JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021

The World Bank

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Equity Policy Lab
Poverty and Equity Global Practice
Poverty Economist / Data Scientist

JOE ID Number: 2020-02_111466192
Date Posted: 12/18/2020
Date Inactive: 01/31/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Poverty Economist / Data Scientist
Section: Other Nonacademic (Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Salaried, Consulting, Etc.)
Location: District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
D3 -- Distribution
H -- Public Economics
Development Economics
Applied Econometrics
Poverty and Social Impact Analysis
Micro econometrics
Public Finance
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Equity Policy Lab of the World Bank's Poverty and Equity Global Practice is looking for talented Economists and Stata programmers to create innovative and just-in-time solutions to promote evidence-based policy making. One of the key areas of focus is assessing the distributional impacts of alternative tax and spending policies, however the team wishes to also grow its expertise on labor, trade, competition, and other reforms.

The candidate will become familiar with microsimulation approaches and work with country teams to implement these approaches to specific country circumstances. This work includes just-in-time assistance in the context of reforms being undertaken by member countries. In addition, the successful candidate will: 1) develop Mata functions that address common problems and improve run times of current programs; 2) develop ados that can be easily implemented by country teams; and 3) propose innovative methods and solutions to assess the distributional impacts of alternative reforms.

The candidate will work closely with country and global teams to develop solutions, often under tight deadlines but with potentially high impacts. Strong attention to detail, adaptability and the ability to work in teams is required. The consultant would ideally be based in Washington DC, but this is not a requirement.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/04/2021
Application Instructions:
Please apply through the World Bank portal, attaching your cv and cover letter.