JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021

University of Michigan

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Institute for Social Research
Survey Research Center
Research Scientist

JOE ID Number: 2021-01_111466871
Date Posted: 05/11/2021
Date Inactive: 07/31/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Scientist
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
intergenerational wealth mobility
wealth levels
wealth inequality
wealth segregation
social mobility
Salary Range: negotiable
Full Text of JOE Listing:

University of Michigan’s Survey Research Center ( within the Institute for Social Research invites applications from outstanding candidates for a Research Scientist position dedicated to the construction and use of administrative data to study inequality and social mobility. We seek a researcher who would thrive in our entrepreneurial, interdisciplinary, collegial, yet highly autonomous culture. This scholar will be involved from the beginning of a new, large-scale effort to compare wealth and its intergenerational persistence across the entire United States. In a collaboration between researchers at the Center for Inequality Dynamics and the Internal Revenue Service, this new project will approximate the wealth holdings of U.S. taxpayers, produce estimates of wealth levels, wealth inequality, wealth segregation, and intergenerational wealth mobility, and distribute geographic aggregates of these estimates to the research community, policymakers, and broader public.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in the social sciences or related disciplines. Individuals from groups historically under-represented in the social sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.

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The University of Michigan is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Requirements:
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Application deadline: 06/30/2021
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