JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023

The World Bank

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Poverty and Equity Global Practice
Global Engagement
Poverty Economist / Data Scientist

JOE ID Number: 2022-02_111471282
Date Posted: 12/20/2022
Date Inactive: 01/31/2023
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 World Bank's Poverty and Equity Global Practice is looking for imaginative and innovative empirical micro-economist with a demonstrated track record of sound analytical work and excellent judgment to create innovative and just-in-time solutions to promote evidence-based policy making. Key focus areas are in assessing the distributional impacts of climate change, climate action, and of alternative tax and spending policies.

The candidate will become familiar with microsimulation approaches and work with country teams to customize these to country specific 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 code that can be easily implemented by country teams; 2) develop Mata and other functions that address common problems and improve run times of code; and 3) propose innovative methods and solutions, using STATA or other languages, 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 strict requirement.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/31/2023
Application Instructions:
Please apply through the World Bank portal, attaching your cv and cover letter.