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Research Assistant Positions not at the NBER

This page provides links to full-time job listings for bachelor's degree candidates, graduate students, or post-docs, where a substantial share of the work involves assisting economics researchers prepare papers for publication in academic journals, through, for example, collection and analysis of datasets or field research. Positions typically have an expected duration of 1 to 3 years, and typically give priority to candidates looking to continue to the next stage of their academic career upon completion of the position. The positions described here are not based at the NBER's Cambridge office. For a listing of positions at NBER, please visit http://www.nber.org/jobs/employment_opp.html. This page does not include listings for jobs that utilize economic analysis for purposes other than academic research, such as economics consulting firms and financial services firms; university career offices typically manage these postings.




Pre-doctoral Fellow
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: David Autor, Daron Acemoglu, John Van Reenen
Institution: MIT
Field of research: Economics
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Research Staff Associate: (Finance Division)
Sponsoring researchers: Robert Hodrick, Wei Jiang, Michaela Pagel, Xavier Giroud, and other faculty
Fields of Research: Finance, financial economics, applied econometrics
Institution: Columbia Business School Link for Job Posting

Pre-Doctoral Fellows
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Bruce Meyer
Institution: University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy
Field of Research: Economics
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Full-Time Research Analyst (multiple openings)
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Joseph Gyourko, Gilles Duranton, Todd Sinai, Fernando Ferreira, Maisy Wong, Ben Keys, Jessie Handbury, and Nina Harari
Institution: University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
Fields of Research: Applied Microeconomics, real estate, urban economics, household finance, public finance, development
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Research Associate
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Zoe Cullen and Lauren Cohen
Institution: Harvard Business School
Field(s) of Research: experimental and technology economics, gender and the sharing economy, future of work
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Research Associate
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Eugene Soltes and Lauren Cohen
Institution: Harvard Business School
Field(s) of Research: fraud and corporate malfeasance, big data
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Full-Time Research Assistant
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Amanda Pallais
Institution: Harvard University
Field of Research: Labor Economics
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Full-Time Predoctoral Research Fellow/Research Assistant
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Steven Berry, Zack Cooper, Ebonya Washington, Costas Arkolakis, and Joseph Altonji
Institution: The Tobin Center at the Yale Economics Department
Fields: Labor Economics, Health Economics, Economics of Education, Public Policy
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Full-Time Research Assistant
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Antoinette Schoar, Jonathan Parker, Lawrence Schmidt
Institution: MIT
Field of research: housing economics, banking and consumer finance, micro-econometrics, and applied microeconomics
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Research Professional Full-Time
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Greg Kaplan and Simon Mongey
Institution: The University of Chicago The Becker Friedman Institute for Economics
Fields of Research: Macroeconomics, Labor Economics and Applied Microeconomics
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Research Professional
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Professor Luigi Zingales
Institution: The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Fields of Research: Finance, Economics, Business, Public Policy
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Full Time Research Assistant
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak
Institution: Yale University
Fields: Applied Microeconomics, Development
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Pre-doctoral Fellows
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Michael Best and Francois Gerard
Institution: Columbia University
Field: Economics
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Research Assistant Positions
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Magne Mogstad, Alessandra Voena, Ingvil Gaarder, and Manasi Deshpande.
Institution: University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute
Field: Labor Economics
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Research Professional
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Robert Richmond, Shan Ge, Arpit Gupta, Sabrina Howell, Simone Lenzu, Johannes Stroebel, and Theresa Kuchler
Institution: New York University,Stern School of Business
Field: Economics
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Pre-doctoral Research Professional
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Craig Garthwaite and Amanda Starc
Institution: Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
Field: Health Economics
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Predoctoral Research Fellow
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Joshua Angrist, Parag Pathak, and David Autor
Institution: MIT, School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative
Fields: Economics, education policy
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Full-Time Research Analyst
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Joseph Shapiro and Reed Walker
Field(s) of Research: Energy/Environmental Economics, Public Finance, International Trade, Health, and Labor
Institution: University of California, Berkeley
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Postdoctoral Scholar
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: James Heckman (Do Not Contact, Apply at Link)
Field(s) of Research: Health, Education, and Welfare
Institution: University of Chicago, Center for the Economics of Human Development
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W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellowships
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: John Cochrane, Hoover Institution Senior Fellow
Field(s) of Research: economics, finance, political science, business, history, public policy, cyber security, American politics, international studies, international relations, law
Institution: The Hoover Institution at Stanford University
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Full-Time Research Fellow (Multiple Openings) NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Ian Dew-Becker
Institution: Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
Field of research: Financial economics
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Full-time Research Fellow (multiple openings)
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Ian Ayres and Zachary Liscow
Institution: Yale Law School
Field of research: Law and Economics, Public Economics, Applied Microeconomics
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Senior Research Specialist (Full-Time Research Assistant)
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Mark Aguiar, Gene Grossman, Oleg Itskhoki, Stephen Redding, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
Fields: International trade, international macroeconomics
Institution: International Economics Section, Princeton University
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Full-Time Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Amy Finkelstein
Institution: J-PAL North America at MIT
Field of research: Health Economics
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Research Assistant
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Hunt Allcott, Greg Lewis, Markus Mobius, Glen Weyl
Fields: Economics, computer science, machine learning
Institution: Microsoft Research New England
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Full-time Research Assistant
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: John Beshears, Katherine Milkman
Institution: University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
Fields: Behavioral economics, behavioral science, health, household finance
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Research Associate
NBER Sponsoring Researche: Kent Smetters
Institution: University of Pennsylvania, Penn Wharton Budget Model
Fields of research: Public Policy Economics, Macroeconomics, Microsimulation, Demographic Economics, Health Economics, International Economics, Environmental Economics
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Postdoctoral Researcher
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Kent Smetters
Institution: University of Pennsylvania, Penn Wharton Budget Model
Fields of research: Public Policy Economics, Macroeconomics, Microsimulation, Demographic Economics, Health Economics, International Economics, Environmental Economics
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Field Research Manager
The applicants must apply through the Stanford Careers website: https://careersearch.stanford.edu (Job #80959)
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Pascaline Dupas and Marcel Fafchamps
Institution: The Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development, SIEPR, Stanford, CA
Fields: long-term data collection and research presence
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EPIC Predoctoral Fellowship
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Michael Greenstone
Institution: University of Chicago, Climate Impact Lab
Fields: applied microeconomics, energy and environmental economics
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EPIC Predoctoral Fellowship
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Ryan Kellogg, Thom Covert, Koichiro Ito, Steve Cicala
Institution: University of Chicago,
Fields: applied microeconomics, energy and environmental economics
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Full-Time Research Analyst (multiple openings)
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Joseph Gyourko, Gilles Duranton, Todd Sinai, Fernando Ferreira, Maisy Wong, Ben Keys, Jessie Handbury, and Nina Harari
Fields of Research: Applied Microeconomics, real estate, urban economics, household finance, public finance, development
Institution: University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
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Full-Time Research Associates
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Ben Olken, Anja Sautmann
Institution: MIT Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Fields: Various; randomized impact evaluations of social programs
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Two Postdocs
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Tim Layton
Field: health policy, public policy, health services
Institution: Harvard University
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Full-time Research Assistant
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: David Chan
Field: Health Care
Institution: Stanford University
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(Pre-doctoral) Senior Research Specialist 1 for the 2019-2020 academic year
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Orley Ashenfelter, Will Dobbie, Henry Farber, Alan Krueger, David Lee, Alexandre Mas, Christopher Neilson, Cecilia Rouse, Leah Boustan
Field: applied microeconomics, labor economics, economics of education, applied econometrics, public policy
Institution: Princeton University, Industrial Relations Section (IRS)
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Full-Time Research Assistant
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Richard Hornbeck, Seth Zimmerman, Neale Mahoney, Eric Zwick, Rebecca Dizon-Ross, Pascal Noel, Eric Budish, Jack Mountjoy, Heather Sarsons, Thomas Wollmann, Austan Goolsbee
Field: Applied Microeconomics
Institution: The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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Pre-doc Research Fellow, Stanford Graduate School of Business
NBER Sponsoring Researcher(s): Susan Athey, Guido Imbens, Ali Yurukoglu
Fields: Economics, Political Economics, Finance
Institution: Stanford University, Graduate School of Business
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Pre-Doctoral Fellow
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Raj Chetty, John Friedman, Nathaniel Hendren
Institution: Brown University, Harvard University
Field of research: Applied Microeconomics
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Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Amanda Pallais
Institution: Harvard University
Field of Research: Labor Economics
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(Pre-doctoral) Full-Time Senior Research Specialist I (multiple openings) for AY19-20
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Atif Mian, David Schoenherr, Adrien Matray, Natalie Cox Bachas, Motohiro Yogo
Field(s) of Research: Applied Macroeconomics, Finance
Institution: Princeton University, Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Finance & Public Policy
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Full-Time Research Professional (multiple openings)
Sponsoring Researcher: Lubos Pastor and Zhiguo He
Institution: University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Fama-Miller Center for Research in Finance
Field(s): Financial Economics
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Postdoctoral Research Positions
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Howard Kunreuther and Jeff Czajkowski
Fields of Research: Insurance, Risk Management and Behavioral Decision Making
Institution: The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
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Full-Time Pre-Doctoral Fellow
NBER Sponsoring Researcher(s): Zack Cooper and Fiona Scot Morton
Institution: Yale University
Field: Health Economics, IO
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Rustandy Center Research Professional
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Professor Rob Gertner
Institution: Chicago Booth School of Business
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Full-Time Research Assistant
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Sendhil Mullainathan and Ziad Obermeyer
Institution: The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Fields: Health Economics, Econometrics, Machine Learning, Health Policy, Medicine
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(Pre-doctoral) Full-Time Senior Research Specialist I for the 2019-2020 Academic Year
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Henrik Kleven, Ilyana Kuziemko, and Owen Zidar
Field(s) of Research: Public Economics, Public Finance
Institution: Princeton University, Princeton Program in Public Economics
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Full-Time Research Assistant
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Dan Benjamin
Institution: University of Southern California
Field of research: Behavioral Economics
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Full-Time Research Assistant in Pre-Doctoral Training Program at Harvard University/NBER
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Dan Benjamin, David Cesarini, David Laibson
Institution: Harvard University
Field of research: Genoeconomics
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Full-Time Research Fellow
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: John J. Donohue, Jacob Goldin, Daniel Ho, Daniel Kessler, and Alison Morantz
Institution: Stanford Law School
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Full-Time Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Amy Finkelstein
Institution: MIT
Field of research: Empirical Research in Health Economics
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Postdoctoral Research Scholar
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Amit Khandelwal
Institution: Columbia University
Fields of Research: Asian Research
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Full Time Research Assistant
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Joshua Gottlieb, Erik Snowberg
Fields: Various
Institution: University of British Columbia
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Research Assistant
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Pete Klenow, Nick Bloom
Institution: The Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development
Field(s) of Research: Firms and Productivity
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Social Science Research Professional
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Hongbin Li, Grant Miller
Field(s) of Research: Chinese economic development
Institution: The Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development
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Full Time Research Assistant
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Joshua Gottlieb, Jesse Perla, David Green
Institution: Vancouver School of Economics
Fields: Various
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Research Fellow, Stanford Graduate School of Business
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Susan Athey, Lanier Benkard, Guido Imbens, and other faculty
Fields: Economics, Political Economics, and more
Institution: Stanford University, Graduate School of Business
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Research Fellow: Stanford Graduate School of Business
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Susan Athey, Lanier Benkard, Guido Imbens, and other faculty
Fields: Economics, Political Economics, and more
Institution: Stanford University, Graduate School of Business
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