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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. 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.




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Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow
Sponsoring research affiliate(s): Joshua Angrist, David Autor, and Parag Pathak
Institution: MIT
Field(s) of Research:Economics of education
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Research Assistant
Sponsoring research affiliate(s): Pete Klenow, Nick Bloom
Institution: The Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development
Field(s) of Research: Firms and Productivity
Link for Job Posting

Full-time Research Assistant
Sponsoring Researcher(s): Andrew Barr, Jennifer Doleac, Jason Lindo, Steve Puller
Institution: Texas A&M Department of Economics
Field of research: Applied Microeconomics
Link for Job Posting

Social Science Research Professional
Sponsoring research affiliate(s): Hongbin Li, Grant Miller
Field(s) of Research: Chinese economic development
Institution: The Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Research Professional
Sponsoring Researchers: Anya Kleymenova, Rimmy E. Tomy, Christian Leuz
Institution: The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Fields: Financial Economics, Finance, Applied Economics, Regulatory Economics, Accounting
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Research Professional
Sponsoring Researcher: Stefano DellaVigna
Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Field(s):Behavioral Economics, Applied Micro
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Research Professional
Sponsoring Researcher: Elisabeth Kempf and Margarita Tsoutsoura
Institution: University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Cornell University
Field(s): Financial Economics, Finance and Applied Microeconomics
Link for Job Posting

Research Assistant
Sponsoring Researcher: Nicole Maestas
Field(s) of Research: Disability, Labor Economics, Health and Aging
Institution: Harvard University, Dept. of Health Care Policy
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Research Assistant/Statistician Position
Sponsoring Researcher(s): Professors Fiona Scott Morton and Kevin Williams
Fields: Industrial Organization
Institution: Yale University
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Research Assistant
Sponsoring Researcher(s): Nick Buchholz, Kate Ho, Adam Kapor, Jakub Kastl
Fields: Industrial Organization
Institution: Princeton University Department of Economics
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Research Professional
Sponsoring Researcher: Professor James Heckman
Institution: Center for the Economics of Human Development at the University of Chicago
Field(s): economics of early childhood development
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Research Assistant
Sponsoring Researcher: Zirui Song
Institution: Harvard Medical School, Department of Health Care Policy
Field: Health Economics, Health Policy
Link for Job Posting: requisition number 45637

Full-time Ph.D. Research Assistant (Summer 2018 or longer)
Sponsoring researcher: Annamaria Lusardi
Institution: George Washington University School of Business
Field of research: Ageing, Financial Capability, Microeconomics, Financial Markets
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Research Assistant
Sponsoring Researchers: Amanda Kowalski
Institution: University of Michigan
Field of research: Health Economics anad applied economics
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Pre-Doctoral Fellow
Sponsoring Researchers: Zack Cooper and Fiona Scott Morton
Institution: Yale University
Field of research: Health Economics, IO, Applied Microeconomics
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Research Professional
Sponsoring Researcher: Margarita Tsoutsoura
Institution: Cornell University
Field of research: Corporate Finance, Household Finance
Link for Job Posting

Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow: UC Berkeley
Sponsoring Researcher: Reed Walker
Institution: UC Berkeley Department of Economics, Haas School of Business
Field of research: Energy and Environmental Economics, Public Economics
Link for Job Posting

Research Fellow
Sponsoring Researcher: Nicola Bianchi
Institution: Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
Field of research: Applied microeconomics, Labor economics, Applied macroeconomics
Link for Job Posting

Research Analyst (Full-Time)
Sponsoring Researcher: Lori Beaman
Field(s) of Research: Development Economics, Agriculture, Social Networks, and Gender Equality
Institution: Global Poverty Research Lab at Northwestern University
Link for Job Posting

Research Analyst (Full-Time)
Sponsoring Researcher: Lori Beaman
Field(s) of Research: Development Economics, Agriculture, Social Networks, and Gender Equality
Institution: Global Poverty Research Lab at Northwestern University
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Research Professional
Sponsoring Researcher: Juan Pantano
Institution: Center for the Economics of Human Development at the University of Chicago
Field(s): labor economics, health economics and family economics
Link for Job Posting

Staff Associate: (Finance)
Sponsoring researcher: Robert Hodrick, Wei Jiang, Michaela Pagel and other faculty
Fields: Finance, financial economics, applied econometrics
Institution: Columbia Business School
Link for Job Posting

Full Time Research Assistant
Sponsoring Researcher: Amanda Kowalski
Institution: Princeton University and University of Michigan
Fields: Health Economics
Link for Job Posting

Research Associate
Sponsoring Researcher: Lucian Bebchuk
Institution: Harvard Law School, Program on Corporate Governance
Field(s) of research: Corporate Governance
Link for Job Posting

Research Assistant: Urban and Spatial Program, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE
Sponsoring Researcher: David Weil
Institution: London School of Economics and Political Science
Fields of Research: urbanisation, employment, access to public services, African and Asian countries
Link for Job Posting

Research Associate
Sponsoring Researcher: Bruce Meyer
Institution: University of Chicago, Harris School
Field(s) of research: Economics
Link for Job Posting

Staff Associate
Sponsoring Researcher: David Weinstein
Institution: Columbia University
Link for Job Posting

Energy and Environment Lab Research Fellow (located in Sacramento, California)
Sponsoring Researcher: Michael Greenstone
Institutions: The University of Chicago Energy and Environment Lab
Link for Job Posting

Energy and Environment Lab Research Fellow (located in Denver, Colorado)
Sponsoring Researcher: Michael Greenstone
Institutions: The University of Chicago Energy and Environment Lab
Link for Job Posting

EPIC Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
Sponsoring Researcher: Michael Greenstone
Institutions: The Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC)
Link for Job Posting

Research Assistant
Sponsoring Researcher: Jan Eeckhout
Institution: Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Field(s) of research: Macroeconomics/Labor Economics and Industrial Organisation
Link for Job Posting

Project Manager
Sponsoring Researcher: Justine Hastings
Institution: Brown University, Rhode Island Innovative Policy Lab (RIIPL)
Field(s): Applied Microeconomics, Public Policy
Link for Job Posting

Associate Director of Data Science
Sponsoring Researcher: Justine Hastings
Institution: Brown University, Rhode Island Innovative Policy Lab (RIIPL)
Field(s): Applied Microeconomics, Computer Science, Data Science
Link for Job Posting

Lead DevOps Engineer
Sponsoring Researcher: Justine Hastings
Institution: Brown University, Rhode Island Innovative Policy Lab (RIIPL)
Field(s): Computer Science, Data Science
Link for Job Posting

Junior Fellow in Economics and Data Science
Sponsoring Researcher: Justine Hastings
Institution: Brown University, Rhode Island Innovative Policy Lab (RIIPL)
Field(s): Applied Microeconomics, Data Science
Link for Job Posting

PhD Scholarship
Sponsoring Researcher: Morten Bennedsen
Institution: University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics
Fields: Microeconomics with a focus on topics such as firm organization, corporate governance/finance, leadership and ownermanaged firms
Link for Job Posting

Research Data Analyst
Sponsoring Researcher: Amir Kermani
Institution: Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at UCB
Fields: Macro-Finance, Household Finance and Financial Intermediation
Link for Job Posting

Research Project and Data Assistant
Sponsoring Researcher: Katherine Baicker, Anna Sinaiko
Institution: Harvard University, School of Public Health
Fields: Health insurance coverage and health care delivery
Link for Job Posting

Full Time Research Assistant
Sponsoring Researcher: Joshua Gottlieb, Jesse Perla, David Green
Institution: Vancouver School of Economics
Fields: Various
Link for Job Posting

Research Fellow Position - Ph.D. Excellence Initiative
Sponsoring Researcher: Peter Blair Henry
Institution: NYU, Stern School of Business
Field: Economics
Link for Job Posting

Research Analyst
Sponsoring Researcher(s): Emily Oster and Matthew Kraft
Fields: Economics of education and education policy
Institution: Brown University
Link for Job Posting

Research Associate
Sponsoring Researcher(s): Simon Jäger, Benjamin Schoefer
Fields: Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics
Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Link for Job Posting

Research Assistants
Sponsoring Researchers: Kent Smetters
Institution: The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Field: Public Policy
Link for Job Posting

Summer Research Fellowship
Sponsoring Researcher: Michael Greenstone
Institutions: The Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC)
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Research Assistant
Sponsoring Researcher: Daniel Greenwald
Institution: MIT Sloan School of Management (Finance Group)
Field(s) of Research: macroeconomics, financial economics, housing economics, consumer finance
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Research Assistant, Economics and Data Science
Sponsoring Researcher: Elliott Ash and Daniel Chen
Field(s): Applied Microeconomics, Econometrics, Computer Science, Data Science
Institution: ETH Zurich, Center for Law and Economics
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Research Assistant
Sponsoring Researcher: David Chan
Institution: Stanford University
Field of research: Health Care and Productivity
Link for Job Posting

Predoctoral Research Fellows (8 positions)
Sponsoring Researcher(s):Adrien Auclert, Kate Bundorf, Laurence Baker, Rebecca Diamond, Gopi Shah Goda, David Grusky, Bradley Larsen, Melanie Morten, Petra Persson, Maria Polyakova, Isaac Sorkin
Institution: Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
Field(s): Economics, Policy, Health, Development, Labor and more.
Full Description
Link to Apply

Pre-Doctoral Fellow
Sponsoring Researcher: Raj Chetty, John Friedman, Nathaniel Hendren
Institution: Stanford University, Brown University, Harvard University
Field of research: Applied Microeconomics
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Research Assistant
Sponsoring Researcher(s): Greg Lewis, Markus Mobius, David Rothschild, Glen Weyl, Brendan Lucier and Paul Oka
Institution: Microsoft Research New England (Cambridge, MA)
Link for Job Posting

Research Associate (Data) Nurse-Family Partnership – J-PAL North America
Sponsoring Researcher: Katherine Baicker, Margaret McConnell
Institution: J-PAL North America, MIT
Field(s) of research: Public Health, Health Economics
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Research Assistant
Sponsoring Researcher: Amanda Pallais
Institution: NBER, Harvard University
Field: Labor Economics
Link for Job Posting

Data Analyst Position
Sponsoring Researchers: Ziad Obermeyer and Sendhil Mullainathan
Field(s) of Research: Health Economics, Econometrics, Machine Learning, Health Policy, Medicine
Institution: Brigham and Women's Hospital & Harvard University
Short description: Our work applies methods from econometrics and machine learning to the complex world of medical diagnoses, interventions and outcomes, with the goal of translating large observational datasets into new ways of understanding and improving the life and death decisions that providers and patients make.
Application page

Full-Time Research Assistant
Sponsoring Researcher: Filippo Mezzanotti, Tim Simcoe
Institution: Northwestern University
Field:Innovation, Finance
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Research Assistant
Sponsoring Researcher: Marshall Burke
Institution: Stanford University
Field: Environmental economics, development economics
Link for Job Posting

Research Fellow, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Sponsoring Researcher(s): 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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Full-Time Pre-Doctoral Fellow
Sponsoring Researchers: Emmanuel Saez, Danny Yagan
Institutions: University of California-Berkeley
Fields of Research: Public Economics, Labor Economics, Inequality
Link for Job Posting

Pre-Doctoral Fellows
Sponsoring Researcher: Bruce Meyer
Institution: University of Chicago, Harris School
Field(s): Economics
Link for Job Posting

Research Analyst
Sponsoring Researcher: Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak
Institution: Yale University
Topics: Development, Applied Microeconomics, Labor Economics
Link for Job Posting

Full-time Research Assistant
Sponsoring Researcher: Timothy Layton
Institution: Harvard University
Field of Research: Health economics
Link for Job Posting

NYU Stern Finance Research Assistant
Sponsoring Researcher(s): Sabrina Howell
Institution: New York University Stern School of Business
Fields: Economics, Finance
Link for Job Posting

Full-time Research Associate
Sponsoring Researcher: Lucian Bebchuk
Field of Research: Corporate Governance
Institution: Harvard Law School, Program on Corporate Governance
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Research Analyst (multiple openings)
Sponsoring Researchers: Joseph Gyourko and the faculty of the Wharton Real Estate Department
Fields of Research: Real estate, urban economics, household finance, applied microeconomics
Institution: University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center
Link for Job Posting

W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellowships
Sponsoring Researcher(s): 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
To Apply
Information on Hoover Institution National Fellows: http://www.hoover.org/fellows/category/national-fellows

Full-time Predoctoral Research Assistant
Sponsoring Researchers: Magne Mogstad, Manasi Deshpande, Thibaut Lamadon, and Alessandra Voena
Institution: The University of Chicago
Field of research: Labor Economics, Public Economics
Link for Job Posting

Research Fellow
Sponsoring Researchers: Ian Dew-Becker, Effi Benmelech, Ravi Jagannathan, Torben Andersen, David Matsa, Carola Frydman and other faculty in Kellogg Finance
Institution: Kellogg Finance Department at Northwestern University
Field of research: Empirical or theoretical economics research projects
Link for Job Posting

(Pre-doctoral) Senior Research Specialist 1 for the 2018-2019 academic year
Sponsoring Researchers: Mark Aguiar, Gene Grossman, Oleg Itskhoki, Stephen Redding, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
Fields of research: International trade, international macroeconomics
Institution: Princeton University, International Economics Section (IES)
Link for Job Posting

Senior Research Specialist I (multiple openings)
Sponsoring Researcher: Atif Mian, Maryam Farboodi, Adrien Matray, David Schoenherr, Motohiro Yogo and others
Institution: Princeton University, Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance
Fields: Applied Macroeconomics, Finance
Link for Job Posting

Pre-Doctoral Fellows
Sponsoring Researcher: Roland Fryer
Institution: Harvard University
Field(s): Economics
Link for Job Posting

(Pre-doctoral) Full-Time Senior Research Specialist I for the 2018-2019 academic year
Sponsoring Researchers: Henrik Kleven, Ilyana Kuziemko
Field(s) of Research: Public Economics, Public Finance
Institution: Princeton University, Princeton Program in Public Economics
Link for Job Posting

Full-time Research Professional
Sponsoring Researcher: Jonathan Dingel
Institution: University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Field(s): Economics
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Research Assistant
Sponsoring Researcher: John van Reenen
Institution: MIT
Field: Applied microeconomics
Link for Job Posting

Research Associate
Sponsoring Researcher: William Goetzmann
Institution: Yale University
Field(s):Economics and Finance
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Research Assistant in Pre-Doctoral Training Program
Sponsoring Researchers: Dan Benjamin, David Cesarini, and David Laibson
Institution: Harvard University
Field: Genomics, Economics, Neuroscience, Sociology, Statistics, Data Science
Link for Job Posting

Pharmacoeconomics Research Fellow
Institution: The Health Care Cost Institute
Field(s) of Research: Health Care Economics, Pharmaceuticals
Link for Job Posting

Research Assistant
Sponsoring Researcher: Daniel Benjamin
Institutions: Center for Economic and Social Research, University of Southern California
Field: Behavioral Economics
Link for Job Posting

Project Manager (PM)
Sponsoring Researchers: Marcella Alsan
Fields(s) of research: Oakland Health Disparities Project
Institution: Stanford University
Link for Job Posting

Research Professional
Sponsoring Researchers: Lars Peter Hansen and Andrew Lo
Institution: Becker Friedman Institute of the University of Chicago
Fields(s) of research: Macroeconomics, Finance, Econometrics
Link for Job Posting - to requisition 102664

Position: Research Professional
Sponsoring Researcher: Marianne Bertrand (at The Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation)
Fields(s) of research: Economics, Social impact
Institution: University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Link for Job Posting

Research Associate
Sponsoring Researcher: Daniel Gross
Institution: Harvard University, Business School
Field(s) of research: Strategy Quantitative Analysis
Link for Job Posting

Research Associate – Finance
Sponsoring Researchers: Patrick Bolton, Bob Hodrick, Wei Jiang
Institution: Columbia Business School
Fields: Asset Pricing, Corporate Finance, Contract Theory, Industrial Organization, Behavioral Finance, Entrepreneurial Finance, Private Equity, Corporate Governance, Hedge Funds
Link for Job Posting

Research Specialist
Sponsoring Researcher: Lars Peter Hansen, and Andrew W. Lo
Institution: University of Chicago
Field(s): Macroeconomic
Link for Job Posting

Research Associate
Sponsoring Researcher(s): Christopher Mayer and Tomasz Piskorski
Institution: Columbia Business School, Paul Milstein Center
Field(s): Financial Economics, Public Economics, Real Estate
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Research Assistant
Sponsoring Researcher(s): Tim Layton, and Mark Shepard
Institution: Harvard University, Kennedy School and Medical School
Field(s) of Research: Health Economics
Link for Job Posting and search for job requisition number 41816BR

Research Analyst
Sponsoring Researcher(s): Katherine Baicker, Meredith Rosenthal
Institution: Harvard Chan School of Public Health
Field(s) of Research: Health economics
Link for Job Posting

Research Fellowships
Sponsoring Researcher: Tomas Philipson
Institution: Becker Friedman Institute's Health Economics, University of Chicago
Field(s) of research: Health Economics
Link for Job Posting

Research Fellow (Pre- or Post-Doctoral)
Sponsoring Researcher: Matthew Grennan and Ashley Swanson
Institution: The Wharton School and Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics Research, University of Pennsylvania
Fields of Research: Health economics, industrial organization
Link for Job Posting

Postdoctoral Fellow
Sponsoring Researcher: Mushfiq Mobarak
Institutions: Yale University, the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, Innovations for Poverty Action,
and the International Growth Centre
Field(s) of Research: Urban services in Bangladesh
Full description
Link for Job Posting

Research Analyst (multiple openings)
Sponsoring Researcher: Thomas Kane
Field(s) of Research: Education Policy
Institution: Harvard University, Center for Education Policy Research
Link for Job Posting

Research Fellow: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Sponsoring Researcher(s): Susan Athey, Lanier Benkard, Guido Imbens, and other faculty
Fields: Economics, Political Economics, and more
Institution: Stanford University, Graduate School of Business
Link for Job Posting

Research Associate – Finance & Economics (F&E) Division – Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
Sponsoring researchers: Stephen Zeldes, Andreas Mueller, Pierre Yared, Emi Nakamura, Amit Khandelwal, Ann Bartel, Jonas Hjort, Matthew Backus and others
Institution: Columbia Business School
Fields of Research: Macroeconomics, microeconomics, financial economics, information economics, econometrics, economics of resources and the environment, auctions, game theory, etc.
This position as well as other Research Associate positions can be accessed at the following link: http://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/faculty-research/research/job-opportunities/research-associate

Strategic Data Project Fellowship
Field(s) of Research: Education Policy
Institution: Harvard University
Link for Job Posting



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