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Pre-Doctoral Fellow
Sponsoring Researcher: Fiona Burlig
Institution: University of Chicago, EPIC
Field(s): energy and environmental economics
Link for Job Posting  Apply

Pre-Doctoral Fellow
Sponsoring Researcher: Thomas Covert
Institution: University of Chicago, EPIC
Field(s): energy and environmental economics
Link for Job Posting   Apply

Pre-Doctoral Fellow
Sponsoring Researcher: Michael Greenstone
Institution: University of Chicago, EPIC
Field(s): energy and environmental economics
Link for Job Posting   Apply

Pre-Doctoral Fellow
Sponsoring Researcher: Michael Greenstone
Institution: University of Chicago, EPIC, Climate Impact Lab
Field(s): energy and environmental economics
Link for Job Posting   Apply

Senior Research Specialist (Full-Time Research Assistant)
Sponsoring Researchers: Mark Aguiar, Gene Grossman, Oleg Itskhoki, Eduardo Morales, Ezra Oberfield, Stephen Redding, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
Fields: International Trade, International Macroeconomics
Institution: Princeton University, International Economics Section (IES)
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Pre-Doctoral Fellow
Sponsoring Researcher: Zack Cooper
Institution: Yale University - Tobin Center for Economic Policy
Field(s): Applied Microeconomics, Health Economics, IO
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Research Assistant
Sponsoring Researchers: Claudia Steinwender
Institution: MIT Sloan
Field(s): Applied Microeconomics, international economics, innovation, economic history
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Research Professional
Sponsoring Researchers: Marianne Bertrand and Chang-Tai Hsieh
Institution: The Becker Friedman Institute for Economics (BFI)
Field(s): Microeconomics, of labor economics, corporate finance, and development economics
Link for Job Posting

Economic Research Analyst
Sponsoring Researchers: Susan Athey, Eric Chyn, Justine Hastings, Jonah Rockoff, Seth Zimmerman
Institution: NBER, RIPL
Field(s): Applied Microeconomics, Computer Science, Data Science
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Data Scientist
Sponsoring Researchers: Susan Athey, Eric Chyn, Justine Hastings, Jonah Rockoff, Seth Zimmerman
Institution: NBER, RIPL
Field(s): Applied Microeconomics, Computer Science, Data Science
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Data Engineer
Sponsoring Researchers: Susan Athey, Eric Chyn, Justine Hastings, Jonah Rockoff, Seth Zimmerman
Institution: NBER, RIPL
Field(s): Applied Microeconomics, Computer Science, Data Science
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Senior Project Manager
Sponsoring Researchers: Susan Athey, Eric Chyn, Justine Hastings, Jonah Rockoff, Seth Zimmerman
Institution: NBER, RIPL
Field(s): Applied Microeconomics, Computer Science, Data Science
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Full Time Research Assistant (s)
Sponsoring researcher: Daniel Benjamin
Institution: University of Southern California
Field of research: Behavioral economics
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Research Assistant (s)
Sponsoring researcher(s): David Laibson, Brigitte Madrian, James Choi, and John Beshears
Institution: Harvard University
Field of research: Behavioral economics, decision making, savings, and health behaviors
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Full-Time Research Professional
Sponsoring researcher: Anjali Adukia
Institution: University of Chicago
Field of research: applied microeconomics
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Full-Time Research Assistant
Sponsoring researcher: Amanda E. Kowalski
Institution: University of Michigan
Field of research: Health economics and applied econometrics
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Pre-doctoral research fellow
Sponsoring researcher: Heidi Williams
Institution: Stanford University / SIEPR
Field of research: Economics of innovation Link for Job Posting

Pre-Doctoral Research Associate
Sponsoring Researcher: William Goetzmann
Institution: Yale School of Management
Field of research: Finance and Economics
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Pre-Doctoral Research Associate
Sponsoring Researcher: William Goetzmann
Institution: Yale School of Management
Field of research: Finance and Economics
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Full Time Research Fellows
Sponsoring Researchers: John J. Donohue, Jacob Goldin, Daniel Ho, Daniel Kessler, and Alison Morantz
Institution: Stanford Law School
Fields: empirical legal and social science research
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Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow
Sponsoring Researcher: Amy Finkelstein
Institution: MIT
Field of research: Empirical research in health economics
Link for Job Posting

Predoctoral Research Fellow
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Joshua Angrist and Parag Pathak
Institution: MIT, School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative
Field: Economics, education policy
MIT Link
SEII Link

Staff Associate
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Jonah Rockoff
Institution: Columbia Business School
Fields of Research: Microeconomics with an emphasis on labor and education economics
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Staff Associate
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Matt Backus
Institution: Columbia Business School
Fields of Research: Microeconomics with an emphasis on structural estimation
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Core Researcher
NBER sponsoring Researcher: Marco Di Maggio
Institution: Terra
Field(s) of Research: Quantitative Finance, Economics
Link for Job Posting

Research Manager (Full-Time)
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Tom Kane
Institution: Harvard University, Center for Education Policy Research
Field of Research: Education
Link for Job Posting

Research Analyst I (Full-Time)
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Tom Kane
Institution: Harvard University, Center for Education Policy Research
Field of Research: Education
Link for Job Posting

EPIC Predoctoral Fellowship
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Michael Greenstone
Institution: University of Chicago, Climate Impact Lab
Fields: applied microeconomics, energy and environmental economics
Job Description Link for Job Posting

Research Associate (Course Development: Life Sciences)
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Amitabh Chandra
Institution: Harvard Business School
Field(s) of Research: Biotechnology, life sciences
Link for Job Posting

Research Associate
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Bill Kerr
Institution: Harvard Business School
Field(s) of Research: Economic Outcomes, Entrepreneurship
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Research Assistant
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Ricardo Hausmann
Institution: Harvard University, Growth Lab at the Center for International Development
Field of Research: Economics/Growth Diagnostics
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Research Assistant II
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Ateev Mehrotra, Anupam Jena
Institution: Harvard Medical School
Field(s) of Research: Health Economics, Health Policy
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Research Analyst
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: David Lyle
Institution: United States Military Academy at West Point
Field(s) of Research: Labor Economics, Public Economics
Link for Job Posting

Research Associate
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Paul Gompers
Institution: Harvard Business School
Field(s) of Research: Behavioral Finance, Entrepreneurial Finance, Venture Capital
Link for Job Posting

Senior Research Manager
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Shawn Cole
Institution: Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
Field of Research: Development Economics
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Research Assistant
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Nicole Maestas
Institution: Harvard Medical School
Field of research: Health Care
Link for Job Posting

Research Program Associate/Sr. Research Program Associate (Full Time, Regular Position)
Institution: Brown University, Annenberg Institute
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Susanna Loeb
Field of Research: Education
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Technical Associate (Full-Time Research Assistant)
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Leonid Kogan, Lawrence Schmidt, and Taha Chokhmane
Institution: MIT Sloan School of Management
Fields: Financial Economics, Household Finance, Macroeconomics
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Research Professional
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Constantine Yannelis and Michael Dinerstein
Fields: Education, Finance, Economics
Institution: The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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Research Professional
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Molly Schnell
Institution: Northwestern University
Field of research: Health Care, Applied Microeconomics
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Senior Research Professional
NBER sponsoring researcher: Lars Peter Hansen
Institution: The University of Chicago
Fields of research: macro financial modeling, climate uncertainty, the interplay of macro and finance, fiscal studies
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Pre-Doctoral Research Assistant
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Benjamin Moll
Institution: London School of Economics
Field of research: Macroeconomics
Link for Job Posting

Research Director
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Howard Kunreuther and Carolyn Kousky
Institution: Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, University of Pennsylvania
Field(s): risk management, resilience, risk financing, decision-making, climate risk and adaptation
Link for Job Posting

Energy Policy Fellowship – E2e Project
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Michael Greenstone (University of Chicago), Christopher Knittel (MIT), and Catherine Wolfram (University of California, Berkeley)
Institution: The University of Chicago
Field(s): Environment and Energy Economics
Link for Job Posting

Pre-doctoral Research Fellow
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Venky Venkateswaran
Institution: New York University, Stern School of Business, Department of Economics
Field of Research: Macroeconomics, public finance, labor markets, growth and development, firm dynamics
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Research Professional
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Daniel Wolfenzon, Morten Bennedsen, Margarita Tsoutsoura
Institution: University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics
Field: Corporate Finance, Household Finance
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Full-time Research Analyst
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Hummy Song and Claudio Lucarelli
Institution: The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Field(s): health economics, health care operations management, experimental economics
Link for Job Posting

Position Title: Research Associate Position (pre-doctoral)
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Pinar Yildirim and Ron Berman
Institution: Wharton School |University of Pennsylvania
Field of Research: Managerial economics, industrial organization, online economy, competition, and artificial intelligence
Link for Job Posting

Position Title: Pre-doctoral Research Fellow
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Michael J. Dickstein
Institution: New York University, Stern School of Business, Department of Economics
Field of Research: Health reform and health care markets, environmental and agricultural economics, retail markets, antitrust and regulation, and IO theory
Link for Job Posting

Research Specialist/Predoctoral Fellow
Institution: University of Chicago
Field(s) of Research: Health, Education, and Welfare
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: James Heckman (Do Not Contact, Apply at Link)
Link for Job Posting

Research Professional
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: John Barrios, Margarita Tsoutsoura
Fields: Economics, Accounting, Psychology
Institution: The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Link for Job Posting

Research Associate (pre-doctoral; Finance Cohort)
NBER ponsoring Researchers: Marco DiMaggio, Malcolm Baker, Robin Greenwood, Sam Hanson, Emil Siriwardane, and Adi Sunderam
Institution: Harvard Business School
Field(s) of Research: Corporate Finance, Asset Pricing, Household Finance, Financial Institutions
Link for Job Posting

Research Data Analyst
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Amir Kermani and Nick Tsivanidis
Field (s): Urban economics, development economics, international trade and applied macroeconomics
Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Link for Job Posting

Pre-Doctoral Fellowships
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Thomas Covert and Ryan Kellogg
Field: Economics, Energy and Environmental Economics
Institution: The Energy Policy Institute at Chicago
Job description: here
Candidates should apply here

Predoctoral Research Fellowships (multiple positions)
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Marcella Alsan, David C. Chan, Matthew Gentzkow, Maria Polyakova, Maya Rossin-Slater, Petra Persson, Amit Seru, Meredith Startz
Institution: Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford University
Fields of Research: Economics, Political Economy, Finance, Health and Healthcare, Incarceration, Statistics, Development, Public Policy
Link for Job Posting    (pdf)

Research Associate
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Simon Jäger, Benjamin Schoefer
Fields: Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics
Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Link for Job Posting

EPIC Summer Research Fellowship
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Michael Greenstone
Institution: University of Chicago
Fields: applied microeconomics, energy and environmental economics
Link for Job Posting

Research Professional
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Nicola Bianchi
Institution: Kellogg School of Management
Fields: Applied microeconomics, Labor economics, Applied macroeconomics
Link for Job Posting

Research Professional
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Kerwin Charles
Institution: University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics
Fields of Research: Education policy, violence in children’s lives, the gender pay gap, and the effects of paid family leave
Link for Job Posting

Postdoctoral Associates (three)
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Erik Brynjolfsson
Institution: MIT
Field: Capabilities of AI, Machine Learning
Link for Job Posting

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

Accounting Department Full-Time Research Fellow
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Robert McDonald
Institution: Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
Field of research: Accounting, Finance, Economics
Link for Job Posting Please search for position number 34950

Research Professional
NBER Sponsoring researchers: Brent Neiman, Rodrigo Adao, and Rohan Kekre
Fields of Research: International Finance, Macro, and Trade
Institution: The University of Chicago Becker Friedman Institute
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Research Professional
NBER Sponsoring researchers: Jonathan Dingel, Felix Tintelnot
Fields of Research: International Trade
Institution: The University of Chicago Becker Friedman Institute
Link for Job Posting

Pre-doctoral Research Staff Associate: (Economics Division – Microeconomics)
NBER Sponsoring researchers: Matthew Backus, Ann Bartel, Geoffrey Heal, Jonas Hjort, Amit Khandelwal, Jonah Rockoff, and other microeconomics faculty
Fields of Research: Microeconomics, 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
Link for Job Posting

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
Link for Job Posting

Research Associate
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Eugene Soltes and Lauren Cohen
Institution: Harvard Business School
Field(s) of Research: fraud and corporate malfeasance, big data
Link for Job Posting

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
Link for Job Posting

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
Link for job posting

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
Link for Job Posting

Full Time Research Assistant
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak
Institution: Yale University
Fields: Applied Microeconomics, Development
Link for Job Posting

Pre-doctoral Research Professional
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Craig Garthwaite and Amanda Starc
Institution: Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
Field: Health Economics
Link for Job Posting

Predoctoral Research Fellow
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Joshua Angrist, Parag Pathak, and David Autor
Institution: MIT, School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative
Fields: Economics, education policy
MIT Link for Job Posting
SEII Link for Job Posting

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
Link for Job Posting

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
Information on Hoover Institution National Fellows
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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
Link for Job Posting

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
Link for Job Posting

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
Link for Job Posting

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
Link for Job Posting

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
Link for Job Posting
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