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Research Assistant Positions not at the NBER

This page provides links to full-time job listings associated with research projects led by NBER-affiliated researchers. These positions, which are not based at the NBER's Cambridge office, may be suitable for bachelor's degree candidates, graduate students, or post-docs. Positions typically have an expected duration of 1 to 3 years, and often give priority to candidates who are planning to continue to the next stage of their academic career upon completion of the position. 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 postings for economics consulting firms and financial services firms. University career offices typically manage these job announcements.




Research Specialist
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Peter Hull
Institution: University of Chicago
Field(s) of Research: Education, Healthcare, and Criminal Justice
Link for Job Posting

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 Specialist
Sponsoring Researcher: Robert Shimer and Alessandra González
Institution: University of Chicago, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Field(s) of Research: Gender, Development, and Organizations
Link for Job Posting
Note: Do not contact sponsor directly. To be considered for the position, please apply directly via the link above.

Research Associate (Global Venture Policy Project)
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Josh Lerner
Institution: Harvard Business School
Field(s) of Research: Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship
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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 Specialist
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Pietro Tebaldi
Institution: University of Chicago
Field of Research: empirical analysis of health insurance markets
Link for Job Posting

Research Specialist
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Leonardo Bursztyn
Institution: University of Chicago
Field of Research: behavioral economics, political economy and development economics
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)
Sponsoring Researchers: Leonid Kogan, Lawrence Schmidt, and Taha Chokhmane
Institution: MIT Sloan School of Management
Fields: Financial Economics, Household Finance, Macroeconomics
Link for Job Posting

Part-time Research Assistant
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Jessica Van Parys
Institution: Hunter College, CUNY
Field of Research: Health Care, Aging
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Research Professional
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
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Research Professional
NBER sponsoring researchers: JP Dubé, Sarah Moshary, Bradley Shapiro
Institution: The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Fields of research: Marketing, public policy, economics
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
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Research Professional
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Marianne Bertrand
Institution: The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Fields of Research: Economics, Public Policy
Link for Job Posting

Research Professional
Sponsoring Researchers: John List
Institution: University of Chicago
Field(s): Experimental Economics
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Full-Time Research Professional
Sponsoring Researchers: 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 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 (pre-doctoral)
Sponsoring Researchers: Lubos Pastor, Zhiguo He, and other finance faculty
Institution: University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Fama-Miller Center for Research in Finance
Field(s): Financial Economics
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Research Professional
Sponsoring Researchers: Daniel Wolfenzon, Morten Bennedsen, Margarita Tsoutsoura
Institution: University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics
Field: Corporate Finance, Household Finance
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Research Professional
Sponsoring Researcher: Joshua Gottlieb
Institution: University of Chicago
Field(s): Applied Microeconomics, Health Care
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Research Professional
Sponsoring Researchers: Luigi Zingales, Jessica Jeffers and Tania Babina
Institution: University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Columbia University
Field(s): Financial Economics
Link for Job Posting

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Office of the President
Term: 1-year position beginning July 1, 2019
Institution: Brown University, Annenberg Institute
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Susanna Loeb
Field of Research: Education, Economics, Sociology, Statistics, Psychology, Public Policy, or related field
Link for Job Posting

(Pre-doctoral) Full-Time Senior Research Specialist
Sponsoring Researchers: Thomas Fujiwara, Anne Karing, Maria Micaela Sviatschi
Fields: Development Economics, Behavioral Economics, Political Economy
Institution: Princeton University
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Amy Finkelstein
Institution: J-PAL North America at MIT
Field of research: Health Economics
Link for Job Posting

Full-time Research Analyst
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

Research Manager - J-PAL North America
Sponsoring Researcher: Amy Finkelstein
Field: Economics
Institution: MIT
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: Digital Learning Fellow
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Leonid Kogan
Institution: MIT Sloan School of Management
Field of Research: Finance/Finance Course Development
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)
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Pre-doctoral Fellow
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: David Autor, Daron Acemoglu, John Van Reenen
Institution: MIT
Field of research: Economics
Link for Job Posting and Link for Job Posting *candidates must submit their application through both links

Full-Time Research Assistant
Sponsoring Researcher: Zirui Song, Katherine Baicker
Institution: Harvard Medical School, Department of Health Care Policy
Field: Health Economics, Health Policy
Link for Job Posting: requisition number 47975BR

Research Professional
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)
Sponsoring 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
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
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

Research Assistant II- Full-Time
Sponsoring Researchers: Michael Chernew, Chris Ody, Leemore Dafny
Field: Health Care Policy, Economics
Institution: Harvard Medical School
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Research Associate
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Chris Mayer and Tomasz Piskorski
Institution: Columbia University
Fields: Real estate, securities and mortgage markets, financial intermediation and banking, housing policy
Link for Job Posting

Research Specialist II
Sponsoring Researcher: Jacob Shapiro
Field: Applied machine learning
Institution: Princeton University
Link for Job Posting

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
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 Assistant
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: John List
Institution: University of Chicago
Field: Charitable Giving, Education, Behavioral Economics
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
Link for Job Posting

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 Research Staff Associate: (Economics Division – Macroeconomics)
NBER Sponsoring researchers: Fredric Mishkin, Jesse Schreger, Shang-Jin Wei, Pierre Yared, Stephen Zeldes, and other macroeconomics faculty
Fields of Research: Macroeconomics, applied econometrics
Institution: Columbia Business School
Link for Job Posting

Pre-doctoral Research Staff Associate (Finance Division)
NBER 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
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
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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
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 Fellows
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Michael Best and Francois Gerard
Institution: Columbia University
Field: Economics
Link for Job Posting

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
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
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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
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
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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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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

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
Link for Job Posting

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

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
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

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
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
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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
Link for Job Posting

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
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Pre-Doctoral Fellow
NBER Sponsoring Researcher(s): Zack Cooper and Fiona Scot Morton
Institution: Yale University
Field: Health Economics, IO
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Research Assistant
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: Dan Benjamin
Institution: University of Southern California
Field of research: Behavioral Economics
Link for Job Posting

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
Link for Job Posting

Full-Time Research Fellow
NBER Sponsoring Researchers: John J. Donohue, Jacob Goldin, Daniel Ho, Daniel Kessler, and Alison Morantz
Institution: Stanford Law School
Link for Job Posting

Postdoctoral Research Scholar
NBER Sponsoring Researcher: Amit Khandelwal
Institution: Columbia University
Fields of Research: Asian Research
Link for Job Posting

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
Link for Job Posting

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