The Becker Friedman Institute for Economics (BFI) is seeking to hire a full-time Research Professional to work with Professor Magne Mogstad on ongoing and new research projects related to applied econometrics, labor and public economics. Applicants must be available to begin work in July 2021.
Successful candidates will work directly with Professor Magne Mogstad and co-authors as part of BFI’s Ronzetti Initiative for the Study of Labor Markets and BFI’s Predoctoral Research in Economics Program (PREP). The position entails collaboration on new and ongoing research projects, with the specialization in using applied microeconometric techniques to analyze modern labor markets in developed economies, including (but not limited to) 1) understanding changes in labor demand (e.g., international competition and trade, regulation and firm dynamics), 2) understanding labor supply (e.g., household labor supply, barriers to geographical and occupational mobility), and 3) policy and labor market equilibrium (e.g., the insurance and incentive effects of social insurance and safety net programs).
The program is intended to serve as a bridge between college and graduate school for students interested in empirical economics. Former Research Professionals for Professor Mogstad have all been admitted to PhD programs at the highest ranked economics programs in the US.
Applicants must have completed a Bachelors degree by June 2021 and have strong quantitative and programming skills. Candidates with research experience are strongly preferred, especially those with experience in Stata, R, Python or Matlab. The ideal candidate would begin on July 1, 2021 and work for BFI for one or two years before applying to graduate school in Economics or another quantitative social science. BFI offers competitive salary and employee benefits.