Job Opportunities - Research

Senior Research Specialist, Princeton University

First stage closing date: 15 November 2017

Overview

The Princeton Program in Public Economics has several openings for full-time pre-doctoral fellows (Senior Research Specialists). The positions involve responsibilities that serve as excellent preparation for Ph.D. programs in economics, including data processing and analysis, survey design, simulation techniques, literature reviews, and presentations. Research fellows will work with Professors Henrik Kleven and Ilyana Kuziemko, along with their co-authors, on topics such as income and wealth inequality, gender inequality, intergenerational mobility, preferences for redistribution, and the analysis of tax and social insurance policies.

This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The end date is dependent on the start date, which may vary, but will likely be during the Summer or early Fall of 2018. The position is based in Princeton, NJ.

Responsibilities

The position requires:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Economics, Math, Computer Science, or Statistics, or significant advanced coursework in these areas.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of statistics/econometrics.
  • Knowledge of statistical programming, particularly STATA. Experience with programs such as SAS, Matlab, and Python is also desirable.
  • Knowledge of standard internet tools and HTML is desirable. Familiarity with standard social science data sources is desirable.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Economics, Math, Computer Science, or Statistics, or significant advanced coursework in these areas.

The application process entails two main stages. For the first stage, please send a cover letter, transcript, CV and a list of three references. These materials are due by November 15, 2017. For shortlisted candidates, the second stage involves a coding exercise and an interview. Address all queries to: pppecon@princeton.edu Chosen candidates will be required to successfully pass a background check.

For further information and how to apply, visit: https://research-princeton.icims.com/jobs/8068/senior-research-specialist-i/job

 


Cambridge-INET Institute Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (Research Assistant or Research Associate) (Fixed Term)

Closing date: 6 November 2017

The Faculty of Economics, Cambridge University has a number of Postdoctoral Research Fellowships available for candidates working in networks, macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics who have recently been awarded a doctoral degree or expect to receive their degree by September 2018. The Fellowships are for a period of 3 years.

The Fellowships will be based at the Cambridge-INET Institute. The Cambridge-INET Institute was created to facilitate critical enquiry and broaden and accelerate the development of economic thinking.

We welcome applications from researchers working on areas related to the four themes of the institute (a non-exclusive list of topics of interest is in parenthesis)

  • Networks, crowds and markets (including theoretical, empirical and experimental research)
  • Transmission mechanisms and economic policy (including firms and sectors in macroeconomics; households heterogeneity; monetary and fiscal policy in closed and open economies);
  • Information, uncertainty and incentives (including game theory and behavioural economics; the theme is mainly concerned with theoretical issues, however, applications of economic theory, in particular to banking and finance, are also welcomed)
  • Empirical analysis of financial markets (including high dimensional econometrics; high-frequency trading and market-microstructure; big data)

For more information see (http://www.inet.econ.cam.ac.uk/about/researchpage)

Successful candidates should demonstrate an ability to develop their own research ideas and also work as part of the strong networks research group in Cambridge. It is expected that successful candidates' work will be at the cutting edge of the research frontier with a view to future publications in world leading journals.

Successful candidates who have not yet received their PhD by September 2018 will be employed on University Grade 5 for Research Assistants starting at £25,728 to £30,688* per annum and once awarded their PhD the salary will be upgraded to Grade 7 for Research Associates (Fellowships), starting at £31,604 to £38,833 per annum. Fellows would also have the possibility of joining a college.

Applications should consist of: - a curriculum vitae; - expression of interest cover letter outlining how you would be able to contribute to Cambridge-INET in light of your research interests; - job market paper; - supplementary material containing other available research papers.

Three references will be sought upon receipt of application.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Further information is available via the link below. Queries may be directed to Marion Reusch, Cambridge-INET Institute Administrator, email: inet@econ.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference JH13428 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information


Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Institute for Multidisciplinary Research in Quantitative Modelling and Analysis (IMMAQ) de l'Université catholique de Louvain – Belgium informs you of the launch of the «FSR Post-doc 2018» call for postdoc fellowships by the Université catholique de Louvain. These fellowships – for a period of 24 months – are addressed to researchers who have not stayed or worked in Belgium for more than 12 months over the last 3 years, and with maximum 5 years of postdoctoral experience.

Candidates must also apply in parallel to the Mandates of the F.R.S.-FNRS: https://www.frs-fnrs.be/index.php/appel-reglements.

The application for a postdoctoral fellowship needs to be supported by the Research Centre in which the applicant intends to work. Interested candidates are invited to follow this procedure:

  • For Monday, November 20, 2017: send a CV (first three pages of the application form) and a preliminary project (1-2 pages). This should be sent by email to severine.dinjar@uclouvain.be.
  • Friday, December 8: shortlisted candidates will be informed by the research centre.
  • December 8, 2017 to January 29, 2018: Preparation of the application, with the support of the research centre.
  • January 29, 2018: deadline for submission of applications: crec-adre@uclouvain.be.

Research in IMMAQ is organized around these broad areas:

  • Actuarial Sciences
  • Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Finance and Quantitative Finance
  • Operations Research 
  • Statistics and Biostatistics

Here are some examples of general themes that can be supported:

  • Energy network regulation, efficiency analysis (models and methods, both parametrics and non-parametrics) (Per Agrell)
  • Supply chain and international logistics modelling (Per Agrell)
  • The economics of digitization (Paul Belleflamme)
  • Macroeconomic adjustment in small commodity producing countries (Vincent Bodart)
  • Integer programming approaches for large-scale network pricing and design problems (Daniele Catanzaro)
  • The chip-firing game on graphs: economic implications and integer programming approaches (Daniele Catanzaro)
  • Order Placement Strategies and Retail Investors (Catherine D’hondt and Rudy de Winne)
  • Impact Evaluation of Development and Labor Market Interventions (Muriel Dejemeppe, William Parienté and Bruno Van der Linden)
  • Stochastic complex systems and stochastic computations for spatial-temporal data (Zhengyuan Gao)
  • Convex optimization (François Glineur and Yurii Nesterov)
  • Multi-omics data integration in personnalized medicine (Bernadette Govaerts)
  • Hedging and pricing of financial derivatives under uncertainty (D. Hainaut)
  • Modelling of financial contagion with Hawkes and switching processes (D. Hainaut)
  • Macro Finance, term structure of interest rates, forecasting (Leonardo Iania)
  • The interaction of Behavioral Economics and Industrial Organization (Johannes Johnen)
  • The theory and empirics of poverty and social exclusion (François Maniquet)
  • Comparative development and marriage institutions (Fabio Mariani)
  • Political regimes, conflict and demographic dynamics (Fabio Mariani)
  • urban development in pre-industrial economies (Fabio Mariani)
  • Evaluation of social impact of social enterprises (Marthe Nyssens)
  • Mission drift of social enterprises (Marthe Nyssens)
  • Role of social enterprises in the social and ecological transition (e.g. commons, collaborative economy, functional economy) (Marthe Nyssens)
  • Fiscal Policy, Monetary Policy, Government Debt Management (Rigas Oikonomou)
  • Application of operations research in power system operations and electricity market analysis, with a specific focus on sustainable growth through demand response and renewable energy integration (Anthony Papavasiliou)
  • Graphical models and extreme value analysis (Johan Segers)
  • Quantitative and Economic Geography : urban landscape morphometrics; exploring and visualizing spatial big data (Isabelle Thomas)
  • Economics of Ageing: the barriers to employment beyond the age of 50 (Vincent Vandenberghe)
  • Economics of Ageing: productivity vs dependency (Vincent Vandenberghe)
  • Social and economic networks (Vincent Vannetelbosch)
  • Globalization and firm-level innovation in developing countries (Gonzague Vannoorenberghe)
  • The economics of deep trade agreements (Gonzague Vannoorenberghe)
  • Does international trade raise the economic risk faced by firms and employees? (Gonzague Vannoorenberghe)
  • Dynamic modeling of stochastic recovery rates with application to credit risk (Frederic Vrins)
  • Corporate finance, labor economics and investment (Yue Zhang)

HKIMR Visiting Fellowship Programmes

The Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research has refined the scope of its research agenda under the Regular Research Fellowship programme to better reflect the focuses of research work in the Institute. Furthermore, several topics have been added to the recently introduced Thematic Study Fellowship programme, which has been receiving an increasing number of applications. For details of the two programmes, please see the HKIMR webpage http://www.hkimr.org/content-id13.

To continue with the success of these two programmes and to maintain the quality and quantity of applications, HKIMR is inviting proposals from interested researchers on an ongoing and competitive basis. 

Regular Research Fellowship:

The length of the visits is typically one month. Applicants are invited to submit proposals consistent with the Institute's overall objective of promoting research that is of strategic importance to Hong Kong and the regional economies, specifically in the following areas: 

  1. Monetary and Financial Stability in Hong Kong and Mainland China; 
  2. Structural economic and financial issues and developments in the Asian region; 
  3. Global monetary and financial issues and developments with implications for Asia; 

Thematic Study Fellowship:

Compared with the Regular Research Fellowship Programme, this programme allows for a more flexible form of research undertaking and may have the possibility of collaboration with the staff at the Institute and HKMA. The duration of the study, which includes a minimum one-week resident visit to the Institute, could be longer than one month if needed. Applicants are invited to submit proposals of empirical and theoretical studies on the topics in the following thematic areas, with preference given to comparative studies which address critical policy issues and have significant global and regional implications:

  1. Emerging markets – a) USD fluctuations and emerging market boom-bust cycles; b) foreign currency corporate credit risk in emerging markets; c) interaction of capital flows with domestic economy and financial system in emerging markets and implications for macroeconomic and financial stability; d) resilience of financial institutions in emerging markets to capital outflows; e) capital flows under the changes in global conditions or capital flows and emerging market; f) the effect of the aging problem in the advanced economies on the Asian economies/emerging economies.
  2. Monetary policy – a) distributional consequences of monetary policy; b) lessons from the implementation of unconventional monetary policy.
  3. Commodity market – a) the dynamics of commodity markets; b) changing effect of oil price shocks on global growth and inflation dynamics.
  4. Financial regulation – unintended consequences of financial regulations
  5. Market development and integration – a) offshore market development and onshore macro-financial stability; b) changing economic structure in China and implications for Hong Kong and the Asian region; c) cross-border financial market volatility spillover from China; d) implications of the Belt and Road Initiative for China, Hong Kong and the Asian region; e) corporate de-leveraging in Europe.
  6. China – a) Implications of financial liberalization for China and Hong Kong; b) monetary policy transmission in China; c) credit risk and banking sector vulnerabilities in China; d) service sector development in China; e) corporate de-leveraging in China; f) cross-border capital flows in China; g) estimation of sectoral productivity.
  7. Hong Kong – a) Currency Board and HKD exchange rate; b) the influence of the US and China on Hong Kong’s business cycle; c) liquidity dynamics and transmission mechanisms in CNH market.

Further details and submission guidelines can be found on the HKIMR webpage: http://www.hkimr.org/content-id13.