Economics Job Postings

The Economics Department at the Weatherhead School of Management maintains the job listing below. For additional job postings or career related assistance, Case Western Reserve University undergraduate students should contact the Career Center. Weatherhead graduate students should contact the Career Management Office (CMO).

The San Francisco Federal Reserve is currently seeking to employ Research Associates for the Economic Research Department in any of five sections: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, International Economics, Finance, and Risk Modeling. Research Associates are given the opportunity to work with economists at the top of their field on a variety of research questions and real-world policy issues while developing a toolkit beneficial for graduate study and future career paths. Research Associates usually work at the Bank for two years before going on to graduate programs or careers in economics, business, or related disciplines. Our tuition reimbursement program and flexible work schedule further encourage continued learning. We seek exceptional individuals with superior academic records and strong written and oral communication skills. We look for intermediate coursework in economics and strong foundations in mathematics and statistics, demonstrated through courses such as calculus, linear algebra, and regression analysis. Many projects employ statistical programming packages and competitive candidates will have familiarity with some of the following packages among others: Stata, Matlab, SAS, or R. The Economic Research Department is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce. As such, we especially encourage submissions from less represented groups including women and minorities. The Bank recognizes the benefit derived from different perspectives and looks to foster this when reviewing applications. More information and the online application for the Research Associate position can be found at http://www.frbsf.org/our-district/careers/departments/economic-research-jobs/.

The Industrial Relations Section is once again looking for someone to hire as a full-time data analyst (i.e., research assistant) and we thought you might know a student who would be a good fit. It would be a great job for a recent BA who wants to work for a while before going to graduate school in economics. Obviously, the position would be best suited for someone with interests in education, labor, or public economics, although that is not a job requirement. If they are interested in applying, tell them to go to the link: https://jobs.princeton.edu and search for the requisition number 1300750.

Student Career Employment Program Student Temporary Employment Program (Summer 2014) INTRODUCTION: The Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), located in Arlington, Virginia is considering students for the Student Career Employment Program and the Student Temporary Employment Program (Summer 2014). SIGAR is looking for energetic, enthusiastic, and exceptional students who are interested in learning about working for the Federal Government and supporting SIGAR’s efforts. To learn more about SIGAR, visit our website at www.sigar.mil. WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: U. S. Citizens who are currently enrolled, will be continuing their education after May 2014, or are accepted for enrollment as a degree seeking student. Students must also be taking at least a half-time academic, technical, or vocational course load in an accredited high school, technical, vocational, 2 or 4 year college or university, graduate or professional school. See website at www.sigar.mil/careers/ for more information.

The National Retail Federation (NRF) is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.5 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy. NRF’s This is Retail campaign highlights the industry’s opportunities for life-long careers, how retailers strengthen communities, and the critical role that retail plays in driving innovation. www.nrf.com.

The mission of the Department of Commerce (DOC) Internship Program is to engage and empower developing leaders with a passion for public service. The program will expose students to opportunities in the Federal Government and the potential to find passion in a career in public service. Interns will gain unique experience though their placement in one of several DOC offices. The DOC Internship Program accepts applications on a rolling basis. This is an unpaid opportunity. Candidates must be available for the duration of the program to be considered for placement. Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in public policy, governmental affairs, public affairs, business and/or community engagement. To apply for an internship, send your resume to intern@doc.gov. No phone calls please. You will be contacted only if you are a candidate for an internship.

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab’s (J-PAL) 2014 Winter Recruiting Drive is now accepting applications for positions starting in summer 2014. J-PAL and our sister organizations also have openings for specific projects as Research Associates, Research Analysts, Research Managers, and positions in the Policy Group. More detailed descriptions of our position types may be found at http://www.povertyactionlab.org/Jobs/Job-Categories.

Job Description SEII Full Time Research Assistant The School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative (SEII) is looking for a motivated and organized Research Assistant who will support efforts to evaluate and improve education programs and policies. Examples of past and on-going research projects can be found at http://seii.mit.edu/. The Research Assistant will work directly under MIT Professors Joshua Angrist, Parag Pathak, and David Autor. Specific tasks shall include: constructing original research data sets; preparing data for analysis; conducting analysis in statistical packages to answer specific research questions; presenting results at weekly team meetings; preparing results for both academic and policy audiences; code management and project documentation; other tasks, as assigned. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Math, Economics, Statistics, or Computer Science and strong quantitative and programming skills are required. Candidates with previous research experience are strongly preferred. Most programming will be done in Stata and Python, though experience with other languages will be beneficial. The ideal candidate must also have strong communications skills. These include the ability to interpret and explain findings to a variety of audiences. Candidates should expect to closely collaborate with the professors and other SEII team members at all stages of research projects. The position is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An employment term of at least one year is expected. Start date is flexible, though candidates who can begin on or before January 15, 2014 are strongly preferred. The position is well suited for candidates who are considering pursuing a graduate degree in Economics or another quantitative discipline. If interested, please send the following by email to Annice Correia at correia@nber.org: ! a one-page cover letter briefly describing your experience and career goals ! a CV ! a complete undergraduate transcript and graduate transcript, if applicable (They do not need to be official.) Strong candidates can expect to be contacted within a week with information about interviews.

Focus: Data compilation, financial modeling, comparable private & public company analysis, industry & company research, and other ad-hoc projects. Candidates with an interest in the investment process are encouraged to apply. Depending on business need this position may lead to a full time offer; however, at this time, the role is part time only and no commitment of conversion to a full time role is made. Undergraduate Majors Sought: Finance, Accounting, Economics, Math & Statistics Schedule: Part time, flexible within normal business hours depending on candidate availability; minimum commitment of 10 hours per week expected. Position start date is flexible but intent is for this role to run throughout the school year. Compensation: To be determined, commensurate with experience, this is a part time position and benefits will not be offered. Type of Organization: Secondary Private Equity Fund Software Skill Necessary: MS Excel, MS Word, and MS PowerPoint Firm Background: Private Advisors was founded in 1997 and is dedicated to alternative investment management. Based in Richmond, Virginia, Private Advisors has over $5.1 billion in assets under management with 29 investment professionals. The private equity secondary team is a specialist private equity fund-of-funds focused on generating strong risk-adjusted returns for our investors primarily by investing in the acquisition of secondary interests in leveraged buyout, venture capital, mezzanine, and fund-of-funds in smaller, generally negotiated transactions. The Cleveland, Ohio based secondaries team is led by an experienced, cohesive team with over forty years of combined experience and diverse, yet complementary skill sets and deep networks within its core strategic focus. Overview of Role: The secondaries team is seeking an Analyst Intern interested in gaining exposure to the private equity and venture capital investing landscape. The Analyst Intern should be comfortable working in Excel and with financial statements. Financial modeling experience or prior principal investing exposure is not necessary but familiarity with Excel is a must. The Analyst Intern will report to and support CCP investment professionals in the following ways (i) detail sensitive conversion of financial statement information into Excel for new investment screening and portfolio management purposes, (ii) industry and market analysis completed in Excel, Word and or Powerpoint, & (iii) qualitative analysis of investment manager attributes. Contact: Interested candidates should contact Michael Zeleniuch via e-mail at mzeleniuch@privateadvisors.com; please include resume, cover letter optional but encouraged.

The Industrial Relations Section at Princeton is once again looking to hire several full-time data analysts (i.e., research assistants) for next year, and we thought you might know a student who would be a good fit. It would be a great job for a recent BA who wants to work for a while before going to graduate school in economics. Obviously, the position would be best suited for someone with interests in education, labor, or public economics, although that is not a job requirement. If interested in applying, visit https://jobs.princeton.edu and search for the requisition number 1300750.

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) coordinates Federal environmental efforts and works closely with agencies and other White House offices in the development of environmental policies and initiatives. The Council's Chair, Nancy Sutley, serves as the principal environmental policy adviser to the President. CEQ is also responsible for ensuring that Federal agencies operate in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The challenge of harmonizing our economic, environmental and social aspirations has put NEPA and CEQ at the forefront of our Nation's efforts to protect the environment. CEQ interns are given a wide range of assignments including conducting research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, and writing memos on a variety of environmental issues. Interns have the opportunity to be involved in groundbreaking projects, working closely with staff from all levels and a variety of backgrounds. The pace in the office is fast, so accuracy and attention to detail are absolute requirements. Interns can expect to begin with the basics and gradually add more specialized projects as they gain experience. Other essential intern duties include answering phones, routing mail, copying documents, filing and retrieving information (conventionally or electronically), assembling briefing materials and performing assigned research tasks. Internship opportunities are available in the following subject areas: energy & climate change, land & water ecosystems, federal sustainability, NEPA oversight, legislative affairs, public engagement, and communications, management, and legal counsel. To apply: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/ceq_internship_application_0.pdf



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