Tuesday, March 26, 2013

IDB Fellowships

The Research Department (RES) of the Inter-American Development Bank seeks applications from recent university graduates for its highly selective Research Fellowship Program at IDB Headquarters in Washington, DC.

Research Assistants (RAs) work side by side with RES economists on their research, providing valuable support while gaining incomparable experience. Individuals chosen for the program should be well qualified to perform a wide range of research activities for RES staff including preparation of papers, reports and presentations, compilation and use of databases and performance of econometric and statistical analyses.

RAs at RES typically have prospects of engaging in doctoral-level studies. In the recent past, former RAs have continued their studies in the economics departments of top universities including, among others, MIT, University of Chicago, UC-Berkeley, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, University of Maryland, UCLA, Penn State University, Boston University and Duke University.

Those interested in the Research Fellowship Program should apply by April 12, 2013. Candidates must be available to start work between June 1, 2013 and September 1, 2013. A complete job description and detailed application procedures are available here.

Education: Undergraduate degree in Economics. Master's degree in Economics preferred.

Experience: Experience in applied research at a recognized university or research center. Strong background in econometrics, mathematics, and statistics. Experience with econometric packages such as Stata, Matlab, or R. Advanced programming level preferred. Demonstrated experience in at least one of the following areas: microeconomic and/or macroeconomic topics.

Languages: Fluency required in at least two of the Bank's official languages: English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese
Apply online

Closing date: April 12, 2013

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