Thursday, March 13, 2014

IAD Research Assistant Positions

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, D.C.

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 preparing papers, reports, and presentations, compiling and using databases, and performing 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, but not limited to, MIT, the University of Chicago, UC-Berkeley, the University of Michigan, Brown University, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Maryland, UCLA, Penn State University, Boston University, and Duke University.

Those interested in the Research Fellowship Program should apply by March 31, 2014. Candidates must be available to start work between June 1, 2014 and September 1, 2014. A complete job description and detailed application procedures are available here.


Undergraduate degree in economics. Master’s degree in economics, public policy, or related field preferred

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, including setting up and maintaining Web pages, preferred. Demonstrated experience in at least one of the following areas: microeconomic, macroeconomic, political economy, and environmental and energy economics

Fluency required in at least two of the Bank’s official languages: English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese

Apply online.

Deadline: March 31, 2014

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