PreDoc Research Assistants
I am hiring one full-time Pre-Doctoral Research Assistant at Yale University starting in the Fall of 2024.
The position offers deep involvement in research on economic inequality in America, from generating research ideas and conducting literature reviews to collecting and analyzing data. The Research Assistant will support empirical projects using big data and tools from applied microeconomics and economic history to examine how pivotal institutions, policies, and innovations shape economic inequality. Specific projects include (but are not limited to):
Analyzing how Jim Crow institutions slowed the economic progress of Black Americans after slavery ended.
Assessing whether the GI Bill of World War II—a policy credited with creating the American middle class—persistently exacerbated the Black-white gap in wealth.
Studying the effects of artificial intelligence advancements on inequality in labor markets and the valuation of human capital.
A background in economics is *not* required. I strongly encourage candidates with strong technical skills and a desire to explore economics to apply.
The ideal candidate will have a strong quantitative background, programming experience, problem-solving skills, and the ability to work independently. They should also be ambitious and plan to pursue a PhD in economics or a related field.
Coding proficiency is required. Experience in Stata is valued; familiarity with LaTeX, R, Python, and web scraping is also a plus.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until positions have been filled.