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EconLab RA Openings

RA Opportunities in Economics for 2023

Title: Research Assistant for Prof. Stéphane Mechoulan, Dalhousie University

Key details:

  • Hours are negotiable, the schedule is flexible, the duration is over three months, and the pay is competitive.

Project description:

The theme of the research is the effect of social media exposure on students' academic outcomes.

Position description:

This project provides an original research opportunity for a Stata proficient student interested in applied empirical microeconomics. The tasks include combining data sets, linking observations over data sets, generating output tables and graphs.

This supervised work should provide the research assistant with an opportunity to apply or gain useful skills in applied microeconomic analysis and help identify promising areas of research to pursue for their future work. The student would be exposed to a variety of tools and contemporary techniques that will enhance their graduate school and/or professional prospects. 


To apply, please send a resume and statement of interest to Prof. Mechoulan at Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Title: Research Assistant, Workforce Science Project (Northwestern Center on Law, Business, and Economics, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law)

Project description:

The Workforce Science Project of the Northwestern Center on Law, Business, and Economics seeks students for a position on an empirical project examining the validity of using names as proxies for race in correspondence studies of labor market discrimination.

For more information on the Workforce Science Project please visit:

Position description:

The work will involve the analysis of data from 20 million California birth certificates. This position requires strong programming skills. Candidates proficient in Stata and R are preferred.


To apply, please provide a cover letter, resume, and transcript (unofficial) and submit your packet to the Northwestern Center on Law, Business and Economics at Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Title: Global Poverty Research Lab (GPRL) Research Assistant

Openings: 3-5

Key details:

  • Hiring for spring quarter, with a possibility of summer.

Project description:

The Global Poverty Research Lab (GPRL) plans to hire several undergraduate Research Assistants to help conduct a series of literature reviews at the intersection of entrepreneurship, gender, and/or economic development.

Position description:

Tasks will include one or more of the following: searching for literature, coding articles and extracting statistics, and data management and analysis. Participating students will have the opportunity to gain familiarity with the literature, development economics research methods, systematic review/meta-analysis research methods, and policy analysis.


  • Candidates should be proficient at reading quantitative economic articles, identifying research designs and main findings, and interpreting statistical analyses.

If you are interested in the position, please email Andre Nickow ( a resume/CV, unofficial transcript, and a brief statement of a few sentences or short paragraph about your interest in development.

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