EconLab RA Openings
RA Opportunities in Economics
Title: A Large-Scale Analysis of Merger Simulations (Multiple Positions Available)
Professor: Vivek Bhattacharya and Gaston Illanes
Hours: Flexible, but prefer a commitment of at least 10-15 per week
Class Requirements: Econometrics strongly preferred
Skills: Familiarity with Python would be preferred
Details: This project is designed to evaluate standard tools in industrial organization to predict the price effects of mergers. The RAs will help the professors gather and clean data from a variety of sources, including the Nielsen Retail Scanner Dataset, SEC filings, and other databases to generate information about products associated with a large set of mergers. They will then use this data and existing Python code to (1) predict the effects of mergers that actually happened in the past and (2) compare the predictions to the observed price effects. We anticipate this being a short-term project over the summer.
Title: Global Poverty Research Lab Research Assistant
Professor: Chris Udry
Details: Northwestern’s Global Poverty Research Lab is currently seeking a Research Assistant to work on one or more development economics projects with Prof. Christopher Udry for the summer 2021 quarter. The projects center on data cleaning and analysis of a series of datasets on socioeconomic development in Ghana. Long-term interest in the study of Africa and/or development economics is required.
The Undergraduate Research Office has informed us of the following hiring constraints:
To Apply: Please submit a CV, unofficial transcript, and a paragraph about your interest in economic development to Andre Nickow (email@example.com) if you would like to apply.
RA Opportunities within Northwestern
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RA Opportunities Outside of Northwestern
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