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Economists Incorporated

EI Research Associates have the opportunity to work directly with Ph.D. economists from top universities on a variety of high-profile cases concerning antitrust litigation, mergers and acquisitions, government regulation of the private sector, and general commercial litigation. 


  • Case Management 
  • Data Analysis 
  • Research 

In order to apply, please specify your preferred start date and office location in your cover letter and send resume, cover letter, and transcript to: 

Ms. Katherine Senseman 

Recruiting Coordinator 

Economists Incorporated 

Suite 1100 

2121 K Street, NW 

Washington, DC 20037


Ms. Katherine Senseman 

Economists Incorporated 

Suite 1000 

101 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94105

Research Assistant / Senior Research Assistant-261361

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Research assistants (RAs) play a key role in the Economic Research Department. Whether they are helping economists prepare briefings on current monetary policy issues, working on economic forecasts, writing some of our newsletters on economic conditions, or analyzing data for long-term research projects, RAs are an essential part of our team. The department is organized into four sections: Macroeconomics, Banking, Consumer Finance Institute, and Regional/Microeconomics. Within these sections, our economists conduct innovative research on monetary policy, macroeconomics, banking and finance, financial services regulation, payments, regional and urban economics, and other aspects of central banking. By working with economists on these research projects, RAs fully experience all stages of the economic research process.


Our department prides itself on its collegial atmosphere. RAs help one another develop their statistical, data, and programming skills. Our economists collaborate on research with academic and central bank colleagues from around the world; as a result, so do our research assistants. 


The assignments in the Economic Research Department offer our RAs a number of ways to increase their knowledge of economics and their analytical skills. Moreover, RAs have access to a number of training and education opportunities, including courses in computer software and programming languages, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in economics, statistics, and mathematics. 


Working as a RA at the Philadelphia Fed is a rewarding experience, whichever career path you ultimately choose to pursue. Our RAs have gone on to top graduate schools in economics, public policy and law; some have found opportunities in other departments in the Bank; and others have moved into higher positions within the Economic Research Department.


RAs typically work at the Philadelphia Fed for two to three years before continuing on to graduate programs or other careers in economics or related fields.


To Apply:  Please attach your resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript.

Undergraduate or graduate degree in economics, mathematics, or statistics

Coursework in econometrics or advanced statistics

Programming experience, preferably in SAS, STATA, R, and/or Matlab 


Princeton University 

Senior Research Specialist I

The Princeton Program in Public Economics has several openings for full-time pre-doctoral fellows (Senior Research Specialists). The positions involve responsibilities that serve as excellent preparation for Ph.D. programs in economics, including data processing and analysis, survey design, simulation techniques, literature reviews, and presentations. Research fellows will work with Professors Henrik Kleven, Ilyana Kuziemko, and Owen Zidar along with their co-authors, on topics such as income and wealth inequality, gender inequality, intergenerational mobility, preferences for redistribution, and the analysis of tax and social insurance policies. Opportunity for candidate to take one graduate or undergraduate course per semester.

This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The end date is dependent on the start date, which may vary, but will likely be during the Summer or early Fall of 2020. The position is based in Princeton, NJ, though some RAs live in the metropolitan area and work remotely for part of the week.


Research Associates

Research Associates have a deep interest in economic research and assist with faculty-led research on a number of public policy topics, including housing, finance, tax reform, health care, entitlement reform and the federal budget. Job responsibilities include collecting and maintaining databases, performing statistical and econometric analysis, writing research reports and providing research-related technical programming support.

Requirements include a bachelor’s degree, preferably in economics, statistics, finance, mathematics, computer science or a related discipline. A thorough understanding of economics, ability to use statistical and programming tools and self-motivation are highly valued in performing these functions. The ideal candidate is interested in spending two years with us before heading to graduate school.

Required documents include your resume, which should include names and contact information of three or more references. If you are graduating this academic year or have recently graduated, your resume should also include overall GPA, GPA by field(s), a partial list of advanced courses taken in related disciplines listed above, and any computer skills, including coding languages. Note – references will not be contacted until approval is secured.



Congressional Budget Office

The Board of Governors and the 12 Federal Reserve Banks throughout the country are currently recruiting upcoming graduates to fill a number of Research Assistant positions that will become available in spring and summer 2020. The positions are full-time, salaried, and offer full benefits, including tuition assistance. Thank you for distributing this information to graduating students in your department to alert them of these openings.


The Federal Reserve System is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce. We recognize the benefit derived from different perspectives and experiences and we look carefully at candidates’ applications to identify individuals whose perspectives could benefit our work. As such, we especially encourage submissions from individuals of groups traditionally less represented in economics.


Research Assistants work closely with economists at the top of their fields on a variety of research questions and real-world policy issues while developing a toolkit beneficial for graduate study and future career paths. Research Assistants typically work for two to three years, before going on to competitive graduate programs or pursuing other careers. 


We seek individuals with strong academic records and excellent written and oral communication skills. Competitive candidates should have intermediate coursework in economics and a strong foundation in mathematics and statistics. We also look for prior research experience, demonstrated interest in economics, programming experience, and familiarity with statistical programming packages, such as STATA, MATLAB, and R. Most positions require US citizenship, but some Reserve Banks consider non-U.S. citizen candidates.


Interested students will find general information about our Research Assistant program This site also directs candidates to specific information and application instructions for each of the Federal Reserve Banks and the Board. Candidates must submit separate applications to each location of interest.


The following divisions at CBO are seeking assistant analysts:

The Macroeconomic Analysis Division conducts analysis of current economic conditions, develops CBO’s economic forecast, and analyzes the economic effects of fiscal policy. Assistant analysts prepare materials for CBO’s publications, maintain the division’s databases, and assist with data collection and economic analysis for the division’s projects.

The Budget Analysis Division develops projections of federal spending and estimates the budgetary impact of proposed legislation. Assistant analysts work independently and often within short timeframes, obtaining appropriate data to address policy questions and preparing analyses to meet the needs of Congressional committees.

The Microeconomic Studies Division analyzes the budgetary and economic effects of federal policies covering a wide variety of issues, including education and income security; public infrastructure; research and development; and energy, natural resources, climate, and the environment. Assistant analysts work in concert with the division’s economists to address related policy questions.

The Tax Analysis Division projects future federal revenues using economic models and microsimulation techniques, analyzes the distribution of federal taxes and spending, and examines how possible changes in tax law would affect the behavior of taxpayers and the overall economy. Assistant analysts develop baseline estimates of certain revenue sources, estimate the effects of selected legislative proposals on revenues, and assist with other analyses within the division.

The Health, Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis Division produces reports on a range of policy issues that include Medicare, Medicaid, subsidies provided through health insurance exchanges, and Social Security; the division also plays a key role in CBO’s estimates of the costs of certain proposed changes to health care programs. Assistant analysts work with the division’s economists on the development and maintenance of CBO’s Health Insurance Simulation Model, which is used for projecting health insurance coverage for the U.S. population.

More information on the posting and where to apply can be found here

Federal Reserve Jobs

The Board of Governors and the 12 Federal Reserve Banks throughout the country are currently recruiting recent graduates to fill a number of Research Assistant positions. The positions are full-time, salaried, and offer full benefits, including tuition assistance. Students are encouraged to check each branch's website as not all job postings may appear on this page.

Visit "Fed Econ Jobs - Begin Your Journey" or see System Fed Econ Jobs Flyer for information about all job opportunities.

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago - Research Assistant

The research department at the Chicago Fed is looking to hire a number of research assistants to start in the summer of 2019.

This position is structured as a rigorous two-year research assistantship meant to provide empirical and theoretical skills in preparation for graduate school. Most of our RAs enroll in a graduate program upon departure from the Fed.

To apply visit:

For more information, see: 2018 19 Ra Job Posting Research Assistant

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Provides research assistance in the form of computer programming to access and manipulate data, producing charts and other graphics, and conducting statistical and econometric analysis. Responsible for successfully performing duties associated with providing support services and economic analysis of the highest quality, while adhering to the policies and procedures of the Research Department and the Bank. Must be flexible and committed to continuous improvement, both in the delivery of support services and in self-development. 

  • Assists economists in compiling data/background research
  • Provides a high level of research support by locating, obtaining and compiling statistical data, constructing files, producing charts and other graphics, and performing statistical and econometric analysis under the direction of economists and officers for use in the Federal Open
  • Market Committee briefing document, speeches and presentations, the monthly Board of Director's Report and other projects and publications
  • Contributes with ideas and suggestions for project improvement
  • Provides assistance on special projects as assigned
  • Serves as backup support for other research assistants and research analysts as necessary


  • Modeling, Forecasting and Economic Analysis - Economics
  • Develops, analyzes and models operational, economic, management and accounting data
  • Recommends solutions to new and complex problems, develops innovative strategies, quantifies the competitive performance of the organization's operations and/or markets, evaluates the potential impact of changes and reports on economic forecasts that affect the industry
  • Collects and analyzes economic data on economic conditions that affect the organization's industry (e.g. inflation, national debt) for use in studies and reports to management
  • Prepares reports discussing economic forecast and their impact on the industry and the organization
  • Shares knowledge and provides advice to other research assistants on a variety of economic issues and assignments
To apply for this position, please send your resume, unofficial transcripts and a writing sample
Full posting here:


Federal Reserve Bank of New York - Research Analyst

Each year the Bank’s Research and Statistics Group seeks roughly twenty exceptional college graduates with a strong background in economics, mathematics, and statistics to enter its Research Analyst (RA) program. RAs generally stay in the position for two years.

To apply, visit: Refer to job number 257163.

Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis so turn in applications as soon as possible.

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Research assistants (RAs) play a key role in the Economic Research Department. Whether they are helping economists prepare briefings on current monetary policy issues, working on economic forecasts, writing some of our newsletters on economic conditions, or analyzing data for long-term research projects, RAs are an essential part of our team. 

Working as a RA at the Philadelphia Fed is a rewarding experience, whichever career path you ultimately choose to pursue. Our RAs have gone on to top graduate schools in economics, public policy and law; some have found opportunities in other departments in the Bank; and others have moved into higher positions within the Economic Research Department.

To apply, visit:

For more information, see:

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond - Research Associate

In our Research department, about 20 economists split their time between working on policy-related questions and their own independent academic research. Research associates help the economists with their research and policy memos.

To apply, visit and select "Economic/Research" in the search criteria.

For more information, see:

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond - Summer Internship

The Summer Internship Program provides outstanding students with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience with the nation’s central bank. Through advanced project work assignments and professional development activities, our interns gain an extensive understanding of the work of the Federal Reserve System.

Most summer internship positions are posted starting September and close by early December. Interviews and offers typically take place between November and March.

To apply, visit and select "Internships" in the search criteria.

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Research Internship 

St. Louis Fed Hiring Students for Positions Starting in the Spring/Summer 2020

The Research Division at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is hiring several full-time Research Associates.

Research Associate Position

The primary mission of the St. Louis Fed Research Division is to provide high-quality, timely advice to the Bank’s president about monetary policy and banking issues. Producing and communicating important economic research in areas such as macroeconomics, international economics, and regional economics are also crucial components of the Division’s responsibilities. 

This position is a full-time position to start in the spring/summer of 2020. Interested applicants should expect to graduate in the Fall 2019 or Spring 2020. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with the first round of interviews in early October.

To learn more about the position and apply visit

For questions contact

We will begin accepting summer internship applications in mid to late September.

Interested students can email and will be notified when the posting is available.



The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA)

The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) seeks research assistants and staff economists to work on a wide range of economic topics, including energy/environment, health, housing, labor, education, industrial organization, international finance, international trade, macroeconomics, agriculture and public finance. These staff support the research and analysis mission of the CEA by performing economic and econometric analysis, collecting data, completing literature reviews, writing memoranda to White House senior staff, and participating in the policy development process. During the fall, staff economists and research assistants participate in every aspect of producing the Economic Report of the President (ERP), from initial drafting and data collection through the editing and publication process. These staff must be detail-oriented as they fact-check all CEA work products and other Administration materials. A job at the CEA presents exceptional opportunities. We are a small-but-prestigious organization, reporting directly to the President to provide objective economic analysis and advice on current economic policy issues. Our staff interact regularly with the Chairman and Members of the Council and have a chance to contribute to the economic policymaking process. Work opportunities at the CEA extend beyond official job descriptions. Our environment is fast paced and challenging, and staffers with talent and motivation are assigned responsibilities commensurate with their abilities. Applicants must be eligible to obtain a security clearance and so must be U.S. citizens.  Dual citizenship is possible and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. 

Research Assistants (RAs)

Research assistants are usually college graduates who majored in economics or related fields, and who took courses in mathematics, statistics, and computer programming.    At the CEA, they may work in a variety of fields, including macroeconomics, international finance, international trade, finance, labor economics, education, public finance, health, industrial origination, housing, energy, environment, and agriculture. They help write memos and reports to inform the President and senior White House staff, a process that involves economic and econometric analysis, collecting data, drawing charts, fact-checking, and reviewing literature.  They may also participate in the policy development process by representing the CEA at interagency meetings. Additionally, they participate in all aspects of writing the annual Economic Report of the President. 

Staff Economists

Staff Economists are usually students in Ph.D. programs in economics or public policy who have completed all their classes.  Staff-economist duties are similar to those of research assistants, except that they are expected to perform at a higher level.  Staff economists who serve at the CEA generally return to complete their theses with new ideas and new motivation. 

Other Research Jobs

Samuel Zell & Robert Lurie Real Estate Center of Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania 

The successful candidate will support faculty research in a number of areas, including real estate, public policy, and urban economics. Job responsibilities include performing a variety of statistical and econometric analyses, writing research reports, collecting and maintaining databases, and providing research-related programming support. Computer programming skills are necessary; ability to analyze data and write reports required.

Research analysts can take one course per semester while working, and usually take Ph.D. level micro or metrics in the Penn economics department. RAs typically work for up to three years before moving on to graduate programs or careers in economics, finance, real estate, or related disciplines. 

Apply online at by searching for reference number 07-29878. Please submit a brief cover letter, a resume, and an academic transcript. Applicants should also attach copies of their transcripts and send via email to Lauren Kelly at

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis so turn in applications as soon as possible.

For more information, view Job Announcement Flyer

Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection

This unique, two-year rotational fellowship sits at the intersection of the federal government and the financial services industry. Director’s Financial Analysts are given the opportunity to hone analytical and problem-solving skills while helping to make markets for consumer financial products work for Americans. Members of the Director’s Financial Analyst Program will experience diverse roles, responsibilities, and areas of expertise. As a result, in a short period of time, analysts will play an integral role in everything the Bureau does, from rigorous data-driven policy creation and market monitoring to on-site supervision of market participants. 
All analysts will complete developmental rotations in offices throughout the CFPB. These rotations are designed to provide exposure to the analysis, strategy, research, education, policy development, supervision, enforcement, and rulemaking activities throughout the Bureau.
We are recruiting for positions that begin after the 2019-2020 academic year. 

Previous Director’s Financial Analysts have used the program as a springboard to further their careers. Some graduates of the program have moved on to:

• Grad school (e.g., Yale, MIT, Columbia, Harvard)
• Private industry (e.g., Amazon, Uber, PayPal)
• Public sector (e.g., Department of the Treasury, NY Fed, local government)


We are currently accepting resumes through our posting on Harvard’s career center website. However, to officially apply, students will need to do so at during our live application window on USAJobs. The first window will be in late October 2019, and the second window will be in early spring 2020. Students who send an email demonstrating interest will be notified when the application becomes available. 

Please encourage interested students to send an email to If they have additional questions about the position or the application process, they can also reach out to me at


Senior Research Specialist


The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University has three Senior Research Specialist positions available. We are looking for skilled and motivated individuals to work as full-time research assistants for a period of at least one year.


The positions will be based at Princeton University and will entail close collaboration with Professors Micaela Sviatschi, Anne Karing, and Thomas Fujiwara. The research projects involve questions related to development economics, political economy, and behavioral economics (e.g.,crime, public health,elections and gender disparities). The position will include a variety of tasks that provide preparation for graduate school, such as: managing data sets, statistical analysis, summarizing research findings, and editing research papers. Additional duties may be assigned. The opportunity to actively participate in fieldwork in a developing country context is also a possibility (though not required) for the position.

In addition to working closely with faculty, senior research specialists participate in the vibrant academic life of Princeton University, including auditing classes, attending seminars, and engaging with graduate students and other research assistants. We pay a competitive salary and provide standard benefits such as health insurance.

This position is ideal for exceptional graduating seniors or final year masters students with a strong interest in pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics after acquiring one or two years of research experience.

This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal for a second year. End date is dependent on start date, which may vary.


  • Minimum BA/BS degree in Economics, Mathematics, or Computer Science (or significant coursework in Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, and/or programming).
  • Excellent research and writing skills, knowledge of programming skills (in particular STATA and LaTex editing). Knowledge of SQL, ArcGIS, Matlab, or Python is a plus, but not necessary.
  • Knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese is a plus, but not necessary.


Candidates should provide:

  • A current CV/Resume.
  • Cover letter indicating:
    • Interest in the position.
    • Any prior research experience.
    • Your programming language experience.
    • Names, addresses, and phone numbers of 2-3 references.
    • GPA and/or summary of academic performance
    • When you are available to begin work.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The short-listed applicants will be asked for further information and to complete a technical exercise.