The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve has an excellent RA program.
The Board recruits in two waves, Fall and Spring, for a summer start. The Fall application deadline is .
The position lasts two to three years and has been an excellent way for students who are hesitating between grad school and industry to safely keep their options open while building excellent quantitative and analytical competences. Many RAs continue to top Ph.D. programs.
Here is the website: https://www.federalreserve.gov/careers-research-assistants.htm
The power of economics, said Greg Duffy ’15, is that the intangible becomes tangible. Duffy, who majored in economics and sang in an a capella group at Notre Dame, now uses that power to help connect artists with new audiences as a research analyst at the music-streaming service Pandora.