Careers in Economics

Resources for Students

From the American Economics Association - Careers in Economics, "Economics majors are successful in a wide variety of careers. Although various roles in businesses are most common, economics majors are successful in law, medicine, government, non-profits, and international relations, as well as in academic roles."

Jobs and Fellowships

  • Analyst, full-time - Analysis Group is offering internships in a collegial, supportive, research-oriented environment, with a focus on delivering the highest-quality work to our clients. We work hard but strive to maintain balance with life outside the office, and require minimal travel. Many analysts go on to top graduate and professional programs. Contact Paul Jeon (Paul.Jeon@analysisgroup.com) for more information.
    (added 1.25.22)
     
  • Pre-doctoral Fellowships, full-time, 2 year. Opportunity Insights (OI) is hiring several full-time pre-doctoral fellows to start in Summer 2022 to work with our research group. OI is a nonpartisan research and policy institute focused on improving economic opportunity. The fellows will be based at Harvard or Brown Universities under the direction of Professors Chetty, Friedman, and Hendren. Spring application deadline: February 4, 2022 (added 1.19.22)
     
  • Research Assistants, full-time. The Federal Reserve. Research assistants play an essential role at the Fed and are presented with substantial opportunities for professional and intellectual development. Working side by side with economists, RAs participate in the application of economic theory and empirical research methods used to inform economic policy debate. Along the way, RAs develop strong quantitative analysis, critical thinking and writing skills – marketable skills useful for pursuing career opportunities and advanced studies in a variety of fields. (added 1.19.22)
     
  • Pre-doctoral Research Fellowship, full-time, 2-year. King Center on Global Development at Stanford University is seeking applicants for its recently launched Predoctoral Research Fellows Program. The deadline is January 31, 2022 and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The Program is designed to prepare individuals for careers in academic research focused on issues related to global development. This multidisciplinary program operates in partnership with the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Fellows are appointed as non-matriculated graduate students. Fellows work with King Center faculty affiliates on research projects and can take courses at Stanford University for credit. The fellowship offers tuition, health insurance, and a living stipend. Visa sponsorship is possible for successful applicants. Applications from students from low- and middle-income countries, as well as from others whose backgrounds and experience would contribute to the diversity (broadly defined) of the program are encouraged. The King Center is committed to creating inclusive research environments and to fostering the growth of the next generation of researchers in global development.
    (added 12.7.21)
     
  • Data Analyst, Youth Policy, 2 year, grant funded. The University of Michigan is looking for a Data Analyst to become an active member of the Youth Policy Lab. As a data analyst, you will provide analytic support to several research projects and report to a Senior Project Manager on the YPL team. Data analysts also work very closely with University of Michigan faculty, including Lab co-directors Brian and Robin Jacob.
    (added 12.6.21)
     
  • Pre-doctoral Fellowship, 2 years starting Summer 2022 - Professor Bruce D. Meyer, the McCormick Foundation Professor at the University of Chicago's Harris School, is seeking to hire full-time Pre-Doctoral Fellows to join the Comprehensive Income Dataset (CID) Project for a two-year term starting in Summer 2022. The CID links government surveys with an unprecedented set of tax records and administrative program data, with the ultimate goal of being the most comprehensive and accurate income-related dataset ever created for the United States.
    (added 11.11.21)
     
  • Research Assistant, Academic year 2022 -23 with option to renew for second year - Professors Stefano DellaVigna and Dmitry Taubinsky (UC Berkeley) are intending to hire a full-time research assistant to work with them on questions in Behavioral, Public, and Labor Economics. A great opportunity to acquire more skills in data analysis, experimental design, theory testing, and quantitative methods. There will be opportunities for co-authored work, and help preparing the researcher for applying to PhD programs in economics. As a comittment to diversity, groups traditionally underrepresented in economics are especially encouraged to apply. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis, starting November 17, with the intention of making a final hiring decision by the end of 2021. Further information about the position, including instructions for how to apply, can be found here.
    (added 11.09.21)
     
  • Research Assistants and Staff Economists, Academic Year 2022-23 - Council of Economic Advisors (CEA), the Whitehouse. CEA is already recruiting soon-to-be or recent college graduates as research assistants, and graduate students who would like to take a year away as staff economists for next academic year.  This can be a wonderful experience as graduates are seriously involved  in the work of the CEA and are mentored to help with their next steps.  Please contact Martha Gimbel at Martha.E.Gimbel@cea.eop.gov.
    (added 11.01.21)
     
  • Economic Research Analyst, Winter/Spring 2022 - The Economic Analysis Group in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice is looking for detail-oriented, highly motivated individuals to join their team that provides economic analysis for antitrust cases brought by the division. Applicants need to have a bachelor's degree and be U.S. citizens.
    (added 10.14.21)

     

  • Full-Time Research Assistant, Summer 2022 - Pre-doctoral fellowships based at Harvard University under the direction of Professors Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren and at Brown University under the direction of Professor John Friedman. The team's mission is to develop scalable policy solutions that will empower families throught the United States to rise out of poverty and achieve better life outcomes.
    (added 10.12.21)
     
  • Full-Time Research Assistant, Summer 2022 - National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) offices in Cambridge, MA. The ideal candidate is someone who is interested in genoeconomics (i.e., the identification of genetic variation that is associated with variation in economic behavior), and is likely to pursue a PhD in economics, genomics, statistics, data science, or a related field.
    (added 10.11.21)
     
  • Full-Time Research Assistant, Summer/Fall 2021 - Prof. Daniel Benjamin (UCLA) and his co-authors. Ideal for individuals interested in behavioral economics research and likely to pursue a PhD in economics.
    (added 10.11.21)
     
  • Full-Time Research Assistant, Summer 2022 - Prof. Daniel Benjamin (UCLA) and his co-authors. For individuals interested in behavioral economics research and likely to pursue a PhD in economics.
    (added 10.11.21)
     
  • Research Analyst - Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
    (added 9.29.21)
     
  • Program Coordinator and Research Assistant - Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Contact gerard.dipippo<at>gmail.com with questions.
    (added 9.29.21)
     
  • Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow - Stanford Professor Heidi Williams
    (added 9.27.21)
     
  • Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow - MIT Professor Amy Finkelstein
    (added 9.27.21)
     
  • Analyst - Cornerstone Research: Economic and Financial Consulting and Expert Testimony
    (added 9.27.21)
     
  • Analyst FT & Internship Opportunities - Analysis Group: Economic Consulting and Strategy
    AG Recruiting Brochure 2021
    (added 9.27.21)

     

  • Research Associates - Lab for Economic Opportunities
    (added 9.27.21)
     
  • Pre-Doctoral Fellowships  - Opportunity Insights at Havard University
    (updated 9.27.21)

     
  • Research Assistants - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    (ongoing)
     
  • This listing of research jobs suitable for bachelor's degree candidates, graduate students, or post-docs with faculty across the country, maintained by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
    (ongoing)
     
  • Research jobs in the Federal Reserve System (Spring and Fall Recruiting Cycles).
    (ongoing)
     
  • Research Associate positions at Precision Agriculture for Development, a small, but fast-growing global non-profit that uses tech, data science and behavioral economics to provide targeted information to farmers in developing countries.

Note that the APPLICATIONS ARE OFTEN ACCEPTED BEGINNING IN THE EARLY FALL.