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Research Assistant – Financial Regulation and Inclusion and International Macroeconomics

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The Center for Global Development, an independent, non-partisan research organization in Washington, DC seeks a Research Assistant to support the work of a Senior Fellow in the areas of financial regulation, financial inclusion and international macroeconomics. The successful candidate will have experience with research in Economics and demonstrate outstanding analytical, quantitative, writing and communication skills. The position is well-suited for those who are considering doctoral studies.

General Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Fellow, the successful candidate will perform a range of project research, policy analysis and other duties including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Conduct statistical analyses and econometric modeling using Stata, Excel, and other software tools, and prepare tables and graphs to convey those results.
  • Conduct literature and data searches for ongoing research projects. Potential areas of focus include financial regulation, financial inclusion and international macroeconomics. Emerging Market Economies, particularly Latin America, is a potential regional focus area.
  • Provide other research, writing and editing support for various reports, documents and others.
  • Organize and attend meetings/conferences related to research priorities.
  • Perform other duties as necessary in support of the Senior Fellow.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:

  • Undergraduate degree in Economics or a related field.
  • Training in econometrics and international/development economics, and experience in applying econometrics are required.
  • Required software skills: Stata for descriptive and econometric analysis of cross-section and panel data. Also, overall proficiency Microsoft Office is expected.
  • Outstanding communication and writing skills in English and Spanish are required.
  • Confidence and can-do attitude; ability to advance projects with hands-off supervision.
  • Comfort working independently, with small groups and interacting with senior staff.
  • Good humor and collegiality are essential.

CGD offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and an outstanding benefits package.

Applicants for vacancy should send a short cover letter, CV and short writing sample and a sample Stata .do file that displays knowledge of Stata and of some econometric applications to Please use the title "Research Assistant – Financial Regulation” in all e-mail correspondences. No phone calls please.

CGD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation shall have equal access to positions, limited only by their ability to do the job. Finalists for the position will be subject to a pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.