Federal Government

Economist/Statistician Opening at BLS

USA Jobs announced a job vacancy for the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Title: Economist/Statistician (Economics)

Hiring Organization: Dallas Region – Division of Price Programs
Location(s): 1 vacancy – Kansas City, Missouri
Salary: $49,793.00 to $64,732.00 / PA
Series and Grade: GS-0110/1530-7
Open Period: Monday, February 26, 2024 to Monday, March 4, 2024
Position Information: Permanent – Full-time

For more information on the vacancy, and to apply, please click here.

Grad School Research & Academia

University of Maryland – Pre-doctoral Trainee Program

The Department of Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park is recruiting two trainees for a new pre­doctoral program. The program will bring students to campus for one year of research experience under faculty supervision and for advanced course work. Trainees who successfully complete the pre-doctoral year will be invited to enroll in the UMD PhD program (with full funding) without further application.

The program seeks to prepare students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the economics profession for graduate work by providing relevant research experience and the opportunity to take additional courses, such as upper-level math and statistics, and to promote long-term investment in mentoring that extends from the pre-doctoral year through completion of the PhD.

For more information on the program and application process, please click here.

Grad School Research & Academia

University of Notre Dame – Pre-doctoral Research Associate, Economics

The university of Notre Dame has announced a new Poverty Initiative that is charged with establishing Notre Dame as a premier university in poverty-related research, student formation, and policy and program impact. The program will be hiring three pre-doctoral (pre-doc) Research Associates who work closely with faculty in different social science disciplines to assist in their empirical research. This pre-doc position will work in the field of economics, under the direction of two scholars in the department. Kasey Buckles will lead a team focused on developing the Census Tree and using the data for research in economic history and demography (with Joseph Price at BYU). Jeff Denning will supervise work in support of his research agenda on higher education opportunities.
This is an excellent opportunity for a student considering graduate school and would be a bridge between college and graduate school for students interested in empirical applied microeconomic research. Research associates will perform a variety of tasks including coordinating project logistics, creating analysis files, statistically analyzing data, helping to create presentations, editing research papers, assisting in the preparation of grant proposals, assisting in the writing of IRB protocols and data sharing agreements, and assisting in the dissemination of project results.
For more information about qualifications, and to apply, please click here.

Job Type Full-time
Schedule Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hours/Week 40
# of months 12
Application deadline 03/10/2024
Campus Events Career Events

Entrepreneurship Club Speaker Event – Andrew Schaap

The Entrepreneurship Club is hosting Andrew Schaap, the CEO of Aligned Data Centers, for a speaker event on Tuesday, February 27th. If interested, please register here!

Grad School Research & Academia

UT Austin – One-year Master’s Program

The Department of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin is still accepting applications for their one-year Master’s program. This STEM-designated program offers advising services and a dynamic curriculum for both career-focused and PhD-bound students, including data science courses and practicum opportunities.

The program’s flexible curriculum offers three different tracks: an accelerated 10-month track, an 18-month track, and a 24-month track.  In addition to core coursework in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics, students can take electives in several areas: game theory, industrial organization, labor economics, energy economics, and more.

For more information on the program & application process please click here.

Career Events

Real Estate Roundtable, February 20th

Cox Business School is hosting a Real Estate Roundtable event tomorrow, Tuesday the 20th at 4:30 pm for Econ and other majors interested in Real Estate. for more information on the event, and to register, please check out the Handshake posting.


Career Events Federal Government

Federal Executive Board Campus Series 2024

The Federal Executive Board’s Campus Series is a fantastic opportunity for students interested in or considering a career with the federal government. If you would like more information about the sessions or are interested in attending, please see the attachment, which includes additional details and links to register.


Students and recent graduates are key participants in the future Federal workforce. To make a career in public service a reality, understanding the Federal employment process is vital. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Center for Federal Executive Board (FEB) Operations present the Federal Executive Board Campus Series 2024. This four-session series is open to all students, recent graduates, and campus professionals (career services, faculty, Department heads, etc.). The series explains the Federal application and hiring process to help students and recent graduates find internships and full-time jobs working in their career field and will help academic partners gain the information needed to help guide their students.

Session Schedule:

April  2nd        Navigating USAJOBs

April 9th         Writing Your Resume for Federal Jobs

April 11th       Interviewing for Federal Jobs

April 18th       Pathways Programs for Students & Recent Graduates

Check out the FEB Campus Series flyer for more details!

Research & Academia

Research Associate – UCLA Anderson

Job Description:

Professor Ashvin Gandhi (UCLA Anderson School of Management) is looking to hire a full-time research associate to begin in summer 2024 for an anticipated term of two years. The position will entail close collaboration and assistance with all stages of empirical economics research. Research topics will include industrial organization, healthcare, and urban economics.


  • Strong quantitative background.
  • Strong grades in quantitative coursework (e.g. math, econ, stats) is required.
  • Background in economics is a plus but is not necessary. Applicants with strong technical backgrounds and enthusiasm to learn are welcome.
  • Experience with statistical software such as Stata, R, or Python.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated programming proficiency and the ability to work in other languages, such as Julia or C++.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with large datasets.
  • Candidates with less programming experience but an enthusiasm to learn are encouraged to apply and will be given serious consideration.

Fore more information on how to apply, please click here.

Research & Academia

Faculty Research Analyst – Wharton, University of Pennsylvania


Successful research analysts will support research by Professors Arthur van Benthem and Susanna Berkouwer, in economics of energy and the environment. There are several open positions. Examples of recent projects include: efficiency losses from imperfect environmental policies, energy efficiency adoption, fuel economy standards, carbon offsets, infrastructure construction, and pass-through and market power in the context of solar subsidies. Successful candidates will join Wharton’s Department of Business Economics and Public Policy (BEPP) and become part of a cohort of predoctoral research fellows. BEPP offers many opportunities for personal and professional development through learning new technical skills, attending seminars, and taking courses. In some instances, predoc RAs have become co-authors of academic papers.

For more information on job responsibilities, qualifications, and the application process, please click here.

Research & Academia

Full-time Research Professional – The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business


Professors Chris Campos, Rebecca Dizon-Ross, and Matthew Notowidigdo have opened a search for a full-time Research Professional at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.  RPs will be working on projects in labor, health, development, and education.  Please review their job ad for more details. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; the first review will be February 14.