Research on Labor Economics and the Economics of Education

Faculty Sponsor(s): 
Seth Zimmerman

Project Description(s):

Professor Zimmerman is recruiting one Fellow to work with him and his co-authors on the following projects:

The research assistant will work with Professor Zimmerman on new and ongoing projects in applied microeconomics, primarily related to labor economics and the economics of education. They will be engaged in all stages of the research process, including conceptual development, data collection, data analysis, and writing. Research collaboration with faculty, graduate students, and research professionals at Yale and other institutions will be an important component of the job.

For more information on Professor Zimmerman’s research, please visit his website:

Requisite Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have a strong quantitative background, programming skills, the ability to work independently and solve problems, and a long-term interest in pursuing research in economics or an adjacent field. Candidates should also have strong communication skills and the ability to write clearly.

Background in economics is a plus but not required; candidates with strong technical skills who are interested in learning more about economics are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants typically have Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees with substantial coursework in economics, math, and/or computer science.

Special Application Instructions:

To apply, please email Justine Jarvie ( a pdf document titled “lastname_firstname” and containing the following material:

• A cover letter describing your interest, dates available, your familiarity with programing languages, your prior research experience, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers for 2-3 references;
• A current CV (optional: include a link to a code repository);
• A transcript;
• A writing sample;
• A code sample (preferably Stata, R, or Python)

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