Research Fellow

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Research Fellow – Yale Law School

•   Two full-time positions available.
•    Position begins July 2017 in New Haven, CT. Fellowships last for one year, with an option to
renew for a second year by mutual agreement of the professor and the fellow.
•   Salary will be competitive with other full-time research fellowship and research assistant

Ian Ayres, the William K. Townsend Professor at Yale Law School, and Zachary Liscow, Associate
Professor at Yale Law School, are seeking two empirical research assistants to assist with law and
economics research projects. Day-to-day work will include brainstorming, undertaking literature
reviews, retrieving and collecting data (often with other researchers), constructing datasets,
performing econometric analysis in Stata, generating tables and graphs, and proofreading and
drafting. Work also may include implementing field experiments and conducting surveys.

Previous Fellows have gone on to attend top law schools, enroll in PhD programs, and win
prestigious fellowships.

Professor Ayres’s recent research has included work on innovation policy, behavioral economics,
corporate finance and law, civil rights, and contract law. For more on his research interests and
publications, visit his Web site,

Professor Liscow’s research focuses on tax law and policy and law and economics. For more on his
research interests and publications, visit his Web site,

•   B.A. or M.A. in Economics/Statistics (or equivalent)
•   Strong econometrics background and experience programming in Stata. Python programming
experience a plus.

Application Process
Please send a resume, cover letter, an unofficial transcript, and the contact details of two or
three academic references, together as one PDF document, to with the
subject line “Ayres/Liscow RF: [Last Name]”.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Please do not hesitate to contact Michael, at
the email address above, with questions about the position.

Yale Law School
Job Location: 
Yale Law School, New Haven, CT