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The University of Chicago Booth School of Business 5807 South Woodlawn Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60637
Eric Budish  Rebecca Dizon-Ross Rick Hornbeck Neale Mahoney Owen Zidar
Seth Zimmerman Eric Zwick

We are looking for highly skilled and motivated individuals to work as full-time research assistants for a period of at least one year. Our preferred start date is June 1, 2018 although we are willing to accommodate an earlier or later start. The application deadline for the fall round of applications is October 3, 2017.
The job will entail close collaboration on a number of new and ongoing projects in applied microeconomics. We plan to hire several candidates to work with Professors Budish, Dizon-Ross, Hornbeck, Mahoney, Zidar, Zimmerman, and Zwick. We plan to match candidates to professors based on research interests. Previous holders of this position at Chicago Booth have gone on to Ph.D. programs at Harvard, MIT, Princeton, and the University of Chicago.

If interested, please fill out this online survey:

The ideal candidate will have (i) a strong quantitative background, (ii) strong computer skills including programming, (iii) the ability to work independently to solve problems, and (iv) a long-term interest in pursuing research in economics. Background in economics is a plus, but not necessary—we welcome candidates with strong technical backgrounds who are looking for more exposure
to economics. We pay an annual salary of $48,000 and provide standard benefits such as health

Please also complete a formal application
at This link should take you directly to our posting. If for any reason it does not, please go to and search for requisition number 103397.

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University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Job Location: 
Chicago, Illinois
Job Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
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