Research Assitant

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RA position at Columbia Business School

The Macro Group at Columbia Business School is currently looking for a full-time research assistant. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with us on research projects mainly in the field of empirical macroeconomics, ideally for a period of two years. For examples of our research, see our websites listed below.
This position is ideal for candidates looking to develop their research skills in preparation for applying to a PhD program in Economics. In the past, our RAs have received and accepted offers from top PhD programs in Economics (see below). Candidates should have a long-term interest in pursuing
research related to macroeconomics with a focus on empirical work.

To apply
Please send an email to with a single PDF document containing the following materials:
1. A cover letter describing your interest in this position, when you will be available, why you are interested in this position, your prior experience with independent research projects (e.g. an undergraduate thesis) or previous RA work, familiarity with empirical methodology and programs such as Stata and Matlab, whether you require Visa sponsorship and what type, and names, e-mail
addresses, and phone numbers of 2-3 references (letters not required).
2. A current CV
3. All relevant undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial is fine)
4. An original research paper (if available) Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

RA for following Professors
Christian Moser:
Andreas I. Mueller: Emi Nakamura:
Pierre Yared: Stephen P. Zeldes:

Past and current RAs
He Yang (2012-2013) – PhD Candidate in Economics, Harvard University Sergio Villar (2013-2015) –
PhD Candidate in Economics, Boston University
Abdullah Al-Sabah (2016-2017) – Offered admission to PhD Program in Economics at Columbia

The Macro Group at Columbia Business School
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Columbia Business School, New York
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