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Research Assistants

Student Loan Forbearance, Distressed Borrowers, and their Lenders

Prior Proposal Description, Requisite Skills and Qualifications
This project examines the impact of covid-era student loan forbearance policies on new borrowing by credit-constrained and low income individuals. We focus on changes in non-student loan debt, suppliers of this new debt, and the potential maturity mismatch between new credit and the length of forbearance programs.

Requisite Skills and Qualifications
The work will involve collecting publicly available data, summarizing research and policy reports, and helping to write up findings. The RA will also be involved in on-going monitoring of new policies and research related to federal student loans. Basic knowledge of econometrics software (Stata, R, Python, SAS) to analyze data and create figures is helpful but not necessary.