Research Analyst




The successful candidate will support faculty research in a number of areas, including real estate, public policy, and urban economics. Job responsibilities include performing a variety of statistical and econometric analyses, writing research reports, collecting and maintaining databases, and providing research-related programming support. Independent thinking, a thorough understanding of economics
or related disciplines, and self-motivation are highly valued in performing these functions.


BA/BS in Economics, Statistics, Finance, Mathematics, Computer Science or another closely-related discipline; previous experience as a research analyst or pursing independent research is preferred. Computer programming skills are necessary; ability to analyze data and write reports required. We anticipate that the successful candidate would work at the Center for up to three years, before going on to graduate programs or careers in economics, finance, real estate, or related disciplines. Recent Research Analysts have been admitted to the Berkeley, Chicago, Columbia, Harvard, LSE, Michigan, Penn, Stanford, Wisconsin, and Yale doctoral programs in Economics, as well as MIT and Penn Statistics. This is a full-time position, starting in the summer of 2021. The annual compensation is $50,000 plus benefits.


Please apply on-line at Search for reference number: JR00027040.

In order for the application to be considered complete, please submit a brief cover letter, explaining your interest in the position, a resume, and an academic transcript. Applicants should also attach copies of their transcripts and send via email to Lauren Kelly at Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.


The Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center was established in 1983 by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania to promote excellence in real estate education and research. The Center is home to a distinguished research group, and is recognized as a leader in real estate, urban economics, finance, law, and design. Researchers at the Zell/ Lurie Center use state-of-the-art tools in applied economics and econometrics. The Wharton School is a world-class business school, a place where faculty conduct cutting- edge research and teach undergraduates and MBAs who will be future business leaders.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Job Location: 
Known Job Application Deadline: