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Graduate Research Assistant

The graduate research assistant will work on all aspects of two projects, including review of the literature, data acquisition and management, econometric specification and estimation, and writing of the research results.

  • 20 Hour SGA
  • Boston
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  • Project Title

    Two topics in labor economics

  • Faculty / Project Lead

    Robert Triest

  • Project Description

    The project is composed of two subprojects on labor economics. The first is an investigation of the relationship between demographic change, labor demand and the structure of relative wages. The second is an empirical investigation of the relationship between cyclical fluctuations in labor market conditions and persistent changes in the poverty rate.

  • Qualifications Necessary

    The graduate assistant will need skills in labor economics and econometrics at the level of those taught in doctoral level courses. Experience and skill in using large complex datasets is required. Experience in programming using the Stata software package is also required.