Research Associate - Banking and Financial Markets
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
CompanyFederal Reserve Bank of Kansas CityThe Economic Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is recruiting for the position of Research Associate (RA) to support our banking and financial markets group. The Department conducts innovative analysis and research on a variety of topics, including international trade, macroeconomics, monetary policy, labor economics, banking, payments, and regional economics.
This is an excellent position for someone who is passionate about research and considering a Ph.D. in economics or finance. RAs develop technical skills, such as programming and working in a High-Performance Computing environment, and are exposed to a broad range of economic research topics. Most RAs stay with the department for two to three years, at which point many return to graduate school. RAs have gone on to Ph.D. programs at Boston College, Columbia University, New York University, Stanford University, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, and University of Wisconsin.
Working with Ph.D. economists on policy briefings and academic research projects.
Gathering and analyzing data, programming economic models, and preparing charts for presentations on economic and financial conditions. This position will primarily work with banking and financial data.
More experienced RAs participate in econometric or theoretical research, write for Bank publications, and deliver speeches to civic and educational groups.
Required Education and Skills:
Bachelor’s or master’s degree in economics or finance or a closely related field, such as statistics, mathematics, or computer science.
Coursework or experience in economics required; coursework or experience in econometrics, mathematics, statistics, and computer science highly desirable.
Coursework or experience in banking and finance highly desirable.
Proficiency in programming languages and statistical software packages, such as Stata, R, Python, or Matlab, highly desirable.
Strong academic record.
Experience with empirical research and data analysis highly desirable.
Please attach a resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript copy. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
U.S. citizenship is required.
Please apply between September 25, 2023 and November 30, 2023 to be considered. We will review applications on a rolling basis, so applying early is recommended.
Applications will be pre-screened prior to interview selections. You will receive notification if you have been selected for a phone interview.
For more information on the Economic Research Department and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, please visit us on the web at www.kansascityfed.org. For information on RA openings throughout the Federal Reserve System, visit www.fedeconjobs.org.
Full Time / Part TimeFull time
Regular / TemporaryRegular
Job Exempt (Yes / No)Yes
Work ShiftFirst (United States of America)
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