Social Science: Macroeconomics

Department: Economics

Supervising Faculty Members: Sophie Osotimehin

Specialization: Macroeconomics

Research Focus: Economic development, structural change and aggregate productivity: As economies develop, the composition of the economy evolves:  workers move from agriculture to manufacturing, and then from manufacturing to services.  The research project looks at the impact of this structural change on aggregate productivity growth.

Job Description: Work 5 hours/week during the fall semester

  • Gather/organize data from various sources

Descriptive statistics

Required Skills, Courses, Resources, or Background

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of Stata is a plus
  • Excel
  • Stata
  • Word

Training: Training on Stata would be appreciated (basic commands)         

What You Will Learn: Have a better understanding of important questions in the field of macroeconomics/development; Work with data and learn a statistical software (Stata).

** Please note this placement is only for the fall semester.**