Trainee, Research Analyst in Experimental and Behavioral Economics

Monday, 24 August 2020
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 24 September 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Programme Summary

In conjunction with Workforce Singapore, NTU offer traineeships to support the SGUnited Traineeships Programme. The Traineeships are part of NTU's efforts to create relevant and meaningful traineeship opportunities for our nation’s new graduates entering the workforce during this difficult time.

About School of Social Sciences (SSS)

NTU's School of Social Sciences has nearly 100 faculty members and more than 1,700 undergraduates who major in the four degree programmes the School offers: Economics, Psychology, Public Policy and Global Affairs, and Sociology. There are more than 180 graduate students in our PhD and MA programmes (by research), and MSc programmes in Applied Economics and Gerontology. The School’s holistic and rigorous education aims to prepare our students with analytical and critical capacities that can be applied in the classroom and future careers. Apart from being deeply engaged in their disciplinary pursuits, our faculty members are also at the forefront of cutting-edge research between the social sciences and other disciplines. We firmly believe that cross-fertilisation of disciplinary knowledge will contribute to global scholarship and help tackle complex challenges facing the world in the 21st century.

Job Description:

  • Conducting literature review and searches; creating literature review database
  • Writing computer program with z-tree (specialize programming language to conduct experimental and behavioral economics lab experiments), Python, and o-Tree
  • Conducting econometrics and statistical analysis using R and (or) STATA
  • Assisting with the organization and implementation of lab and field economics and behavioral experiments.
  • Preparing the logistics for lab and field economics and behavioral experiments
  • Handling the recruitment of participants to the Behavioral and Experimental Lab experiments
  • Handling data organization and storage
  • Preparing the Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications
  • Compiling and analyzing data from the experiments
  • Running some numerical simulations using MATLAB.
  • Preparing sections of analysis, manuscripts, reports, and grant proposals 


  • Degree in Economics, Mathematics and Economics, or Statistics
  • Knowledge in programming languages (C++, Python, PhP, z-Tree, and o-Tree) would be desirable.
  • Ability to perform econometrics and statistical analysis using R and (or) STATA
  • Good background knowledge in Microeconomics, Quantitative Economics, and Game Theory would be desirable.

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