Research Associate

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Connecticut, United States
14 May 2020
End of advertisement period
14 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Position Focus:

Research Associates will be part of a team working to launch the Yale Program on Financial Stability’s New Bagehot Project, an online platform for the dissemination of information on how to respond to financial crises such as the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2009 (the GFC). Working under the supervision of senior staff, Research Associates will be responsible for developing case studies of specific interventions attempted by policymakers during the GFC and other crises throughout history. These case studies focus on the critical design decisions made in establishing the interventions and will serve as the backbone for an online “playbook” that future policymakers can consult to help guide them during financial crises.   

Essential Duties

  1. Collects and organizes information from primary source materials, government reports, the academic literature, etc., relating to specific interventions adopted in response to financial crises.
  2. Arranges and conducts interviews with policymakers, financial market participants, etc., to gain additional information about the interventions.
  3. Works with senior staff to clarify the key design decisions associated with the interventions.
  4. Writes case study narratives translating economic information into coherent prose.
  5. Reviews drafts with senior staff and incorporates revisions into text.
  6. Prepares supporting materials for the case studies in the form of comprehensible tables and charts.
  7. Identifies intervention-related resources for resource repository.
  8. In conjunction with other team members, contributes to the thinking behind the design of the New Bagehot project online platform.
  9. May perform other duties as assigned, including working on other initiatives related to disseminating information about financial crises such as assisting with the delivery of online and in-person courses on the GFC.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Political Science, or a related field.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Strong interest in financial markets and financial crises.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Solid analytical background and a demonstrated ability to write quickly and clearly (candidates are asked to provide writing samples).

Required Skill/Ability 3:

A team player who works well with other members of the staff.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Ability to work successfully in a fast-paced and changing environment.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Global orientation; experience working across countries and regions, and fluency in more than one language.

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Affirmative Action Statement:

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