Research Assistant, Strategy and Policy (SPIRE)

17 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
17 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Research Assistant will assist the PI, Professor Ivan Png, in applied microeconomic research. They will join the SPIRE team (

Duties include:

  • Assisting with fieldwork
  • Survey management
  • Compiling data from primary and secondary sources, analysis and programming, algebraic analysis, reviewing research, and writing

Current projects include field experiments; studies of productivity at hawker centers, supermarkets, and among ride-hail and taxi drivers; estimates of labour supply elasticities; and studies of the implications of seasonality in employment.


  • Bachelor's degree (with Honours) in Economics, Business, or related subject.
  • Skilled in programming and statistics.
  • Willing to work independently, diligently, and learn.
  • Work well with others and fluent in both the English and Chinese language to be able to carry out the fieldwork (e.g. interviews and surveys), and be able to write, understand and translate the projects' documents and reports as well

Career Progression

This is a particularly good opportunity if you are interested in PhD studies. The research assistantship will give you training and exposure to research in applied microeconomics.

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More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: School of Business
Department : Strategy And Policy
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID: 15015

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