Staff Associate - Economics

Staff Associate - Economics



Columbia Business School is seeking to hire one or more Staff Associate for the Economics Division. The work will include quantitative and qualitative research and analysis involving the collection, coordination, and management of information and data. This position provides an opportunity to gain experience in academic economics research and would be ideal preparation for a Ph.D. program in economics or other related fields. This is a one-year position with a possible extension to a second year. 

The Staff Associate duties involve work in one or more of the following areas of research: macroeconomics, labor economics, development economics, public finance, urban and spatial economics. Specific duties include:

  • Collect, clean, and maintain datasets and databases. Extract and link data from multiple databases for analysis. Prepare detailed documentation.
  • Develop models and implement program code (STATA, Python, SQL, R, SAS, MATLAB, etc.).
  • Perform statistical analysis, including regression analysis and machine learning techniques.
  • Assist with data analysis and dissemination of findings through the preparation of reports, journal articles, presentations, websites, and other research outlets.
  •  Perform case-based research, including work with detailed primary documents.

Applicants for the Staff Associate position are expected to have the following:        

  • Programming experience in Stata is required. Strong preference for those who also know Python and MATLAB.
  • Additional programming experience in one or more of the following languages is preferred: R, SQL, SAS, C , Julia.
  • Familiarity with statistical tools such as linear regression models is required.
  • Demonstrated exceptional written and oral communication skills needed – a writing sample is required.

The successful candidate will work with professors of the Economics Division at Columbia Business School.


Bachelor’s degree in Economics or Finance or in a quantitative discipline such as Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering with coursework in Economics and Finance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Pay Transparency Disclosure

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training.  The above hiring range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Columbia University In the city of New York

No deadline
Location: United States of America, Manhattanville
Categories: Economics, Engineering, Finance, Mathematics, Research Associate, Statistics,


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