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Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab
Postdoctoral Associate - J-PAL Global

JOE ID Number: 2018-02_111461807
Date Posted: 11/07/2018
Date Inactive: 01/31/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Associate - J-PAL Global
Section: Other Nonacademic (Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Salaried, Consulting, Etc.)
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: O1 -- Economic Development
Postdoctoral, Global, Poverty, RCTs, Policy, Randomized Trials, Data Science, Data Security, Big Data
Full Text of JOE Listing:

J-PAL’s research group will be hiring up to three postdoctoral associates who are interested in conducting and supporting research on innovative methodologies associated with randomized trials, with several possible areas of focus, such as econometric and survey methods, research with administrative data, and data science, data security, and big data.

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a research center at the Economics Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA. J-PAL’s mission is to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence, and research is translated into action.

Postdocs will contribute to at least one of two possible areas of work:
1) Collection, publication, documentation, and combination of data from RCTs for methods-focused projects that use this data;
2) J-PAL’s new Innovations, Data, Experiments, and Action (IDEA) initiative, which aims to tap administrative data collected by firms, governments, non-profit organizations and others to generate new research.

Candidates should have an active research agenda that relates to one of those themes.

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Application Requirements:
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