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Organization: Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Job title: Environmental, Natural Resource, Agricultural and Urban Economics Visiting Scholar Consultant
Location: Washington DC
Description: IDB seeks to hire one or more Environmental, Natural Resource, Agricultural and Urban Economics Visiting Scholar Consultant to work in its Climate and Sustainable Development (CSD) sector. The objectives of the CSD Visiting Scholar program are to: Augment CSD capacity for conducting and disseminating rigorous, objective social science research on climate change, environment, natural resources, agriculture, tourism, natural disasters, housing, and urban development; Help guide CSD lending, policy advice, and technical assistance; and Help CSD research and operations staff to stay apprised of frontier research and methods and build ties to external research intuitions and networks.
Qualifications: Graduate studies in Economics or related field (PhD strongly preferred); At least 2 or 3 years of relevant experience; English or Spanish are required.
Application Deadline: June 30, 2018
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Organization: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Job title: Associate Research Fellow
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Description: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as an Associate Research Fellow (ARF) in its Development Strategy and Governance Division. This is a two (2) year, fixed term, renewable, exempt appointment based at IFPRI’s Washington, DC Office. Please note that ARF appointments at IFPRI have a maximum term of three (3) years, inclusive of any approved appointment extensions. The Associate Research Fellow will conduct research on issues related to agricultural transformation and rural-urban linkages. The fellow will perform the research using a range of quantitative research methods, but with a strong focus on economywide computable general equilibrium (CGE) modeling conducted at country and/or subnational scales. The researcher will work with IFPRI’s Agricultural Transformation and Rural Development team to develop innovative methods for identifying policy and investment priorities to drive inclusive and sustainable development. Example innovations include risk-based approaches to evaluating policy options under climate and other uncertainty; capturing private sector behavior and interests in downstream agri-food system sectors; and enhancing survey-based microsimulation techniques to track changes in employment and household diets.
It is anticipated that about 80 percent of the job will be dedicated to applied research, and the remaining 20 percent will be allocated to capacity-building, policy engagement, and outreach activities supporting evidence-based policy analysis, particularly within IFPRI’s Country Strategy Support Programs (CSSP).
Qualifications: PhD in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Applied Economics, or closely related field; Significant expertise in using computable general equilibrium (CGE) models to evaluate agricultural and rural development policies; Demonstrated capabilities in quantitative analysis and ability to use economic theory and methods in innovative and policy-relevant ways to examine agricultural development issues; Expertise in the use of Stata to analyze large national-level household surveys; Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well both with a team and independently; Ability to multi-task, work in a dynamic environment, take initiatives to resolve issues and effectively work with minimal supervision; Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; Willingness to travel extensively (including internationally) as required.
Application Deadline: Until filled
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Organization: ILADES-Universidad Alberto Hurtado
Job title: Assistant or Associate Professor
Location: Santiago, Chile
Description: ILADES-Universidad Alberto Hurtado invites applications for a full-time position in Economics. We welcome applications from candidates with strong research potential in any field of Economics. We currently offer a Master Program in Economics, a Master in Economic Policy (with Fordham University) and an undergraduate program in Economics and Business.
Qualifications: Full proficiency in Spanish is required for this position. Applicants should have a Ph.D. by August 2018. Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Wages are competitive.
Application Deadline: Until filled
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Organization: Center for Public Policy Research (CPPR) at Universidad Mayor 
Job title: Four open-rank full-time tenure track positions
Location: Santiago, Chile
Description: he new Center for Public Policy Research (CPPR) at Universidad Mayor is seeking candidates for four open-rank full-time tenure track positions. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until all four positions are filled. The goals of the CPPR are to conduct high-quality, interdisciplinary, and collaborative policy-relevant research, as well as to train new researchers in a context of global change. Demographic, epidemiological, technological, and environmental changes are taking place around the globe, raising new questions and challenges for public policies in a number of areas across the life course, including redesigning work and retirement, preventing and treating chronic diseases, supporting families and caregivers, addressing immigration and multiculturalism, promoting sustainable urban environments, among many others. The CPPR will use mixed methods and embrace the new role that policy-relevant research must adopt in an era of big “cells to society” data. 
Qualifications: We seek candidates with a strong publication record that is appropriate to their rank, proven capacities to establish successful research collaborations, the ability to offer graduate courses and direct doctoral dissertations, and fluent in English. Above the rank of Assistant Professor, a record of funded research is also desirable. Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds, including population, behavioral, and statistical sciences (sociology, economics, demography, gerontology, geography, epidemiology, sociomedical sciences, global health, health policy and management, psychology, biostatistics, statistical engineering, information statistics, applied statistics, among others). Priority will be given to candidates with the ability to conduct research using advanced statistics and to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary setting. Applicants should submit by email: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) letter of application, and (3) one or two samples of written work. Please also arrange for three references to email letters separately. All application materials should be emailed at both politicaspublicasumayor@gmail.com and cipp@umayor.cl.
Application Deadline: Until filled
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