Organization: Financial Inclusion Program at IPA
Job title: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Consumer Protection
Location: Washington, DC or New York, NY
Description: IPA’s Financial Inclusion Program is seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher to serve as a principal investigator on research projects which seek to inform effective financial consumer protection policymaking in four emerging markets, with attention to questions on digital finance, big data and data protection, and behavioral research. The contract duration for the position will be one year. Successful candidates may have the potential to extend their work with IPA, conditional upon funding.
Qualifications: Candidates currently enrolled in the final two years of a PhD in Economics or Public Policy with a significant focus on quantitative research methods, OR a PhD in Economics or Public Policy; Demonstrated research interests and experience in financial inclusion, behavioral economics, consumer protection, or related topics; Significant applied econometrics skills are expected; Experience working on both quantitative and qualitative data collection; Evidence of independently managing complex partners with multiple stakeholders; Knowledge of statistical packages such as STATA, R, Python; Evidence of organizing and analyzing large data sets, in particular administrative data, financial data, and/or alternative data such as social media data; Superior analytical, quantitative and conceptual thinking skills; Ability to present information in a structured and insightful way, both in writing and orally; Self-starter, entrepreneurial mindset, versatility and strong multi-tasking skills; Passion for making data-driven decision making a reality in the development sector.
Application Deadline: Rolling Basis
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