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Undergraduate Research Assistant openings

The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) has many paid openings throughout the year for undergraduate research assistants. Undergraduate RAs work directly with SIEPR faculty on research and data acquisition. Undergraduate RAs are hired on a quarterly basis and paid a standard rate of $17/hour.

Due to the type of funding, this program is available only to currently enrolled Stanford undergraduates. Positions are posted until filled. If you are interested, please apply early. Applications are reviewed as they are received. For questions about the program, please email

Open Positions

Empirical research on macroeconomic issues

Post Date: October 1, 2018

Faculty Mentor: Benjamin Schoefer

Project Description: We will work on empirical research examining macroeconomic questions. RA will assist in the analysis of macroeconomic and microeconomic data. This will include locating and downloading data, formatting it and exploring empirical patterns. If student has a background in economic modeling, the project will also work on economic theory.

Qualifications: Previous coursework in econometrics and experience with Stata, as well as intermediate micro and macroeconomics.

Details: Applicants should expect to devote 10-15 hours per week to the position.

Contact: To apply, please send resume, statement of interest (optional), a writing sample (ideally an economics paper you have written with empirical or theoretical analyses), and your unofficial transcript to