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The Department of Economics seeks to appoint a Research Area Specialist Associate at the Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics (RSQE). RSQE—founded by Lawrence Klein in 1952—publishes forecasts of the US and Michigan economies, advises university and government officials, participates in revenue estimation for the State of Michigan, and informs the public about economic issues facing the state.
Participate as a junior analyst on RSQE's forecasts of the Michigan economy. Under general direction of faculty, senior research personnel, and/or managers, help conduct research projects according to plan. Update databases using private and public economic datasets. Programming using Eviews and Stata to run the forecasting model and do economic analysis with supervision. Writing up forecast and analysis results and preparing presentations.
More information about RSQE can be found at http://www.umich.edu/~rsqe/
Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in economics or related field of study, with knowledge of statistical methodologies and economic forecasting, as well as outstanding communication skills. Proven ability to analyze, compare and evaluate economic data and effectively communicate results. Demonstrated ability to do economic analysis, and basic programming and quantitative skills a must.
Preference will be given to candidates with a master’s degree in economics or a related field, with demonstrated scholarship in the form of publications in the fields of economics, statistics and quantitative methods. Familiarity with Eviews and Strata preferred.
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