There have been a couple PM inquiries, which I assume means people are interested, so I'll bump this. Feel free to PM or post here with any questions!
I just wanted to inform everyone here about a full-time research assistant position that will be opening up under the guidance of Susan Athey. I figured most of the people here would be interested in this opportunity.
The official posting is here: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/...ssistantJD.pdf
From Dr. Athey:
"I am looking for a couple of full-time research assistants to work as part of a team, doing statistical analysis in support of academic, for-publication research by top economics professors who visit Microsoft Research regularly from their home institutions. The research uses Microsoft data sources (e.g. internet search). The positions are highly competitive--in the past, successful applicants have had great empirical research assistant experience, and have the potential (perhaps with additional coursework, and the research experience they gain) to be successful applicants to the top 5 or top 10 economics PhD programs. We have current projects in a range of areas, from advertising auctions to health economics to international trade to media economics."
I myself am one of the current research assistants in my first year (the position is intended to last two years) and would be happy to answer any questions you might have. I actually found this position when Dr. Athey posted it on this forum last year, so it was me who suggested we make another post here.
This is a pretty great place to be in particular if you want experience with massive datasets. Out of all of the RAs, I probably deal with the smallest datasets--I primarily work on MSR's health economics projects--and I still deal with a few million observations. In addition, it's also one of the few RA positions I found in my search last year that dealt with micro theory subjects (as opposed to, say, the Fed).
Like I said before, I'm happy to answer any other questions you might have, here or in PM/email.
Hi all. Just wanted to bump this one last time (hopefully blockRed won't get too mad with me!) before the deadline passes, now that most people are done with grad applications.
Also, I wanted to post these two links, which have a few other positions people here might be interested in: Research Assistant Positions not at the NBER and Employment at NBER Good luck, everyone!
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