Sponsored Ad:
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: IMF/World Bank/NBER RAship predoctoral

  1. #1
    Trying to make mom and pop proud
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Posts
    10
    Rep Power
    1


    Good post? Yes | No

    IMF/World Bank/NBER RAship predoctoral

    Sponsored Ad:
    Hi guys,

    As a back up in case I do not get into any of the PhD programs I really want to go to, I am planning on applying to RA positions at IMF/World Bank/NBER etc.
    Is anyone familiar with the recruiting process or know what I should be doing to make myself competitive?
    I've heard how it works at World Bank is that if you know an economist there then he/she can just take you as their RA, is that correct?
    Also, any recommendations for other institutions besides those three above for a RA position before PhD?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. #2
    Within my grasp!
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Posts
    124
    Rep Power
    3


    Good post? Yes | No

    Re: IMF/World Bank/NBER RAship predoctoral

    Most competitive positions will be posted on the NBER page. The only other ones I could think of if you're a US citizen:

    Federal Reserve Board of Governors
    Federal Reserve, NYC
    Federal Reserve, Chicago
    Federal Reserve, Kansas City
    Federal Reserve, Philadelphia
    Federal Reserve, Boston
    Federal Reserve, St. Louis
    American Enterprise Institute (think tank)
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    For RA positions posted on the NBER page, recruiting process normally looks like resume screening -> data task -> interview 1 -> interview 2 (steps 2/3 might be switched). Other than brushing up on your Stata skills, there's nothing much you could do in my opinion. It usually helps if you have research experience you can talk about during interviews, either through your RA jobs or even better, your thesis (if you have one).

  3. #3
    Trying to make mom and pop proud
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Posts
    10
    Rep Power
    1


    Good post? Yes | No

    Re: IMF/World Bank/NBER RAship predoctoral

    Quote Originally Posted by mathenomics View Post
    Most competitive positions will be posted on the NBER page. The only other ones I could think of if you're a US citizen:

    Federal Reserve Board of Governors
    Federal Reserve, NYC
    Federal Reserve, Chicago
    Federal Reserve, Kansas City
    Federal Reserve, Philadelphia
    Federal Reserve, Boston
    Federal Reserve, St. Louis
    American Enterprise Institute (think tank)
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    For RA positions posted on the NBER page, recruiting process normally looks like resume screening -> data task -> interview 1 -> interview 2 (steps 2/3 might be switched). Other than brushing up on your Stata skills, there's nothing much you could do in my opinion. It usually helps if you have research experience you can talk about during interviews, either through your RA jobs or even better, your thesis (if you have one).
    I see. I have a working paper going on with two professors right now for which I have gotten research grant during the summer. I hope that would help. Unfortunately, though, I'm an international student so I won't be able to apply for the positions at the Fed. But thank you for your recommendations and insight!

  4. #4
    econ scholar dogbones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Posts
    65
    Rep Power
    1


    Good post? Yes | No

    Re: IMF/World Bank/NBER RAship predoctoral

    db2018: I'm going to be in your boat in several years too. I too would like to know if there are any other possibilities other than the Fed, NBER, World Bank, and the IMF to get in good research experience and another good letter of recommendation. One route you could look into is pre-doctoral fellowships, that's probably what I'll try to do. Try doing a Google search, there were quite a few different programs. I'm also considering summer schools, but I don't want to take away time that could be used to do research and write papers.

  5. #5
    Eager!
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Posts
    44
    Rep Power
    1


    Good post? Yes | No

    Re: IMF/World Bank/NBER RAship predoctoral

    Ones that I've seen posted about on TM other than those listed above:
    - JPAL/IPA
    - Stanford GSB Fellows program
    - Microsoft Research New England
    - Equality of Opportunity Lab (Raj Chetty)
    - Harvard EdLabs

  6. #6
    econ scholar dogbones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Posts
    65
    Rep Power
    1


    Good post? Yes | No

    Re: IMF/World Bank/NBER RAship predoctoral

    Quote Originally Posted by therealslimkt View Post
    Ones that I've seen posted about on TM other than those listed above:
    - JPAL/IPA
    - Stanford GSB Fellows program
    - Microsoft Research New England
    - Equality of Opportunity Lab (Raj Chetty)
    - Harvard EdLabs
    Those are specialized programs, but also probably very high quality!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Best PhD's for World Bank
    By dakgoalie38 in forum PhD in Economics
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 02-24-2013, 10:06 AM
  2. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-10-2011, 03:33 AM
  3. World Bank
    By EDonomics in forum Graduate Admissions
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 10-29-2010, 06:38 AM
  4. The World Bank ... Please explain
    By yogesh_kkk in forum GMAT Sentence Correction
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 07-18-2008, 11:01 AM
  5. World Bank
    By ashish_rech in forum GMAT Sentence Correction
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-06-2007, 09:52 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •