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We are looking for highly skilled and motivated individuals to work as full-time research assistants for a period of at least one year. Our preferred start date is July 1, 2022 although we are willing to accommodate an earlier or later start. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis; the first review is October 12, 2021. 

The job will entail close collaboration on a number of new and ongoing projects using tools from applied microeconomics to answer questions across a broad range of fields. Research topics include public economics, inequality, development, labor economics, macroeconomics, fiscal and monetary policy, behavioral economics, household finance, market design, financial intermediation, trade, and education. We plan to hire several candidates to work with the professors listed in the header as well as their collaborators in different departments, matching RAs by interest. Previous holders of this position at Chicago Booth have gone on to Ph.D. programs at Harvard, MIT, Princeton, and the University of Chicago.

The ideal candidate will have (i) a strong quantitative background, (ii) strong computer skills including programming, (iii) the ability to work independently to solve problems, and (iv) a long-term interest in pursuing research in economics. Background in economics is a plus, but not necessary—we welcome candidates with strong technical backgrounds who are looking for more exposure to economics. Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree by the start date. We pay a competitive salary and provide standard benefits such as health insurance.

Research staff build invaluable and collaborative relationships with Chicago Booth faculty and fellow research staff by engaging in UChicago’s rigorous intellectual environment. While at Chicago Booth, research staff hone their research skillset and engage in dedicated programming that prepares them to undertake independent research. To learn more about roles at Booth, visit To learn more about pre-doctoral roles like this in general, and to find other opportunities, please visit

Chicago Booth is dedicated to creating an environment where people of different backgrounds, broadly defined, feel valued and where their ideas and contributions can flourish. Chicago Booth welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, veterans, and under-represented groups. If you need an accommodation to apply to a Chicago Booth Research Staff Program, or if there are other factors impacting your ability to apply to an open position, please email