The Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) invites recent university graduates and young professionals to apply to its Research Fellowship Program.
Research fellows collaborate closely with a group of economists, providing support and helping generate new ideas to further the Bank’s mission of promoting sustainable and equitable development in Latin America and the Caribbean, including in the areas of labor, education, macroeconomics and international finance.
They work independently and in teams, helping to prepare papers; compile and organize databases; perform econometric and statistical analyses; and take part in academic discussions on research findings, among other activities. They often co-author papers with the department’s staff.
Research Fellows are typically among the most ambitious and accomplished of their generation and go on to do doctoral work in the economics department of universities like MIT, Berkeley, Columbia, the University of Chicago and other leading institutions, before entering the top ranks of ministries, firms, and academia. A study of recent PhD graduates in economics who have excelled in the academic job market shows that many of them had research assistant experience prior to joining a PhD program.
Apart from research, fellows have opportunities to attend regular conference and seminars with eminent economists from around the world; take IDB courses, network, and enjoy the plethora of multicultural offerings in Washington, D.C.
Candidates must have an undergraduate or master’s degree in economics, public policy, or a related field and a strong quantitative background. They should be passionate about improving the lives of people in the Latin American and Caribbean region through research in development and policymaking.
The fellowship lasts 18 to 24 months and offers competitive compensation. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2019. For more information and to apply, click here.