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Brickell Metcalf Summer Research Assistant at Becker Friedman Institute, Anil Kashyap

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Fellowship Award Amount: $5000
Internship Time Commitment: Summer 2022 Full-Time; 400 hours

About the Organization
This is a position to work with Professor Anil Kashyap on three projects. One is collecting information for a journal article that will be completed by August that reviews the interactions between monetary policy and financial stability. The second is collecting data on members of the Federal Open Market Committee. The third is collecting and organizing information related to money laundering that I will use in a new course that I will be co-teaching at the Columbia Law School in the fall.
Job Title and Work Location
Research assistant. Remote work is possible; student preferably can meet in person at the Harper Center during normal business hours every couple of weeks to review the work. The work can take place in the evening if the student has a preference for it.
Job Duties and Responsibilities 
The student will primarily be collecting data and making high quality graphs. The student must be proficient with excel and power point –including making attractive graphs in excel.  If the student is familiar with regression analysis (which is a preferred skill) I might ask the RA to do some exploratory data analysis. Ideally the candidate will have had an advanced class in macroeconomics and would be able to do a literature review of some of the empirical estimates the effect on non-traditional monetary policies on term premia, exchange rates and credit spreads. I would like to be able to meet in person at the Harper Center every couple of weeks to review the work. 

The student must have a laptop that can be used for the assignments described above. Depending on the student’s aptitude the internship will cover between 20 and 25 hours per week for 10 weeks. The more capable is that RA the more work that I can offer. 

The RA must be proficient with excel, word and powerpoint. Strong preference for a student that has had an advanced class in macroeconomics. Strong preference for a student who knows how to perform regression analysis and can do that on his/her laptop. I do not have a preference for which software is used for the regression analysis.
Required Materials
To apply for this position please send a resume and a cover letter that explains why you are interested in the job and describes any relevant work experience and coursework. A transcript should also be included, unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
Class Year Eligibility
Strong preference will be given to students that have more completed courses in economics.
Expiration Date
Applications will be accepted until March 11. Interviews will take place the week of March 14.