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Research Assistant with Leo Bursztyn and the Normal Lab

Please direct questions related to this posting to bfisummer@uchicago.edu

Title: Research assistant 

Hours and duration: 37.5 hours per week for at least 10 weeks in Summer 2024

General summary: 

The research assistant will work a minimum of 10 weeks and The Normal Lab, by completing research tasks associated with a project that expands upon The Normal Lab's current work looking at product markets as collective traps.

Principal Duties and responsibilities:

  • Analyzing survey responses on STATA 
  • Assisting the Lab's research specialists in data cleaning and econometric analysis on STATA 
  • Preparing data visualizations and summarizing output as requested by the PIs
  • Testing surveys for the project on Qualtrics
  • Conducting literature reviews. 

Measure of success: 

Prompt, thorough, and independent carrying out of responsibilities. 

Reporting relationship: 

Leonardo Bursztyn, Saieh Family Professor of Economics, Economics department (The Normal Lab)

Knowledge, skills, and abilities: 

  • Proficient in STATA or R
  • Experience with upperclassman Economics courses, preferred