Ericson – Economics
Options: Volunteer Basis, Potential for UROP Funding
Be a research assistant! Two opportunities for summer funding and research opportunities.
You will participate in projects that will examine the interface between individual decision-making, firm incentives, and market outcomes. In particular, we will examine of the effects of health insurance mandates, search behavior for health insurance, and response to information when making health insurance decisions.
There are two different tracks you can apply for:
1. “Data Analysis Track”. Applicants for this position should have experience working with data, and must have taken EC 305 or SM222 (or the equivalent). Experience with Stata and/or EC 414 is ideal, but a competitive candidate could have knowledge of SAS, R, Matlab, or SPSS.
2. “Experimentalist Track”. This project will involve designing and programming experiments, preparing IRB applications, and potentially facilitating online and laboratory-based experiments. In your cover letter, please describe any programming skills or previous experimental experience
For examples of previous projects, see the research projects listed on: http://people.bu.edu/kericson/.
This experience is ideal for someone considering graduate school, but valuable for those aiming for the private sector. Previous RAs have gone on to various positions in management consulting and business analytics.
Please send a short cover letter to email@example.com. Please also specify weeks available during the summer, and which track you would like to be considered for. For summer 2013 positions, please submit materials to Keith Ericson by Feb 28th for priority consideration.