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Center for Financial Research

Research Assistants

Last Updated: March 22, 2021

Join the Center as a Research Assistant

Each year, the Center for Financial Research hires a number of research assistants (RAs), who work closely with economists to conduct quantitative analysis and produce scholarly research.

Research at the Center focuses on banking, financial markets, consumer finance, risk measurement, deposit insurance, and systemic risk, among other topics. RAs are offered the opportunity to advance their knowledge of research in these areas through studying the relevant literature; assembling, manipulating, and analyzing data; and co-authoring scholarly papers with economists. The Center offers RAs training in SAS, Stata, and other statistical packages.

RA positions are limited to a two-year term, with a possible one-year extension. RAs have gone on to PhD and other graduate programs at top universities, pursued careers in the financial sector and consulting, and advanced to higher positions within the FDIC and other agencies.

If you have any questions, please contact Catherine Spencer at (202) 898-6889.