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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in General Equilibrium Modeling

The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and the Weldon Cooper Center for Public  Service at the University of Virginia invite applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in general equilibrium modeling and public policy to begin in fall 2016. We welcome applications from scholars who have earned doctorates in economics, public policy, or related fields. This position is focused on the development of policy-relevant general equilibrium modeling for use in state-level analysis but in the context of multi-level governance, including federal and international. The research fellow will also work with the Batten School’s Center for Leadership Simulation and Gaming.

 

We wish to advance the art of state-level policy evaluation by developing tools for evaluating state-level policies and that account both for temporal dynamics within the state and the nested interactions with other levels of governance. Relevant policy contexts include environmental policies, tax policies, infrastructure investments, and other important public policy issues. While these tools serve primarily as rigorous policy evaluation tools, we also work with experts at the simulation and gaming center to explore the potential of using models with non-equilibrium behavior for future policy simulations that can be used in education or as demonstrations for policymakers.

 

Candidates are expected to have completed their doctoral degrees by August 1, 2016.

 

Built upon the strong foundation of one of the nation's top public universities, the Batten School combines rigorous training in policy analysis with a unique emphasis on the acquisition of leadership skills. The core faculty includes economists, political scientists, and psychologists, enriched by professors of practice who bring real-world policymaking expertise to the classroom. The Weldon Cooper Center  for Public Service provides technical expertise in support of effective governance at the state and local level in Virginia. Rigorous policy modeling and simulation are key strategic priorities for the Batten School and the Cooper Center.

 

All candidates must apply online. Paper and emailed applications will not be considered. Your application will not be complete until all required documents are available on Econjobmarket.org and you receive a confirmation number for the submission of your Candidate Profile from Jobs@UVA.

 

There are two required steps to complete an application:

  1. Register with UVa's employment system: Apply to the advertised position and complete a candidate profile through Jobs@UVa (which is located at https://jobs.virginia.edu). To submit your candidate profile, search for posting 0617732 and follow the directions. Do not submit job market materials to Jobs@UVa. This step should only take a few minutes to complete.
  2. Submit your job market materials to https://econjobmarket.org. Applicants should submit a CV, one research paper, and contact information for three references.

 

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Rebecca Beirne (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

Review of applications will begin November 30. The position will remain open until filled.

 

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

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