The Mercatus Center at George Mason University seeks a Senior Research Fellow to examine financial markets regulation and provide a university source for sound economic ideas for policy makers. The successful applicant will have a PhD in economics and/or a JD, work as part of the Mercatus policy research team and report to the director for policy research.
-Conducting academic research—including empirical analysis, economic analysis, and analysis of financial/economic history—to examine the relationship between the regulation and functioning of the financial system. Topics can include the regulation of housing finance, securities and derivatives markets, banking, and consumer finance.
-Writing shorter policy papers, short policy briefs, and op-eds.
-Participating in various events representing the Mercatus Center.
-Providing press interviews, testifying before Congress, and briefing members of Congress and congressional and agency staffers.
-PhD in economics, finance or related field and/or a JD. Some knowledge of public choice/economic theory of regulation, new institutional economics is preferred. Ability to do empirical work is preferred.
-Knowledge of the literature on bank or securities market regulation and writing for peer-reviewed journals.
-Familiarity with current policy debates related to financial market regulation.
Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience. In addition, Mercatus provides excellent benefits to all individual employees, including full health and dental coverage, flexible spending accounts, long-term disability and life insurance, a 403(b) retirement savings program, a parking permit, and free credits at George Mason University.
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