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Research Officer - Oxford Department of International Development

posted Nov 8, 2017, 1:22 AM by Berlin Development

The Oxford Department of International Development is seeking a fixed-term research officer with strong quantitative skills to manage data work on a large project in the ready-made garment sector. The Ready-made Garment Productivity Project has collected detailed administrative records from nearly 100 garment factories. The main objectives of the project are: understanding productivity dispersion across and within multi-product firms; understanding how management practices relate to persistent productivity differences; assessing the relationship between productivity and worker well-being.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, Professor Christopher Woodruff, the research officer will take charge of organising the data, identifying and solving issues with comparability across factories, and identifying potential areas for analysis. Experience in statistical analysis and data handling is essential. Experience managing large datasets is preferred. The post is full-time, and tenable for 1 year in the first instance, to start as soon as possible.

The postholder will manage all aspects of the data from the project; produce and facilitate analysis which illuminates key patterns in the data, developing tools as required; design and write reports, including for non-academic audiences and the rmgpp.org website; and conduct analyses for academic publications using the data. Applicants must have a Master's degree in economics, statistics or related field; demonstrated quantitative skills including knowledge of Stata, R, or other statistical software; be flexible, self-motivated, and a team player; demonstrate experience of, and interest in development economics or management; and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 4 December 2017.

More information can be found here.

Research Assistant: Harvard/UCLA Research on Economics of Climate Change

posted Nov 1, 2017, 3:03 AM by Berlin Development

Jisung Park and Patrick Behrer are looking for a graduate or advanced undergraduate RA for a research project exploring the health, labor, and human capital impacts of climate change. The project seeks to better understand the potential mechanisms by which individuals and businesses will adapt to climate change, particularly in response to the health and productivity impacts of heat waves. We are also interested in examining the ways in which climate change may affect economic mobility and income inequality through the above mechanisms.

The ideal candidate will have interests in economics, data science, and/or computer science, and experience working with large administrative datasets. Expected time commitment is negotiable, with a minimum commitment of 5 hours per week. Pay will be competitive. In the case of qualified Masters or PhD students, there may be opportunities for co-authorship of resulting manuscripts depending on qualifications and level of commitment.

For more information please see the file attached.

Wissenschaftl. Mitarbeiter/in, Agrar- & Entwicklungsökonomik, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

posted Oct 18, 2017, 2:34 AM by Berlin Development

Am Lehrstuhl für „Welternährungswirtschaft und Rurale Entwicklung“ (Prof. M. Qaim), Department für Agrarökonomie und Rurale Entwicklung, der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen ist ab Dezember 2017 die Stelle einer/eines
Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin / Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiters
im Bereich Agrar- und Entwicklungsökonomik
vollzeit mit der regelmäßigen wöchentlichen Arbeitszeit (39,80 Stunden) zu besetzen. Die Stelle ist zunächst für drei Jahre befristet; eine Verlängerung wird angestrebt. Die Entgeltzahlung erfolgt nach Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L.

Bitte reichen Sie die Unterlagen bis zum 20. November 2017 in elektronischer Form (als ein PDF Dokument) bei Frau Ilona Hoepfner (ilona.hoepfner@agr.uni-goettingen.de) ein.

Weitere Informationen zu Aufgaben- und Anforderungsprofil entnehmen Sie bitte dem Dokument im Anhang.

Research Assistant, Ark Education Partnerships Group

posted Sep 28, 2017, 4:21 AM by Berlin Development

Location: Ark’s London office with international travel 

Salary: £28,000 to £32,000 pa inclusive (pro-rata)

Hours: Full time  

Contract: Fixed term 1 year

Closing Date: 11am on 21st October

If you are interested in the position please visit Ark's website.

Call for papers - 2018 Annual Conference, CSAE Oxford

posted Sep 28, 2017, 4:14 AM by Berlin Development

This conference will be held on 18th to 20th March 2018, at St Catherine's College.

Papers addressing economic analysis of the broad issues relevant for economic development in Africa are invited for the CSAE 2018 conference. Papers on countries other than those in Africa are welcome, providing they deal with issues central to African development.

Keynote speaker: TBA

Submitting a paper

All papers must be FULL DRAFTS, and must include a short abstract. The title, abstract and presentation must be in English.

All papers for consideration must be submitted via the online submission site, which can be found on the Conference home page

Technical support questions about submissions should be addressed to confmaker@editorialexpress.com

Submissions

Deadline for submissions is Friday 27 October 2017, 23:59 (Eastern Daylight Time)

Funding

There is a limited budget to fund African presenters who are currently living and working in Africa and who will be travelling from Africa to the conference. Funding will cover flights, accommodation, and conference registration costs. Please see the FAQ on submissions and funding.

About

To find out more about what the CSAE conference is like, watch the videos for What is the CSAE Conference? and view the plenary sessions from the 2017 conference.

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Call for papers - 2nd International Conference on Globalization and Development

posted Sep 19, 2017, 2:15 AM by Berlin Development

Conference Dates: May 3-4, 2018
Deadline for paper submissions: November 30, 2017
Location: Paulinerkirche Göttingen

The Research Training Group “Globalization and Development” (GlaD) and the Research Project on “Reducing Poverty Risk in Developing Countries” are inviting submissions to an international conference, to be held on May 3-4, 2018 in Göttingen, Germany. The conference program will focus on globalization and development topics.

Fields of particular interest are:
• aid and international capital flows
• demography and health
• education and labor market
• finance and taxation
• gender
• migration, terrorism and conflict
• poverty and inequality
• risk and vulnerability
• social networks and norms
• trade and technological change

Confirmed keynote speakers are Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University), David McKenzie (World Bank), and Nancy Qian (Yale University).
Researchers are invited to submit full papers to be considered for oral presentation. In addition, there will be a poster session. Papers should be submitted as PDF files through this website: https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/uni/uwfb/glad_2018.nsf/submission.

The submission deadline is November 30, 2017. Papers will be reviewed by members of the program committee and notifications of acceptance will be sent out by January 15, 2018.
There will be a limited number of travel stipends. Applications to receive one of the stipends are only possible after acceptance.

For more information on the GlaD research activities visit our website at
www.glad.uni-goettingen.de.
In case of further questions, please contact glad2018@uni-goettingen.de

Wellcome ISSF Research Officer at Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford

posted Sep 18, 2017, 2:22 AM by Berlin Development

Wellcome ISSF Research Officer at Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford

Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,604 - £34,520 p.a.

The Blavatnik School of Government in Oxford is looking to recruit a full-time Wellcome ISSF Research Officer.  This is a fixed-term appointment for 1 year commencing no later than 1 December 2017.  The role is offered by the Centre for Study of African Economies (CSAE) with Drs Mahreen Mahmud and Kate Orkin who will lead the economic and livelihood components of the project, as well as the design of the RCT and with Professor Stein from the Department of Psychiatry who will coordinate the design of the mental health intervention and psychological measures.

 Full details about the role can be found by following this link: Wellcome ISSF Research Officer

 The closing date for applications is 12 noon (UK time) on Wednesday 6 October 2017.  Applications must be made online via the University of Oxford website.

12 Doctoral Researchers in Economics with the Focus on Development and International Economics

posted Sep 7, 2017, 11:56 PM by Berlin Development

The Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and the Leibniz Universität Hannover offer a PhD program in Development/ International Economics to outstanding young graduates.

12 Doctoral Researchers in Economics with the Focus on Development and International Economics

will have the possibility to join the Research Training Group (RTG) “Globalization and Development” (GLAD) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The positions should be filled by 1 April 2018. The regular working hours will be 65% (currently 25.87 hours per week) with a limited contract of three years. The salary is in accordance with the German public service salary scale E13 TVL (65%). These are qualification positions for junior researchers pursuing a PhD degree.

The RTG will carry out research on globalization and development by approaching these issues through combining macro-oriented globalization research with development research focused on the micro-level. It will analyze the impact of globalization – measured as flows of capital, labor and technology – on individuals or households in developing countries. Projects within the RTG will particularly analyze the transmission mechanisms between globalization and development for individuals, examine the adaptation of households and institutions in developing countries to globalization and address the question how household’s responses to globalization interact with the globalization process itself. Methods to be used are innovative econometric, experimental and theoretical approaches.

The program offers an integrated training which contains a structured course program, a visiting and guest researcher program with leading academics and practical experience through field visits and participation in international conferences. The extensive supervising scheme provides guidance throughout the program.

To qualify for the positions, applicants must hold an outstanding degree (master, diploma or magister level) in economics or a related discipline with a specialization in development or international economics, agricultural economics, economic geography or other related disciplines. Further qualifications are strong analytical skills, a strong quantitative background, proven interest in topics related to the RTG, strong computer skills and very good English language skills.

The positions will be based in Göttingen and Hannover, but will require international travel for research visits, data collection, internships and research exchange. As part of our work-life-balance strategy, financial support for childcare costs during travel is possible.

As equal opportunities employers, the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and the Leibniz Universität Hannover place particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The mission of the Universities is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference. The universities have committed themselves to being a family-friendly institution and support their employees in balancing work and family life.

Screening of applications will begin on 9 October 2017 and will end when the positions are filled.

Information on GLAD can be found at http://www.glad.uni-goettingen.de.

Applicants should apply online using the following link: http://www.glad.uni-goettingen.de. There, applicants will be prompted to fill out an application form, upload their academic degrees and proofs of English language proficiency (e.g. TOEFL or similar tests), a CV, a motivation statement (two pages), a writing sample and the addresses of two academic references.

Research Assistant in Development Economics, CSAE, Oxford

posted Sep 7, 2017, 11:53 PM by Berlin Development

The Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) at the Department of Economics is excited to offer one or more Research Assistant posts (Grade 6: £28,098 - £33,518 p.a.) for a candidate with a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline to work on a number of projects.

Full details about the role can be found by following this link: Research Assistant in Development Economics

Applications must be made online.  The closing date is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 27 September 2017.

Informal enquiries about the post may be emailed to kate.orkin@merton.ox.ac.uk.  All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence and will not form part of the selection decision.

World Bank - Senior Social Development Specialist – Analytics

posted Jul 11, 2017, 1:54 AM by Berlin Development

The World Bank in Jakarta is currently looking for a person to fill a highly interesting research and policy position.
The position is with the Social Development Unit and the Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice.

For more information please read the file attached.

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