Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Center for Economic & Policy Research Seeks a Research Assistant


The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people’s lives. CEPR conducts both professional research and public education so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options. The professional research is oriented towards filling important gaps in the understanding of particular economic and social problems, or the impact of specific policies, both domestically and globally. The public education portion of CEPR’s mission is to present the findings of professional research, both by CEPR and others, in a manner that allows broad segments of the public to know exactly what is at stake in major policy debates. As part of its public education initiative, CEPR utilizes research findings and analysis to challenge the myths, assumptions, policies and institutions that perpetuate economic and social inequality.


CEPR has an immediate opening for a full-time Research Assistant (International). The focus of this work will be international economic policy issues. Responsibilities include collection and analysis of data, preparation of charts and graphs, research literature and summarization of relevant background material. This position will include original research with original data sources and writing or cowriting research papers. This position has designated funding for two years, after which point it may be extended.

Successful candidates will possess a B.A. or B.S. in economics or related field, with working knowledge of statistics and international economics; several months of experience as a research assistant or performing similar work; knowledge of Microsoft Office, spreadsheets, and graphics software. Spanish language skills are not required but would be very useful.


January 9, 2017. In rare, extenuating circumstances, the application period may be extended or curtailed. In the event that the application period is curtailed, CEPR will update this posting to notify candidates that they have 7 days to apply. Send application packet to jobscepr2016[at] and include: Cover letter with salary requirement, Resume, Recent writing sample showing your analytic and research skills.

No telephone calls or faxes please.



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