Job Opening: CICER Postdoctoral Research Associate in Economics

Cornell Institute for China Economic Research



Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Economics

Description: The Cornell Institute for China Economic Research (CICER) is recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The application process will be open until the position is filled. Our target starting date is either January 2017 or July 2017.

CICER ( serves as a hub for researchers with interests in the Chinese economy. It currently has 16 Cornell faculty affiliates, advises nearly 20 graduate and undergraduate students, and hosts several visiting scholars. Researchers are working on important economic issues faced in China today, including environmental and energy challenges, firm competition and industry dynamics, consumer finance, urbanization and the housing market, and international and interregional trade. In collaboration with the Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, and the East Asia Program of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, the institute organizes seminars, brownbag lunch presentations, and conferences.

The postdoc will be expected to participate in institute activities and work closely on research projects with CICER co-directors, as well as with graduate and undergraduate students. The postdoc will be housed either in the Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences or in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management in the College of Business.

The applicant should hold a Ph.D. in economics, applied economics, or in a related field at the time of hire. Experience with structural estimation methods is essential; experience with big data sets is a plus.

The appointment will be for one year, and can be renewed for a second year contingent on satisfactory performance in the first year. The post-doc must be in residence at Cornell in Ithaca, New York. The program provides a stipend ($60,000 per twelve months) and employee benefits, as well as support for research assistance and a research budget. 

Applications will be accepted beginning October 1, 2016. Applicants should submit a one-page letter of application summarizing their research experience and interests; a curriculum vitae; a job market paper; one additional research paper if available; graduate school transcript; and three letters of reference.                                                                                     Application link on

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