Voici une offre d’emploi d’assistant de recherche de la part de collègues américains.
Reka Juhasz (Columbia), Mara Squicciarini (Northwestern), and Nico Voigtländer (UCLA) are looking for a research assistant (RA) in Paris to work on an NSF-funded research project. This is the early phase of an ambitious large-scale project that we believe could lead to a number of papers. An applicant with an interest in pursuing work in economic history will have the opportunity to learn skills in building and analyzing datasets constructed from primary sources. The project collects uniquely rich data on French firms between 1788 and the late 19th century. Frequent visits to the French National Archives (AN) in Paris will be required. The RA’s tasks consist of the following two steps:
1. [starting at the beginning of October 2016]: Provide an overview of the data found in the AN, and propose a data entry plan.
• Obtain all the relevant folders in the AN for each data source and provide an
estimate of the number of folders and approximate number of documents per
• Precisely document how the data are reported. Transcribe a small sample of the
data. Make note of any potential problems, inconsistencies.
• Propose a template file for coding the given data source.
2. Data entry will consist of the following type of tasks:
• Coding firm variables from descriptive text and primary sources identified in Step 1.
• Linking cross-sectional survey data across time to form panel.
We are looking for a highly motivated RA, who will later become a supervisor for additional RAs that we plan to hire throughout the project. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with the principal investigators and take part in each step of the project.
• The successful candidate will be placed on a consultant contract with the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).
• Gross pay will be approximately 20-25 Euros per hour for doctoral students.
• If interested, please email Nico Voigtländer: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Interviews (and instruction to working with the archival data) will be conducted by Nico
Voigtländer in Paris on October 5th and 6th