The Global Economic Governance Initiative (GEGI) was founded in 2008 to advance policy-relevant research on international financial, trade, and development institutions created in the aftermath of World War II that continue to play a leading role in global economic governance. Within GEGI, research is conducted across three thematic programs: development finance, financial stability, and trade and investment rules. GEGI also focuses on emerging and cross-cutting challenges such as just transitions, the sovereign debt crisis, and climate change. The initiative hosts a flagship program on the Task Force on Climate, Development, and the International Monetary Fund and co-leads the Debt Relief for a Green and Inclusive Recovery (DRGR) program.
GEGI is seeking a Senior Academic Researcher with backgrounds in development economics or studies, international economics, environment/climate economics, and international political economy related to:
Development finance and development banks
The political economy of development finance institutions
The economic and social dimensions of the green transition and climate resilience
The Senior Academic Researcher is expected to lead and oversee ongoing research efforts, guide, plan, and execute future research projects and pursue independent research in one or more of the priority areas of GEGI. In addition to leading these research efforts, the Senior Academic Researcher will routinely engage with policymakers and civil society organizations to advance GEGI's policy-oriented research findings.
In addition to competitive compensation, the Senior Academic Researcher will receive funding for data collection, fieldwork, and travel to conferences and potentially be eligible for reimbursement for relocation expenses. Senior Academic Researchers is an in-person position at Boston University's GDP Center offices.
A completed doctoral degree along with postdoctoral experience. The GDP Center will accept applications from all disciplines but is seeking a candidate with strong development background and associated expertise in economics, political economy, or international organizations.
The candidate must have strong methodological skills. Quantitative skills and expertise in Excel, R, Stata, or Python would be an asset. Research experience involving mixed methods is particularly welcome.
Well-versed with ongoing policy discussions and debates on global economic governance and preferably a growing track record of thought leadership and policy engagement.
Track record of engaging with collaborators based in the global south and experience with research management.
A strong research interest and proven track record in the GEGI focus areas, including a firm grasp of policy discussions and debates.
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Job Location: BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States Position Type: Full-Time/Regular Salary Grade: Based on experience
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