Research Associate opportunity at Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is currently recruiting for Research
Associates (RAs).  The Bank seeks candidates who are in the process of completing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in economics or related fields. Interested students should apply through the Bank’s Careers section here.

The Research Associate position is a great opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in economics. Typically, RAs work for two – three years before attending graduate school.

Research Associates assist senior staff economists on academic research projects and monetary policy briefings.  Their responsibilities include gathering and analyzing data, programming economic models, and preparing charts for presentations on economic and financial conditions.  More experienced Research Associates also participate in econometric or theoretical research, write for Bank publications, and deliver speeches to civic and educational groups.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in economics or a closely related field, such as statistics, computer science, or mathematics.  Successful candidates will have a strong academic record, high proficiency with personal computers and spreadsheet software, and excellent communication skills.  Coursework or experience in econometrics, math, statistics, statistical software packages, and macroeconomic modeling is highly desirable.

For more information on the Economic Research Department and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, please visit us on the web at

Applicants are required to include a cover letter, resume, and transcript (unofficial is acceptable) with their application.  The Federal Reserve Bank is an equal opportunity employer.  This position is not eligible for sponsorship of employment visa status.


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