Research Assistant for Project on Housing Finance Reform

The Joint Center for Housing Studies seeks a part-time (5-10 hours/week) graduate research assistant interested in the political economy of housing finance. The RA will assist Don Layton, a senior industry fellow at the Center and former CEO of Freddie Mac, who is preparing working papers and other publications about possible reforms to the US housing finance system. The RA’s primary responsibilities will be to:

  1. Conduct research on the economics and politics of selected housing finance-related industries and markets
  2. Produce some business history summaries, and
  3. Find and analyze select statistics on housing finance.

Applicants should be enrolled in a Harvard graduate school and have a demonstrated ability to carry out independent research, succinctly write up findings, and carry out basic financial analyses. Familiarity with housing policy and financing is preferred. The position is a fall-term appointment with the possibility of continuing during the spring semester. The RA will receive an hourly wage that is commensurate with their experience.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to David Luberoff, Deputy Director: david_luberoff@harvard.edu.