The Joint Center for Housing Studies seeks a part-time (5-10 hours/week) student research assistant to carry out quantitative and qualitative research on the US housing finance system. The student will assist Don Layton, a Center senior industry fellow and former CEO of Freddie Mac, who is writing working papers and other Center publications on possible reforms to the current the US housing finance system.
The RA’s primary responsibilities will be to:
The position is open to any Harvard graduate or undergraduate student who is enrolled for the fall semester. Applicants should have a demonstrated ability to conduct independent research, prepare basic financial analyses, succinctly write up findings, and, using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, create charts and graphs in formats suitable for publication by the Center. Familiarity with housing policy and financing is preferred. The position is a fall-term appointment with the possibility of continuing into the spring semester. The RA will receive an hourly wage commensurate with their experience.
For more information, please contact [email protected].