Global Poverty Research Lab

Opportunities for the Northwestern community

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Undergraduate opportunities

Undergraduate research assistants: Each quarter, Lab-affiliated professors hire undergraduate research assistants to help with ongoing research analysis. Often, RAs will write Stata code that allows the research team to analyze large datasets collected from experiments in developing countries. RAs will also:

  • Improve Stata skills
  • Work with raw data from the field
  • Gain a deeper understanding of development economics
  • Learn directly from professors and development professionals

Go to the EconLab website to apply for current openings with Lab-affiliated professors, or email your CV at any time to Andre Nickow ( and we will keep it on file until the next opening.


Graduate opportunities

 Time-bound opportunities:

Rolling opportunities:

Graduate students can get involved with development economics throughout the year in two ways:

  1. Join the DevoLunch listserv by emailing Caitlin Rowe ( This listserv is used to advertise research opportunities on a rolling basis throughout the year.
  2. Email the Lab-affiliated professor with whom you are interested in working.