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Research Opportunities at Midd

Welcome to our Research Opportunities at Midd page!

Here you will find a periodically updated listing of available paid research assistantships with Department of Economics faculty, as well as a "resume bank" for students interested in research assistantships. If you are interested in a research assistantship, you should use this Google Form Survey to answer a few related questions and upload your resume and unofficial transcript. Supervising professors will contact only selected applicants for further information after reviewing qualifications for fit (e.g., econ fields of interest, meeting programming or coursework prerequisites, having desired language fluency), but students may reach out directly to faculty regarding positions of particular interest to them.

If you are interested in a research opportunity but no research assistantships are currently available please check back on this page periodically for new postings.

Summer 2020 Research Opportunities as Jones Fellows

Review of applications will begin on June 8, and research assistantships can begin as early as June 15.


  • Project Title: Legal Origins of Corporate Governance and Firm Performance

    Supervising Professor: Cihan Artunç

    RA Tasks: I am looking for a research assistant to do data entry of security prices from scans of old newspapers. 

    Duration: Three weeks at 40 hours/week.

Ongoing Research Opportunities: Fall 2020

Review of applications will begin closer to the fall semester.


  • Project Title: Corporate Law, Finance, and Productivity in Historical Perspective

    Supervising Professor: Amanda Gregg

    RA Tasks: This project investigates corporate governance, finance, and performance using highly detailed firm level data from late Imperial Russia (roughly 1890 to 1914). Research assistants for this project could be involved at many stages, from original data entry to solving coding quandaries to proofreading drafts of articles, depending on interests and qualifications. 

    Prerequisites: Students must have completed Econ 0211 at minimum. Ideal candidates are curious about the research process and may have completed Econ 0212, enjoyed an economic history course, and/or possess some Russian language skills.

    Duration: Approximately 10 hours per week, or as needed.

Department of Economics

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