Position Description: Economics professors Dan Benjamin (University of California, Los Angeles), Miles Kimball (University of Colorado Boulder), Ori Heffetz (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Kristen Cooper (Gordon College) and their co-authors employ a full-time research assistant at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a start date during the summer of 2021. This position is ideal for individuals interested in behavioral economics research and likely to pursue a PhD in economics. Current research focuses on conducting surveys to shed light on what respondents mean when they answer questions about their own happiness, and on developing methods to use such survey responses to measure personal and national well-being.
Research assistants might also help with other projects in behavioral economics (e.g., developing theory and running experiments to understand people's biased beliefs about random processes). For examples of past research, see http://www.danieljbenjamin.com/.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.