Research Assistant Opportunities

Full-time predoc, Fall 2024. [Applicaton Instructions]

Description: The research assistant will be working on an array of projects aimed at understanding the impact of colonial policies on the economic development of Francophone Africa today, with a focus on Morocco, Mali, Senegal, and Burkina Faso. The tasks performed may include reading through archival records to understand the implementation and nature of different colonial policies, using deep learning models to extract and process information from archival sources, data cleaning, and analysis. The student might be asked to travel to France or Senegal to collect additional archival resources.


Full-time predoc, Summer and Fall 2024. [Applicaton Instructions]

Description: The research assistant will work on a project on emigration from sub-Saharan Africa to Italy. Our project entails two experiments: one in Italy among current migrants and one in Senegal among prospective migrants. The goal of our project is to understand the determinants of emigration decisions and the role played by current migrants in them.