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The EU Tax Observatory is recruiting Research Assistant(s)

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The EU Tax Observatory is a new organization dedicated to conducting, promoting, and disseminating innovative, high-quality, and impactful research on EU taxation. It is directed by Prof. Gabriel ZUCMAN and is hosted at the Paris School of Economics. The Observatory is one of the leading institutions for the study of taxation in the European Union (with a focus on corporate tax avoidance and tax evasion) ; a platform for civil society engagement with strong name across the European Union ; a source of new ideas for combating tax avoidance and evasion ; and an international reference for the study of taxation in a globalized word. The EU Tax Observatory is co-financed by the European Commission.

PSE – Paris School of Economics is a private non-profit research foundation. PSE develops economic research of the highest international standard and disseminates the results. It brings together a community of 140 researchers and around 200 PhD students, and offers teaching in Masters, PhD, Summer School and Executive Education programs at the cutting edge of the discipline. Now firmly established as a feature on the global academic landscape, PSE breaks down all kinds of barriers to attain its goal of excellence : it brings together universities and grandes écoles, promotes exchanges between economics and the other social sciences, delivers its scholarship to a broad public, and supports the work of its teams in multiple partnerships with public institutions and private organisations.

We invite applications for one-year Research Assistant position(s), who will be closely involved in economic research at the EU Tax Observatory.

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Position to be filled :

  • Position : Research Assistant
  • Employment status : Full-time or part-time
  • Supervisor : Research Director
  • Duration of the contract : 12 months
  • Localisation : Paris, France

Description :

This position involves assisting with research on taxation, with a focus on corporate taxation, tax evasion, and tax policy simulations. We are interested in candidates with an interest in policy-relevant research who will collect, clean and analyse data, develop code (in R, Stata, Python etc.) and be involved in all phases of new research papers in taxation. We expect Research Assistant(s) to follow 2-3 projects over the course of the year.

Main tasks and responsibilities include :

  • Conducting research in taxation
  • Data analysis
  • Coding for simulations and econometric applications
  • Drafting economic papers

You should fulfill the following requirements :

  • Master degree in economics or other related field (completed by September 2022)
  • Demonstrate data analysis and econometrics experience
  • Previous coding experience would be considered a plus
  • Knowledge of taxation literature and policy debates desirable but not essential
  • Ability to work in an international environment
  • Work well in a team, but also operate well independently
  • Advanced command of English

Application procedure :

Applications should be written in English and include :

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Reference letters are appreciated

Your application is to be sent electronically to the following address recruitment chez, while specifying “Application – Research Assistant” in the subject line. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis according to the applications received.

The prospective employee will benefit from the social benefits in force at PSE, i.e. health insurance, 50% of the cost of public transportation and restaurant vouchers. All our positions are open to people with disabilities.