Research Associate

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
  • Location
    Tokyo, Japan
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Sep 09

Position description

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) is looking for a highly motivated part-time or full-time research associate with an interest in empirical economic development work. Ideal candidates would have at least a master’s degree, preferably a PhD degree, in economics, finance or closely related areas. Strong quantitative skills in econometrics are the main requirement.


  • Assisting in conducting applied research (using econometric analysis and other quantitative methods) on spillover effects of infrastructure or macroeconomic/financial analysis
  • Drafting research papers and conducting literature reviews
  • Maintaining and updating databases
  • Assisting in drafting of economic reports (including preparation and editing of text, tables and figures)
  • Reviewing research papers for publication
  • Assisting in organizing conferences, workshops and other research-related activities


  • At least a master's degree, preferably a PhD degree, in economics, finance or closely related areas
  • Preferably a specialization or demonstrated interest in economics, econometrics, or finance
  • Familiarity with economic development topics of relevance to Asia and the Pacific
  • Strong quantitative skills in econometrics and statistics, including familiarity with statistical packages, such as STATA, E-views, Matlab or R. Knowledge in GIS is desirable.
  • At least two years of research experience, including post-graduate research, and ability to draft publishable papers, covering literature review, data compilation and analysis
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

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