The St. Louis Fed hires several Research Associates each year. Start dates for this search are in the Spring or Summer of 2023.
This is an excellent opportunity to work with, learn, and engage with our reputable economist staff, visiting fellows and scholars. Former St. Louis RAs have continued their careers in other Bank divisions, in PhD programs, and in the private sector. More Information can be found in the RAjobs link below under the success stories tab.
What are the day-to-day activities?
- Perform statistical, econometric, computational and analytical research that economists can use for publication in academic journals.
- Utilize Excel and statistical packages such as Stata, R, Matlab, Julia, Python, and SAS.
- Collect, organize and interpret economic and financial data.
- Review academic journals, market sources and government reports.
- Write short articles or assist economists in developing short articles and presentations on current economic and financial conditions and policy issues.
- Attend to additional assignments, including gathering and organizing survey data and anecdotal information and summarizing economic data for the Beige Book.
- A GPA of 3.5 or above
- Bachelor’s degree in economics, econometrics, or quantitative economics
- Strong background in mathematics and statistics, including coursework in Calculus II, Econometrics, Linear Algebra, and Differential equations
- Previous economic research experience, such as undergraduate research assistant, research-related internship or independent research project.
- All Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including receiving a COVID-19 booster when eligible, unless the Bank grants an accommodation based on a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.
How to Apply
NOTE: Applications will not be considered without all of these materials.
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