Research Assistant (Temporary) – Investment Strategy

Type: Part-time (15 – 20 hours per week)
Salaried/Hourly: Hourly
Program/Department: Future of Capitalism
Location: Remote

About the Berggruen Institute
The Berggruen Institute was established in 2010 to develop new ideas about how to reshape political and social institutions in the face of great transformations the world now faces. Our goal is to work across cultures, disciplines, and political boundaries and engage great thinkers in developing and promoting long-term answers to the biggest challenges of the 21st Century. No one person can accomplish this goal alone. It takes a team —people with different backgrounds, technical knowledge, and skillsets.

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The Berggruen Institute Future of Capitalism (FCAP) Program is seeking a limited-term research assistant to support a new project focused on the design and study of national investment institutions including public banks, asset managers, and industrial policy planning bodies. The research assistant will focus on developing frameworks for industrial policy and public investment strategy. This position will report to the Associate Director of the program.

This is a six-month assignment, working 15 – 20 hours per week, with an opportunity to extend based on the needs of the project. This position will be able to work remotely full-time.

The research assistant will:

• Conduct research related to:

• Public innovation and industrial policy strategies
• Policy rules for investment and fiscal space
• Data analysis on the effectiveness and need for public investment

• Assist in planning research-related conferences and seminars.
• Additional duties as assigned.


• Applicants will be required to have a background in econometric or stock-flow consistent (SFC) modeling
• An MA with applied policy research experience
• Recent Ph.D. or advanced Ph.D. student preferred
• The candidate must be a self-starter who is able to multi-task, take initiative, and problem-solve

Submit your resume and cover letter to and include in the subject line “Research Assistant – Investment Strategy.” No phone calls, please.

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