Thursday, January 13, 2011
EMPLOYMENT: Africa Related Research Opportunities at the Brookings Institution
The Brookings Institution is a private nonprofit organization devoted to independent research and innovative policy solutions. Established in 1916, Brookings analyzes current and emerging issues and produces new ideas that matter – for the nation and the world.
Brookings is currently accepting applications for the following vacancies.
- Africa Research Fellow, Africa Growth Initiative. The Fellowships are designed to offer outstanding post-doctoral scholars of African development economics the opportunity to pursue their own independent research on applied policy issues over the course of two years at Brookings. Fellows will be in an excellent position to draw on the resources of scholars at Brookings as well as the extended policy community in Washington, DC, by participating in, and organizing, workshops and conferences at Brookings, and through networking with the broader development and economics community in Washington.
- Fellow, Africa Growth Initiative. While the applicant’s specific research program will depend to some extent on the scholar’s interests and background, the applicant should have a deep understanding of critical economic and development challenges facing the region. Among other areas, key research areas might include the following: industrial policy for structural transformation; macroeconomic policy and political economy; agricultural modernization for structural transformation; management of natural resource exploitation for long-term growth; and poverty and social protection in transforming African economies.
Deadline: January 21, 2011