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The Indiana Business Research Center seeks applications for a one-year post-doc position, with good chances of renewal subject to funding and satisfactory performance. The post-doc will be responsible for conducting economic and statistical analyses on a wide range of regional economic development topics, as determined by the Center’s emerging needs and priorities. There is a strong expectation that this research will contribute both to the disciplines associated with regional science as well as to the regional economic development project currently funded by the Economic Development Administration at the Department of Commerce.

A part of the research portfolio will include assessing the impacts of different economic policies over time and space. The researcher is expected to help advance Regional Economic Development (RED) as an emerging field of research and discipline in its own right and gain a greater understanding about how regions grow, adapt to shocks and how agents within a regional system respond to information and incentives. The empirical research portfolio will include several regional science disciplines, including entrepreneurship, economic resilience, inclusive growth, access to financial capital together with the determinants of poverty including the roles of automation and global competition, and the interdependence of rural and urban areas.

Qualifications: A PhD is required, ideally in economics, regional science or a related discipline. The candidate will have extensive training in state-of-the-art economics or a related field and econometric analysis, including spatial statistics, as well as excellent communications and writing skills. In addition, he or she will have extensive experience with a variety of statistical packages. The candidate needs to be able to both work well independently and also to function effectively in a team setting.

The Kelley School of Business, one of the nation’s premier business schools, is based on Indiana University campuses in Bloomington and Indianapolis. Founded in 1925, the Indiana Business Research Center is the state’s leading provider of economic and demographic data and analysis. The center has won numerous awards for its informative publications and websites. More information about the IBRC may be found at

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at Candidates should direct any questions to Roxanne Marotz, Indiana Business Research Center, 1309 East Tenth Street, Bloomington, IN 47405 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications received before December 6, 2017 will be given full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

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