2014-2015 Visiting Scholar Program
The New England Public Policy Center, an applied policy group within the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s research department, seeks proposals for its 2014-2015 Visiting Scholar program. We are currently accepting applications for positions starting in 2014.
Over the course of his or her tenure with the Center, we expect that the visiting scholar will:
- Work on a substantive piece of research on a public policy issue of relevance to New England and that complements the work of the Center. It is expected that this work will be published in the Boston Fed research department working paper or public policy discussion paper series (with the author retaining all future publishing rights to his or her work). The scholar may be asked to present this research at public venues convened by the Center or advise policy makers about relevant findings.
- Present preliminary results to Center staff during an informal seminar and deliver a formal presentation to the research department.
- Support the work of the Center. This may include, but is not limited to: co-authoring a paper, reviewing drafts of working papers and research reports, or advising regional policy makers in the scholar's area of expertise.
- Interact with researchers and contribute to intellectual life in the Center and the research department.
Visiting scholars are typically paid a portion of their base salary. The Center does not provide or pay for research or other staff support or pay for scholars' relocation or travel costs.
Priority will be given to research proposals that complement the Center's research agenda and/or are within its two areas of expertise:
State and local public finance, including
- Long-term fiscal sustainability of state and local governments
- Cyclical properties of state and local government budgets
- Indebtedness of state and local governments
- State and local government pension systems and other post-retirement benefits
- Fiscal federalism
- Costs and benefits of regionalizing local public services; best practices
Labor market and demographic trends, including
- Supply-demand imbalances (or skills mismatches) in state and regional labor markets
- Effects of demographic change (including immigration and retirement) on state and regional labor supply
- Domestic migration and state and regional labor markets
- Labor market implications of health care reform
- Education and workforce training strategies
- Youth unemployment
Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent, current curriculum vitae, and a 1,000-1,500 word research proposal by September 27, 2013. The letter should indicate dates available and salary requirements. We expect to accept applications on a rolling basis, but those received by September 27th will be given priority.
Submit your proposal or any questions to:
Deputy Director, New England Public Policy Center