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Research Assistant Candidate Survey Of Interests
and Computer Experience

FR 28i: OMB no. 7100-0181
Average hours per response 5 minutes
Approval expires October 31, 2017

The Board's research divisions study a wide range of topics. The information you provide will be used to try to match your interests with research areas.

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Please indicate your level of interest in each of the broad areas of economic analysis and policy:

  Less Interest Uncertain Interested Very Interested
(e.g., general macro, public finance, and monetary policy)
(e.g., consumer behavior, labor markets, and industrial organization)
Financial Economics
(e.g., money & capital markets, banking, asset pricing, and derivatives)
International Economics
(e.g., trade, international finance, and development)
Computational Economics & Econometric Methods
(e.g., algorithm development and simulation methods)
Economic Measurement
(e.g., survey research, economic statistics, and national accounting)
Monetary Policy and Central Banking
(e.g., money markets, monetary policy tools, and FR operations)


Many qualified Research Assistant candidates have no clear preference among the many areas of research done at the Board; however, for those who do, indicating such could be helpful to finding the best fit among the many different groups hiring research assistants. Please rank order the top 3, with 1 being the top, those broad areas of analysis that you are most interested in pursuing, or choose "no clear preference":

No Clear Preference

Please indicate your level of experience with and your degree of interest in the following software packages and statistical languages:

  Experience   Degree of Interest
Limited/None Moderate Extensive Low/Uncertain Moderate Strong

The Federal Reserve may not conduct or sponsor, and an organization (or a person) is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

This survey of interests is authorized by law [12 U.S.C. ยงยง 244 and 248(1)].

Public reporting burden for this survey of interests is estimated to average five minutes per response. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this survey of interests, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to Secretary, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 20th and C Streets, N.W., Washington, DC 20551; and to the Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project (7100-0181), Washington, DC 20503.