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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

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U.S. citizenship is required for Research Assistant positions.

I. The Board's economics divisions study a wide range of topics, including but not limited to the following broad areas of economic analysis and policy:

(General macro, public finance, unemployment, inflation, growth, and productivity)
(Consumer behavior, labor markets, public finance, urban and regional economics, health, education, natural resource economics, and industrial organization)
Financial Economics
(Money & capital markets, banking, asset pricing, derivatives, and regulation)
International Economics
(Trade, international finance, and development)
Computational Economics & Econometric Methods
(Algorithm development and simulation methods)
Economic Measurement
(Survey research, economic statistics, and national accounting)
Monetary Policy and Central Banking
(Money markets, monetary policy, 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

II. One of the attributes we consider in evaluating Research Assistant candidates is the ability to acquire and expand data analysis and programming skills. Please indicate your level of experience with and your degree of interest in the following areas:

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

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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.