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The Stone Center for Inequality Dynamics (CID) in the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The candidate will be a central contributor to the new project Measuring Racial Inequality in Tax Data (PI Pablo Mitnik). The candidate will contribute to two components of this project. 1.use restricted population-level data available at the Census Bureau to test the performance of an increasingly popular methodology for estimating racial and ethnic economic disparities with data lacking self-reported information on race and ethnicity. 2. Aim to improve the empirical implementation of the methodology, theoretically developing it in a number of directions, and testing these developments with the same restricted population-level data. Additional work by the candidate will be specifying the structure and capabilities of a general-use software package implementing the methodology and overseeing the development of the package by an external contractor.

Required qualifications include: Economics, Sociology, Statistics, or a related field; knowledge and experience with advanced computational and statistical methods; Demonstrated success in designing and completing high-quality academic research projects. Experience with tools and techniques for strong data management, documentation.

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