The JPMorgan Chase Institute is a global think tank dedicated to delivering data-rich analyses and expert insights for the public good. The mission of the JPMorgan Chase Institute is to help decision makers – policymakers, businesses, and nonprofit leaders – appreciate the scale, granularity, diversity, and interconnectedness of the global economic system and use better facts, real-time data, and thoughtful analysis to make smarter decisions to advance global prosperity. Drawing on JPMorgan Chase’s unique proprietary data, expertise, and market access, the Institute develops analyses and insights on the inner workings of the global economy, frames critical problems, and convenes stakeholders and leading thinkers.
The JPMorgan Chase Institute seeks a 2017 Summer Research Analyst (Intern) based in Washington, D.C., to work closely with the Research team to support the analysis of JPMorgan Chase data by writing code to generate tables of external economic data, and working with teams to integrate these data into their research process. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in economics/social sciences and/or computer science. The candidate should be organized, in addition to having an entrepreneurial and proactive mindset. Knowledge of the current economic policy debate and general economic trends is a plus.
• Engage with the research staff to identify analytic opportunities, resources, and requirements
• Conduct independent research to better understand the unique view of the economy offered by a blending of JPMC data and other public data sources
• Work alongside other analysts, Research Directors, PhD fellows, academic advisors, and internal thought-leaders to develop and conduct analyses that add to both the public and academic discourse
• Attend, participate, and present synthesized research findings at weekly problem solving sessions
• Pull and analyze relevant third-party datasets to support ongoing research initiatives
• Liaise with researchers and communications partners to make reports and press releases more digestible, contextualized, and impactful
• Identify promising potential topics for the Institute’s research agenda
• Play a key part in User Acceptance Testing (UAT) before each research release
• Explore and enhance data visualization tools to effectively convey research finding
• Current undergraduate or graduate student with a degree in a quantitative social science, computer science, engineering, or another quantitative field
• Ideally, experience conducting empirical social science research
• Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to synthesize and present compact research topics
• Creativity, discretion, and a commitment to intellectual rigor
• Initiative taker who can efficiently explore promising research areas and absorb and synthesize large amounts of information and data quickly
• Team-player able to work in a small, high performing, and collaborative environment, often at a fast pace and under time constraints; comfort with uncertainty and an entrepreneurial working context
• Experience programming in Python or another general purpose computing language is preferred
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