Dr. East is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado Denver and a Research Fellow at IZA - Institute for the Study of Labor. Dr. East graduated with her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Davis in 2016 and her B.S. in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011.
She currently serves as the Associate Chair for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion in the Economics Department at CU Denver. She is also the founder and leads the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI) Committee within the CU Denver Economics Department. Additionally, Dr. East serves as the co-chair for the Children’s Thrive Action Network Research Working Group, which brings together researchers and policy advocates working on issues affecting children in immigrant families.
Her research focuses on the study of U.S. government policies including safety net and social insurance programs, as well as immigration policy, and examining how they affect outcomes of individuals, both foreign-born and U.S.-born.
Dr. East founded the Lab in Spring 2022 as part of her ongoing objective to provide evidence-based recommendations to advocates and policy-makers on how best to structure equitable policies. The lab also supports her goal of expanding the pipeline into Economics.
For more information on Dr. East's work, visit her website: https://www.chloeneast.com/
The lab is hiring a full-time research assistant.
The position will entail close collaboration and assistance with all stages of research projects and gaining familiarity with data on health and labor outcomes. The candidate will be trained in all stages of how to execute a research idea. Specific tasks requested will involve acquiring, cleaning, and analyzing large survey and administrative datasets, conducting literature reviews, and creating tables and figures to communicate results to various audiences. Individuals with interests in the U.S. health care system and other U.S. policies as well as competencies in multitasking, working independently and excellence in written and oral communication may be particularly well-suited.
We seek to develop and cultivate promising researchers from historically underrepresented groups in Economics, including, but not limited to: women, Black individuals, Hispanic individuals, Native peoples, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQIA++ individuals, first generation college students and individuals from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.
This position provides tuition support for part-time study and the candidate will receive additional mentorship through the Equitable Policy Research Lab, designed to expand the pipeline in Economics and increase representation and inclusion in the profession.
This position requires a two-year minimum commitment and is designed to prepare candidates for graduate school or more advanced research positions at the conclusion of the fellowship.
This position is ideal for candidates looking to begin training for a career in research and preparing for top graduate programs in economics or related fields or to develop their data analytics and programming skills for positions in industry.
Questions should be directed to: Chloe N. East, Ph.D., at Chloe.East@ucdenver.edu