Job Opening: Research Assistant(s)


Education: Masters

Experience: Masters   

Contract:  Fixed-term contract (12 months)

Salary: commensurate with experience

Location: 48 boulevard Jourdan, Paris 14e 

Start date: September 2024

Language: English



PSE – Paris School of Economics is a private, not-for-profit research foundation. PSE develops economic research of the highest international standard and brings together a community of 140 researchers and around 200 doctoral students. It brings together universities and business schools with the aim of fostering exchanges between economics and other social sciences, disseminating its work to a wide audience and developing multiple partnerships with public institutions and private organizations. The EU Tax Observatory (, PSE’s in-house laboratory, is dedicated to excellent research on tax issues, with a particular focus on corporate tax evasion and avoidance. EU Tax Observatory is directed by Professor Gabriel Zucman and is housed at the Paris School of Economics.


We are recruiting several research assistants to participate in the Observatory’s scientific activities for the academic year 2024-2025. We are recruiting for two distinct tracks: 

  • Track 1: Research and issues in Europe. Work prepared by the EU Tax Observatory in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen, Charles University and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW). Co-financed by the European Commission. 
  • Track 2: Global research with a focus on developing countries and participation in the Atlas of the Offshore World ( developed by the EU Tax Observatory, the Skatteforsk – Centre for Tax Research and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) and funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development (NORAD). 

Please indicate in your application which track you would like to be considered for. In both tracks, your main tasks will be to: 

  • Conduct research on taxation and perform data analysis
  • Code simulations and econometric applications
  • Contribute to the drafting of economic science publications and reports.

You will be part of an agile and dynamic team, fully committed to the institution’s development and influence.


Master’s degree in economics (by September 2024) or another relevant field.  You have an excellent level of English (working language) and good data analysis and econometrics skills. Previous experience in coding will be considered an advantage. Knowledge of taxation issues is desirable but not mandatory. Your willingness and ability to work in an international environment will be highly appreciated.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are convinced that the diversity of experiences and backgrounds of our team members enriches our reflections and our work. As part of our inclusive recruitment policy, we strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented background to apply for our job offers if their expertise matches the profile sought. We reaffirm that the selection of candidates will be made exclusively on criteria relating to the position to be filled, and regardless of age, race, gender, skin color, religion, nationality, the person’s sexual orientation or disability.

Applications must be written in English and include a CV and cover letter. Letters of recommendation are appreciated, but not required.

Please apply by filling out the form at:
The application deadline is midnight February 29, 2024.

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