Hal S. Scott, Emeritus Nomura Professor of International Financial Systems at HLS, seeks Research Associates for the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, which he heads as President. The Committee is an independent and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) research organization comprised of 38 leaders from the finance, business, law, accounting and academic communities and dedicated to improving the regulation of U.S. capital markets.
Research Associates assist with the development and drafting of Committee reports, policy statements, comment letters, Congressional testimony, and op-eds. They work directly with the Committee’s staff, including Prof. Scott. Depending on their interest and availability, they may work between 1 and 20 hours per week and are paid at an hourly rate. Outstanding RAs have an opportunity for promotion to Senior Research Associate status, and after graduation may be considered for full-time Research Fellow positions.
HLS students in any year of their studies with a demonstrated interest in finance are encouraged to apply. Experience in financial services is preferred. Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume to Megan Vasios at [email protected]
The Committee seeks to enhance the regulation of the financial system through research and advocacy. The Committee releases major reports with specific recommendations for U.S. policymakers, legal and economic analyses of public policy issues facing the global financial system, and comment letters responding to regulatory proposals. The Committee works on a number of critical policy issues, including increasing transparency in stress testing processes for systemically important banks, equity market structure reforms, the implications of the rise of institutional and passive investors, and expanding access to private equity investments in defined contribution retirement plans.