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Wharton professors from the Accounting department seek highly skilled and motivated individuals to work as student workers to assist in research activities. The position involves up to 20 hours of work per week while classes are in session (and up to 40 hours of work per week in the summer session if the student is not enrolled in coursework). This position provides an opportunity to gain experience in academic accounting and finance research and provides an ideal opportunity to gather research and data processing skills. Areas of research interest include firm disclosures, market pricing, information processing, regulatory effects, and financial institutions. Key tasks involved in the position are to summarize the academic literature in certain areas, collect and process data, conduct statistical analyses, and provide other support associated with faculty research.
The ideal applicant will have:

* Completed the first-year undergraduate courses (or higher) in any business or non-business discipline (note that a background in economics, finance, or accounting is not necessary as we welcome applications from any field)
* Ability to work independently, think critically, and solve problems
* Enthusiasm for academic research
* Experience with data collection and processing
* Experience with statistical software such as Stata, R, or SAS
* Additional experience in text parsing and analysis, or machine learning techniques (Python, SQL, or C++) is a plus.
If interested in applying for this position, please submit your CV and transcripts (unofficial transcripts are fine) to Professor Allison Nicoletti at If applicable, please describe any previous research experience, sample research work, term papers or theses.


The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class.

Accounting Department
The Wharton School,
University of Pennsylvania
1300 Steinberg-Dietrich Hall
3620 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6365

Phone: (215) 898-7772
Fax: (215) 573-2054
Email: acct-staff

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