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Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation

Each depositor insured to at least $250,000 per insured bank

Center for Financial Research

Visiting Fellows Program

The FDIC sponsors a Center for Financial Research (CFR) Visiting Fellows program. Appointments are for a limited, renewable term and can be full or part time, awarded competitively to assistant/associate/full professors and doctorate students nearing completion of their dissertations.

CFR Visiting Fellows are expected to conduct research on topics relevant to the condition of the banking industry and the CFR mission. Research should be performed under one of these research programs: (1) Bank Performance, (2) Corporate Finance, (3) Deposit Insurance, (4) Policy and Regulation, and (5) Risk Measurement. Visiting Fellows will also consult with FDIC staff to help develop statistical and financial models to support FDIC operations in finance, deposit insurance, bank safety and soundness, bank supervision, bank failure resolution, and consumer protection.

Visiting Fellows are expected to interact with FDIC economists, participate in research seminars and conferences, and make seminar presentations on their research. It is anticipated that a CFR Visiting Fellow's research will result in a paper that will be included in the CFR Working Paper series. The CFR hosts a regular research seminar series where U.S. and international scholars present their research findings; this annual research conference has become the center for exchanging new findings on banking policy. The FDIC also maintains extensive data sources pertaining to the financial services industry.

Interested parties should e-mail or mail a current resume, description of their expected research topics, and sample publications of their work. The FDIC is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer.

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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
FDIC Center for Financial Research
3501 N. Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22226

Additional information on the FDIC Visiting Fellows Program is available at Careers at the FDIC under the Economist Position listed.