Academics in Government – careers, fellowships, sabbaticals, and research collaborations

November 20, 2020 8:55 AM - 11:30 AM CT

Have you ever wondered what PhD-trained economists and accountants do at regulatory institutions and standards bodies, and whether it would be a benefit to your career or research agenda to spend time there?

The McCombs School of Business through the Salem Center for Policy is hosting a three-panel virtual event designed for academics who want to learn more about research positions in government. Hear from senior officials and scholars at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (NYFRB), Board of Governors, the Office of Financial Research (OFR), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), who will describe how research fits into their missions, what to expect if you join or spend time there, and the skills and backgrounds they actively seek when recruiting.

You should attend this event if you are actively seeking a permanent or visiting position in government, considering where to spend time on sabbatical, or curious about whether and to what extent collaborations are possibleThe event is open to students and faculty in accounting, finance, or economics programs at an accredited university. Registration fee is $15. The fee is waived for all McCombs students. If you did not receive a discount code by email, please email us at and we will provide one for you.

See event coverage below:

Federal Reserve and US Treasury:

Market Regulators and Standard Setters:

An Academic Perspective: