National Center for Economic and Security Alternatives
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Research Associate Impact of War on U.S. Economic Development in the 20th Century
Primary responsibilities will include historical and theoretical economics research, help with preparation of draft chapters and literature reviews, and integrating our already completed research in connection with a book on war and the economy in the 20th Century.
Position focuses on research into the dynamic relationships between political-economic events and military events--especially the impact of wars in the 20th Century on U.S. economic development. What can be said, specifically, about the larger dynamic of long term cyclicality and the impact of World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Cold War on the trajectory of economic change? And what of the current, post-post-war era?
We seek applicants with demonstrated writing skills and a firm grasp of macro-economics and/or U.S. economic history.
Key questions to be addressed include:
What has the impact of war been on the role of government in the economy (planning / scale of government / economic thought)?
What has been the role of military spending in maintaining aggregate demand?
What has been the role of war in ending depression / recession / downswings?
To what extent was the Vietnam War responsible for stagflation?
What have been the impacts of various means of financing war?
How has war impacted the international political economic system (trade / finance / etc.)?
Has military spending been a central factor in preserving the stability of the U.S. economic system?
What has the role of military development been in the larger advance of technology?
What are the key impacts of military spending on regional growth in the U.S.?
Interested applicants should send a letter describing their qualifications and interests, a resume, a writing sample, and several references via mail, fax, or e-mail to:
War in the Economy
The National Center for Economic and Security Alternatives
2000 P St., N.W., Suite 330
Washington, DC 20036
Fax: (202) 986-7938
E-mail: ncesa1 at igc.org
The National Center for Economic and Security Alternatives is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.