Position Description

Visiting Scholar
Location Washington, DC
# of openings 1
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The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) seeks a candidate to join the MSRB as a visiting scholar, to support the MSRB’s mission to promote a fair and efficient market and serve as an objective resource on the municipal market. The visiting scholar will join the MSRB as a secondee for a pre-determined length of time, to conduct in-depth analyses on municipal market data collected by the MSRB and from other sources and to generate additional insights and findings regarding the municipal market. It is anticipated that the work developed as part of the MSRB Academic Program will inform municipal market regulation, provide municipal market stakeholders with a deeper understanding of the current primary and secondary markets, and assist in identifying new municipal market trends, issues and emerging practices.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be an active faculty member of a college or university who will remain employed by his/her academic institution for the period of the secondment with the MSRB.
  • Have a strong established interest in the U.S. municipal market including prior completed municipal market research.
  • Have or working toward a Ph.D. or MA in finance, accounting, economics, public policy, statistics or mathematics.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to opportunities@msrb.org outlining:

  • Specific research interest/topic you would like to pursue at the MSRB
  • Desired length of secondment
  • Schedule/ability to work on site in Washington DC
  • What data/support the MSRB can provide to support your research
  • What other data sources are required to complete your desired research

The MSRB’s office is located in downtown Washington, DC near the McPherson Square Metro Station.

The MSRB protects investors, state and local governments and other municipal entities, and the public interest by promoting a fair and efficient municipal securities market. The MSRB fulfills this mission by regulating the municipal securities firms, banks and municipal advisors that engage in municipal securities and advisory activities. To further protect market participants, the MSRB provides market transparency through its Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website, the official repository for information on all municipal bonds. The MSRB also serves as an objective resource on the municipal market, conducts extensive education and outreach to market stakeholders, and provides market leadership on key issues. The MSRB is a Congressionally-chartered, self-regulatory organization governed by a 21-member board of directors that has a majority of public members, in addition to representatives of regulated entities. The MSRB is subject to oversight by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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