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Economic Analysis and Research Fellowship, Israel Securities Authority

- Provided by Israel Government Fellows

alt="israel securities authority"The Economic Analysis and Research Fellow will complete a policy or academic research paper examining an area of active interest in the field of securities regulation, forming a cogent analysis and possibly making policy recommendations. The research fellow will be expected to present their findings to decision-makers within and outside the Israel Securities Authority (ISA).

Additional responsibilities include:
-Assisting other researchers within the economics department
-Making short analysis of a particular issue for use in a larger research project
-Reading and commenting upon internal drafts of research projects within the department
-Attending conferences, seminars and meetings in finance and securities regulation in order to develop a stronger background in the field and remain informed on current topics

Qualifications:
-Active interest in finance
-Degree in a quantitative field (math, economics, physics, finance, statistics, computer science, etc.) preferred
-Proficient in MS Office – strong Excel skills required, Excel VBA skills preferred
-Previous experience in a statistical or mathematical software package (SAS, STATA, Matlab, R, SPSS, etc.) preferred
-Programming and database programming skills preferred

The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) was established under the Securities Law, 1968 and its mandate is to protect the interests of the investing public. Amongst other things, the Authority fights such phenomena as securities fraud, use of inside information and secreting material information from investors.

While the ISA does not have rule-making authority, it drafts and initiates virtually all primary and secondary legislation pertaining to securities law in Israel. In addition, it cooperates with government industries in formulating policies and laws pertaining to capital market activity.

Please note: Israel Government Fellows does not conduct their internship placement process until all participants have been formally accepted. For this reason, IGF cannot guarantee applicants a particular internship position prior to their acceptance. However, the placement process is influenced primarily by participants’ preferences.

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