JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2024 - July 31, 2024


Freelance Researcher Bench: Urban, Labor, Housing and Real Estate

JOE ID Number: 2024-01_111469535
Date Posted: 02/01/2024
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Freelance Researcher Bench: Urban, Labor, Housing and Real Estate
Section: Other Nonacademic (Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Salaried, Consulting, Etc.)
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
R0 -- General
J0 -- General
00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
Land use
Real estate
Full Text of JOE Listing:

MetroSight provides a variety of research and consulting services related to metropolitan growth patterns, housing and land use policy, and real estate. Founded in November 2019 by a former Trulia Chief Economist and UC Berkeley lecturer in econometrics, MetroSight performs rigorous data-driven analysis to provide clear and digestible insight. The firm's clientele includes a mix of public and private entities, large and small, with a variety of needs and use-cases.

MetroSight is seeking to fill a bench of researchers to take on future projects alongside their academic routine. Applicants are welcome at any career stage, from graduate students to tenured professors. Compensation shall be set on a project-by-project basis. Most projects will require coding, typically in Stata, R and/or Python.

Examples of projects include housing and land use policy analysis, the prediction of residential development patterns, data-driven writing for a lay audience, the creation of economic indices from novel data sources, validation and demonstration of novel data products' value (e.g. information derived from satellite-imagery), and more.

Check out our website at

Work at MetroSight is remote. Non-local applicants welcome.

Application Requirements:
  • Letters of Reference
  • Application Instructions Below
Reference Instructions:
References letters are welcome if available, but applicants who are interested in this opportunity and are not otherwise on the job market do *not* need to produce references.
Application Instructions:
Please provide a CV and a link to your website/webpage, accompanied by a brief description of the type(s) of work you are interested in doing, and anything else you would like us to know.

In addition, please state your:
* Preferred rate of compensation
* Availability (e.g. typical hours per week)

Applications should be sent by email to