Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (Profs. Laibson/Choi/Beshears)

Harvard University
September 18, 2023
Offerd Salary:$64,000
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Title Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (Profs. Laibson/Choi/Beshears)

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences Department/Area Economics Position Description

Economics professors David Laibson (Harvard University), James Choi (Yale University), and John Beshears (Harvard Business School) are hiring a full‐time predoctoral fellow to start work in mid-June 2024. This position will last until mid-July 2025, with a potential second-year renewal, and will involve work on theoretical and empirical research related to behavioral economics, decision making, household finance, and health behaviors. The research uses observational field data, experimental data, and field experiments.

Salary is $64,000 annually, plus benefits. Expected start date is mid-June 2024. Visa sponsorship is available.

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  • Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performing statistical analyses on large databases
  • Designing and running experiments
  • Structural modelling and related econometrics
  • Proving theoretical results
  • Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree by start date (required)
  • Strong programming and quantitative skills, including coursework in multivariable calculus, matrix algebra, probability, and statistics (required)
  • Previous experience estimating econometric models (strongly preferred)
  • Interest in applying to a quantitative PhD program and pursuing an academic career (strongly preferred).
  • We prefer research assistants who want to become professional economists, but we're interested in future PhDs in any quantitative field. Our past full‐time RAs have enrolled in the following PhD programs: Harvard economics (13), Harvard business economics (5), Harvard public policy (2), MIT economics (8), MIT operations research (1), Princeton economics (1), University of Chicago Booth – finance (2), University of Chicago Booth – economics (2), University of Chicago history (1), UC Berkeley economics (3), Yale economics (1), Columbia economics (1), NYU Stern economics (1), Stanford economics (1) and Northwestern economics (1).

    Additional Qualifications Special Instructions

    Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Qualified applicants will be invited to complete a data analysis task to demonstrate quantitative and programming proficiency.

    Highly qualified applicants will be invited to interview with our team and provide up to 3 references.

    Contact Information

    Sarah Holmes Berk

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    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

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