Title Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (Profs Gabaix and Graeber)
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
We are looking to hire a full-time pre-doctoral fellow for the academic year
2022-2023. The pre-doc will be based at Harvard and will closely collaborate
with us on all aspects of our research. The focus of the pre-doc's work will
be on projects related to bounded rationality, please see our websites for
earlier papers on this topic. The pre-doc might also get involved in other
projects, such as Gabaix's work in macro finance and Graeber's work on
cognitive uncertainty. Specific tasks will include:
Designing, programming and implementing experiments and surveys
Analyzing experimental, survey and observational data and writing up
Literature reviews and editing papers
Working on formal models
Aside from working with us, the pre-doc will be given the opportunity to take
one course from Harvard's course catalog per semester, and to participate in
research seminars, student workshops, etc.
The ideal candidate will have (i) a background in economics or applied math;
(ii) a demonstrated interest in and prior exposure to behavioral economics,
in particular bounded rationality and (iii) prior experience with coding and
/ or conducting experiments. The position is ideally suited for students who
would like to improve their research skills after a Bachelor's or Master's
degree to prepare themselves for graduate school.
Applicants should be completing (or have completed) a Bachelor's or Master's
degree in economics or another quantitative discipline (such as, but not
limited to, computer science, physics, engineering, or mathematics), have
strong quantitative skills, experience with empirical research and a good
understanding of econometric methods.
Please upload a CV; transcript (unofficial is sufficient); and a cover
letter which includes a description of your research experience and interests.
Short-listed applicants will be contacted and asked to complete a technical
exercise, and will then be invited to a (remote) interview. Applications
will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Foreign nationals are eligible for fellowships, though study at Harvard
requires proficiency in English.
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