Title Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (Profs. Laibson/Madrian/Choi/Beshears)
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Economics professors David Laibson (Harvard University), Brigitte Madrian
(Brigham Young University), James Choi (Yale University), and John
Beshears (Harvard Business School) are hiring a full‐time pre-doctoral
fellow to start work in mid-June 2022. This position will last until mid-July
2023, with a potential second year renewal, and will involve work on
theoretical and empirical research related to behavioral economics, decision
making, savings, and health behaviors. The research uses field data,
experimental data, and field experiments.
For examples of our research, see our faculty pages:
https: // scholar.harvard.edu/laibson/home
https: // marriottschool.byu.edu/directory/details?id=63227
https:// www. hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/profile.aspx?facId=8943
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Performing statistical analyses on large databases
Designing and running experiments
Programming simulations of theoretical models
Proving theoretical results
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 fellows who want to become professional economists, but we're
interested in future PhDs in any quantitative field. Our past full‐time
fellows have enrolled in the following PhD programs: Harvard economics (13),
Harvard business economics (5), Harvard public policy (1), MIT economics
(8), MIT operations research (1), Princeton economics (1), University of
Chicago GSB – finance (2), University of Chicago GSB – economics (2),
University of Chicago history (1), UC Berkeley economics (1), Yale
economics (1), Columbia economics (1), and NYU Stern economics (1).
Submit a single PDF containing your (1) cover letter, describing your
interest in and qualifications for the position, (2) resume, and (3)
unofficial transcript to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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