JOE - May 2013

California Institute of Technology
The Humanities and Social Sciences
Postdoctoral Position in Economics at the Social Science Experimental Laboratory
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Position in Economics at the Social Science Experimental Laboratory
Section: 2 -- US: Other Academic (Temporary, Adjunct, Visiting, Part-Time)
Location: Pasadena, CA, USA
JEL Classification: C9 -- Design of Experiments
Deadline Information: Open until position is filled.
Deadline Date: 00/2013

JOE ID Number: 201305_398742

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The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for one Postdoctoral Fellowship at Caltech's Social Science Experimental Laboratory (SSEL) starting Fall 2013, under the direction of Professor Thomas Palfrey, to conduct research on projects related to experimental game theory, experimental political economy, and experimental economics. Ph.D.'s in economics or related fields are preferred. Experience designing and conducting computerized interactive social science laboratory experiments is required. Theoretical modeling skills in one or more of the areas of microeconomics, game theory, and political science are highly desirable, as is familiarity or expertise in the statistical analysis of social scientific data. The SSEL Fellow is expected to collaborate with graduate students in economics and political science, participate and be engaged in the intellectual activities here, such as seminars and outside speaker series. A portion of the SSEL Fellow's time will be allocated to assisting the director, staff, and experimenters at SSEL. Funding is guaranteed for one year, with the possibility of extending the funding to a second year.

Caltech is a great multi-disciplinary research environment with excellent resources for laboratory experimentation, and is at the research forefront of many areas of experimental and behavioral economics, microeconomic theory, and political economy.

Prospective candidates should send a letter of application, a current CV, a 2-3 page statement of research interests, and names of three recommenders by email to: or mailed to: SSEL Postdoctoral Scholar Search, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, MC 228-77, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena CA 91125. Please do not submit papers or letters until they are requested. Application review will begin in April 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

Caltech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.
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