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University of Pennsylvania

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Wharton School
Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center
Postdoctoral Researcher

JOE ID Number: 2017-02_111458280
Date Posted: 09/15/2017
Date Inactive: 01/31/2018
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
Q5 -- Environmental Economics
D8 -- Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty
D9 -- Micro-Based Behavioral Economics
G2 -- Financial Institutions and Services
Natural Hazards
Man-made Risks
Climate Change Adaptation
Risk Analysis
Insurance Markets
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Center for Risk Management and Decision Processes at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for one or two postdoctoral research positions. The Center seeks applicants with expertise in economic analysis of natural hazards, man-made risks, climate change adaptation, and building resilience of households and communities to extreme events. We seek applicants with background in empirical economics, risk analysis, insurance markets, and/or decision-making.

Postdoctoral fellows must have received their PhD in the last two years (expected completion by the summer of 2018 is acceptable). Appointments are for two years, subject to a year 1 review. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to spend part of their time on Center projects under the direction of Center director(s) and part of their time on their own research.

For three decades, the Risk Center has been at the forefront of basic and applied research to promote effective corporate and public policies for low probability events with potentially catastrophic consequences. The Center supports and undertakes field and experimental studies of risk and uncertainty to better understand the linkage between descriptive and prescriptive approaches under various regulatory and market conditions. For more information, visit

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 12/15/2017
Application Instructions:
Please email your C.V., 1 or 2 representative publications or working papers and 2 letters of recommendation to Maria Puciata ( Applicants must have a Ph.D. (expected completion by the summer of 2018 is acceptable) from an accredited institution. Incomplete applications will not be considered. We plan to undertake first-round interviews at the ASSA meetings in early January. For full consideration, please submit all materials by December 15, 2017.

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minority candidates, veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.