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National Bureau of Economic Research

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Postdoctoral Fellow, Disability Policy Research

JOE ID Number: 2017-02_111459011
Date Posted: 10/18/2017
Date Inactive: 12/04/2017
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow, Disability Policy Research
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
I3 -- Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
J1 -- Demographic Economics
Health Economics
Disability Policy
Social Insurance
Salary Range: $75,000
Full Text of JOE Listing:

NBER’s Fellowship Program in Disability Policy Research, supported by the Social Security Administration and NBER (, enables outstanding early-career economists to visit NBER’s Cambridge office for a year of intensive research aimed at deepening our understanding of the health and economic implications of disability policy.

Applications from researchers who are just completing their PhDs, as well as from junior faculty members who may be able to combine this fellowship with an early career leave, are welcome. Fellows will be selected based on reviewers’ assessment of the relevance of their proposed research and potential to make an important contribution to our understanding of disability policy.

The fellowship offers a 12-month stipend of $75,000, reimbursement for health insurance, limited research expenses, and an office at the NBER’s Cambridge headquarters. The fellowship stipend provides federal funding for 100% effort during the year, and fellows are expected to spend the 2018-19 academic year at the NBER. A working paper on the proposed topic is due by September 2019.

Applicants must have completed their PhD before they begin the program and must be US Citizens or lawfully admitted for permanent residence. NBER strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans.

Application Requirements:
  • Research Proposal
  • CV
  • Job Market Paper
  • Letters of Reference
Application deadline: 12/03/2017
  • Application Deadline Has Passed