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NBERs Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Behavioral Macroeconomics

JOE ID Number: 2019-01_111462643
Date Posted: 05/01/2019
Date Inactive: 05/17/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: NBERs Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Behavioral Macroeconomics
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
E -- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
F -- International Economics
G -- Financial Economics
H -- Public Economics
N -- Economic History
O -- Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
Behavioral Macroeconomics
Experimental Economics
Innovation Economics
International Economics
Public Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

NBER’s Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Behavioral Macroeconomics, supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, is sponsoring two dissertation fellowships for doctoral students in economics. Topics may include i) aggregate implications of limited capacity of household, firms, and policymakers to collect and process information; ii) decision making when agents have potentially mis-specified models or incomplete information sets; iii) formation of expectations; iv) optimal policy design (fiscal policy, monetary policy, communication policy); and v) interaction of economic agents with different levels of knowledge or sophistication. Other topics emphasizing aggregate implications of behavioral economics are accepted too.

Each fellowship offers a $36,000 stipend for academic year 2019-2020, $5,000 for research support such as travel expenses, and tuition up to $13,000 for the academic year. Fellows are invited to attend the NBER Summer Institute workshop on Behavioral Macroeconomics. Renewal for 2020-2021 is possible.

To be eligible for fellowship support, an applicant must be enrolled as a full-time Ph.D. student at a U.S. or Canadian college or university. Fellows will be selected based on the panel’s assessment of their potential to make an important contribution to key questions in behavioral macroeconomics.

NBER strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans.

Application Requirements:
  • Research Proposal
  • Letters of Reference
  • CV
Application deadline: 05/19/2019
  • Application Deadline Has Passed