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National Bureau of Economic Research

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Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Macroeconomics

JOE ID Number: 2019-02_111463968
Date Posted: 10/22/2019
Date Inactive: 12/10/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Macroeconomics
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
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 offering 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 also acceptable.

Each fellowship offers a $36,000 stipend for academic year 2020-2021, $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 2021-2022 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, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Application Requirements:
  • CV
  • Letters of Reference
  • Research proposal (no more than three pages of text and one supplemental page of tables or graphs, describing the proposed research for the fellowship year)
Application deadline: 12/09/2019
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