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Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)

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J-PAL Post-Doctoral Associate, Governance Initiative

JOE ID Number: 2020-02_111466009
Date Posted: 11/12/2020
Date Inactive: 12/02/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: J-PAL Post-Doctoral Associate, Governance Initiative
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
JEL Classifications:
O0 -- General
O1 -- Economic Development
Development Economics
Randomized Controlled Trials
Political Economy
Governance Initiative

Status Update: No longer accepting applications
Full Text of JOE Listing:

J-PAL Global’s Governance Initiative (GI) (co-chaired by Frederico Finan and Rohini Pande) invite applications for a Post-Doctoral fellowship in the Political Economy of Development. The position is for two years and will start summer/fall 2021. The fellow will pursue policy-relevant research on topics in political economy and also support GI activities. Responsibilities include working with the co-chairs on a review piece on current trends in the political economy of development, such as democratic backsliding and the role of social media in affecting political behavior. The fellow will also help coordinate GI outreach activities, including conferences and webinars.

The position will be based for the first year at the University of California, Berkeley and for the second year at Yale University.

The position offers the opportunity to join a research partnership with a strong track record of high-quality publication and policy impact; is likely to lead to several co-authored papers; and is designed to help the selected candidate launch a successful academic career with a strong research pipeline.

A full job description can be found on our website:

Application Requirements:
  • Letters of Reference
  • Job Market Paper
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
Application deadline: 12/01/2020
Reference Instructions:
Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit at least three reference letters.
  • Application Deadline Has Passed