JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

National Bureau of Economic Research

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Post-Doctoral Fellow, Retirement and Disability Policy Research

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111467351
Date Posted: 09/10/2021
Date Inactive: 12/10/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Retirement and Disability Policy Research
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
H -- Public Economics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
Social Security
Social Insurance
Full Text of JOE Listing:

NBER’s Fellowship Program in Retirement and 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 on the health, labor, behavioral, and other economic or policy aspects of retirement and disability.

Applications from researchers just completing their PhDs, and from junior faculty members who may combine this fellowship with early-career leave, are welcome. Selection is based on the relevance of the proposed research and potential to make an important policy-relevant contribution to understanding retirement and/or disability.

The fellowship offers a 12-month stipend of $80,000 plus reimbursement for health insurance, limited research expenses, and an office at NBER’s Cambridge headquarters. The stipend provides federal funding for 100% effort; fellows are expected to spend the 2022-23 academic year at the NBER. A working paper on the funded topic is due by 9/2023.

Applicants must have completed their PhD before beginning the program. NBER strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans. NBER may be able to sponsor the fellowship recipient for a J-1 visa under its research scholars program.

Applications that are not marked “Complete” by the deadline will not be considered.

Application Requirements:
  • Brief Research Proposal
  • Letters of Reference
  • Question and Answer
  • Job Market Paper
  • CV
Application deadline: 12/09/2021
Reference Instructions:
Candidates who are just completing their PhD must submit 3 Letters of Reference.
Junior faculty must submit at least 1.
  • Application Deadline Has Passed