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August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

University of Texas at Austin

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Population Wellbeing Initiative
Population Research Center and Economics Department
Population Wellbeing Initiative Postdoctoral Scholar

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111467394
Date Posted: 09/16/2021
Date Inactive: 01/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Population Wellbeing Initiative Postdoctoral Scholar
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Austin, Texas, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
J1 -- Demographic Economics
I3 -- Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
O4 -- Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity
H0 -- General
D6 -- Welfare Economics
D1 -- Household Behavior and Family Economics
social welfare
social discounting
long-term population growth
macroeconomic growth
long-term depopulation
population ethics
social policy
program and policy evaluation
Salary Range: $100,000 - $115,000 and benefits, depending on qualifications and market conditions
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Population Wellbeing Initiative is a network of researchers at the University of Texas at Austin who conduct foundational research in economics, demography, and evaluation for long-term social welfare. Scholars will be hosted by the UT-Austin Population Research Center and Economics Department.

The Postdoctoral Scholar position is self-directed but the Scholar will concentrate a portion of their intellectual energies and independent work on program-related research areas. Applicants should welcome the challenge of building this field. Although scholars are free to choose their projects, collaboration is encouraged.

Candidates should have an interest in expanding their research portfolio into our program areas, in parallel with their existing research. Examples of program areas include: fertility; long-term population growth; long-term social discounting; use of social welfare functions or population ethics in public economics and evaluation; long-term depopulation; social policy of care work and parenting; endogenous growth; policy in low-fertility populations.

Required: PhD in economics, demography, or related field

Preferred: The ideal candidate will pair this fellowship with a tenure-track position, either by deferring the start date for that position for one to two academic years, or by taking an early-career leave from their home institution.

Further details available from UT-Austin official job posting.

Application Requirements:
  • Letters of Reference
  • Research Papers
  • Job Market Paper
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
Application deadline: 11/30/2021
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