JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

National Bureau of Economic Research

Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Behavioral Macroeconomics

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111468077
Date Posted: 10/26/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Behavioral Macroeconomics
Section: Other Nonacademic (Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Salaried, Consulting, Etc.)
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 Economics
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 2022-2023 and $5,000 for research support such as travel expenses or data. Each fellow is invited to attend the NBER Summer Institute workshop on Behavioral Macroeconomics.

To be eligible for fellowship support, an applicant must be enrolled as a full-time PhD student at a US or Canadian 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, members of groups that have been under-represented in the economics profession, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Application Requirements:
  • Research Proposal
  • CV
  • Letters of Reference
Application deadline: 12/09/2021
Reference Instructions:
One letter of recommendation from the primary dissertation supervisor
  • Application Deadline Has Passed