JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

National Bureau of Economic Research

Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Consumer Financial Management

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111468078
Date Posted: 10/27/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Consumer Financial Management
Section: Other Nonacademic (Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Salaried, Consulting, Etc.)
JEL Classifications:
G -- Financial Economics
H -- Public Economics
Household Finance
Consumer Debt
Portfolio Choice
Full Text of JOE Listing:

NBER’s Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program on Consumer Financial Management, supported by the Institute of Consumer Money Management, is offering two dissertation fellowships for doctoral students in economics and financial economics. Topics may include, but are not limited to, saving and borrowing behavior, asset allocation, retirement saving, homeownership and home equity accumulation, payday loans, credit card debt, other forms of borrowing, financial challenges facing low- and moderate-income households, links between consumer finance and income and wealth inequality, financial literacy, and the impact of regulatory policy on consumer financial decisions.

The fellowship offers a $35,000 stipend for academic year 2022-2023, $5,000 for research support such as travel expenses, and tuition support of up to $8,000 for the academic year. Fellows will be invited to attend the NBER Summer Institute workshop on Household Finance.

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 consumer and household finance.

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