JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Center for Real Estate
MIT-CRE Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111468766
Date Posted: 12/28/2021
Date Inactive: 01/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: MIT-CRE Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
A -- General Economics and Teaching
R -- Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics
Z -- Other Special Topics
environmental economics
sustainable real estate
urban economics
Salary Range: The salary/stipend will be commensurate with experience and based on levels established by NIH and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Status Update: Position has been filled
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Position Overview
Professor Siqi Zheng (personal website here) is seeking motivated, organized, and curious individuals to work on research that investigates topics in environmental economics, sustainable real estate and urban economics.

The position is full-time with a flexible start date from June 2022 to August 2023, with possibility of extension to August 2024. The position will be based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA) in the MIT Center for Real Estate (see website here). The researcher will also interact frequently with researchers within the MIT Sustainable Urbanization Lab (see website here). Researchers at MIT-CRE and MIT-SUL use a combination of large datasets from social media, real estate market transactions, and field experiments to estimate behavioral responses, market mechanisms and policy implications of sustainable cities and real estate. Some relevant studies in MIT-SUL can be found here: paper 1; paper2; paper 3; paper 4; paper 5; paper 6; paper 7.


Full Description and Application Instructions Here:

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/15/2022
Application Instructions:
Application instructions

Interested candidates should submit the following information to Lindsey Goodwin at, with Subject line: “Your Name - Predoc position at MIT-CRE” by January 15th, 2021:

- Cover letter describing your motivation for undertaking the pre-doc position, experience in programming, prior research experience, relevant coursework and earliest available start date.
- Current curriculum vitae
- Copies of your transcripts (unofficial is fine)
- Sample of code which you have written
- Writing Sample

International applicants are welcome to apply. Visa sponsorship will be considered.

The hiring committee will notify the selected candidates for a virtual interview by February 15th.