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Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (Prof. Hendren/ Policy Impacts)

Company: Harvard University FAS Human Resources
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Title Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (Prof. Hendren/ Policy Impacts) School Faculty of Arts and Sciences Department/Area Economics Position Description The pre-doctoral fellow will work directly with Professor Hendren on his Policy Impacts initiative focused on research topics in applied micro-economics and empirical welfare analysis. Topics likely include the welfare analysis of environmental policies and the impact tax enforcement policies. Work will involve detailed and careful coding of the welfare impacts of government policies, analysis and coding of large microdatasets, literature reviews, and advanced meta-analysis methods using Stata and GitHub.The Fellow will work under Professor Hendren. Appointment to begin July 1, 2022, renewable for a second year based on mutual agreement.The pre-doctoral position is intended to provide experiences that will be most beneficial to applicants intending to pursue graduate work in economics. The work will include in-depth exposure to a broad set of literature in economics and experience with advanced empirical and statistical methods. Pre-doctoral fellows are invited to participate in broader activities at Harvard, including seminars and courses, and will be connected to a broader community of pre-doctoral fellows at Harvard and Opportunity Insights. Fellows typically stay for two years before applying to graduate school in Economics.Visa sponsorship can be provided. Basic Qualifications We especially encourage applications from backgrounds under-represented in economics. Applicants should be completing (or have completed) a Bachelor's or Master's degree, have strong quantitative skills, and experience with empirical research methods. Candidates with research experience are strongly preferred, especially those with programming experience in Stata, R, and/or Python. Candidates need not be Economics majors, though they should have a strong interest in and some experience with Economics. Successful candidates have come from a variety of backgrounds (including from undergraduate and graduate programs, industry jobs, and other research assistant positions), and have a range of skill levels and experience with coding. Additional Qualifications Special Instructions Applicants should provide a CV, cover letter, transcript, reference contact information, and writing sample in the application portal. Deadline for full consideration is March 17, 2022. Contact Information Prof. Nathan Hendren Contact Email Equal Opportunity Employer We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law. Minimum Number of References Required 0 Maximum Number of References Allowed 0 Keywords

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