2019-2020 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship on Intersection of Political Economy, Economic History, and Development Economics

photo dellProfessor Melissa Dell (Harvard Economics Department) is seeking a predoctoral fellow for the 2019-2020 academic year. The fellow will be actively involved in research at the intersection of political economy, economic history, and development economics. The fellow will participate in various stages of research, including brainstorming, literature reviews, data search and curation, and analysis. The fellow will also be an active participant in the Harvard University research community. The fellowship includes opportunities to develop a research agenda in related topics, to attend seminars, and to audit a course (with permission of the instructor). The position is ideal training for a recent graduate who is interested in pursuing a PhD in Economics.
Salary is $48,000, plus benefits. Expected start date is during the summer of 2019. In the first instance this is a one-year position, with a possibility for extension conditional on performance, funding, and mutual agreement.

Basic Qualifications The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in economics, computer science, or another quantitative discipline (such as, but not limited to, Physics, Engineering, or Mathematics). A strong foundation in programming is highly desirable. The candidate must be self-directed and thrive on independent problem solving, and must have an interest in research questions related to the political economy of long-run economic development.
Additional Qualifications
Special Instructions Please upload a CV; transcript; one letter of recommendation; and a one-page statement describing your research and programming experience and interests. Candidates who advance to a second round will be invited to complete a programming test and participate in a Skype interview. Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Contact Information Melissa Dell
Contact Email melissadell@fas.harvard.edu
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.

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