Harvard Pre-Doc Fellowship – Starting June 2022

Economics professors David Laibson (Harvard University), James Choi (Yale University), and John Beshears (Harvard Business School) are hiring a full-time pre-doctoral fellow to begin work in mid-June 2022. This position will last until mid-July 2023, with a potential second year renewal, and will involve work on theoretical and empirical research related to behavioral economics, decision making, savings, and health behaviors. The research uses field data, experimental data, and field experiments.

Salary is $58,500 annually, plus benefits. Expected start date is mid-June 2022. Visa sponsorship is available.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Performing statistical analyses on large databases
  2. Designing and running experiments
  3. Programming simulations of theoretical models
  4. Proving theoretical results


  1. Bachelor’s degree by start date (required)
  2. Strong programming and quantitative skills, including coursework in multivariable calculus, matrix algebra, probability, and statistics (required)
  3. Previous experience estimating econometric models (strongly preferred)
  4. Interest in applying to a quantitative PhD program and pursuing an academic career (strongly preferred).

Application Process:

  1. Submit a single PDF containing your (1) cover letter, describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, (2) resume, and (3) unofficial transcript to: bclm.econ@gmail.com<mailto:bclm.econ@gmail.com>. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.
  2. Qualified applicants will be invited to complete a data analysis task to demonstrate quantitative and programming proficiency.
  3. Highly qualified applicants will be invited to interview with our team and provide up to 3 references.

For more details, please visit: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10596

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