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Harvard University Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Economics (Prof Shleifer) in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Title Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Economics (Prof Shleifer)

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Position Description

Professor Andrei Shleifer is looking to hire a full-time pre-doctoral fellow for the academic year 2023-2024. The pre-doc will be based at Harvard and will closely collaborate on all aspects of research in behavioral economics, including data analysis, surveys, and experiments.

The ideal candidate will have the following background, skills, and experiences:

  • A background in economics or applied math

  • Coding experience in Python, R, Stata or other languages, ideally including experience with NLP or other aspects of ML

  • Interest in behavioral economics

  • Strong project management and communication skills in spoken and written English

  • Prior experience as research assistant, ideally as a full time research assistant

The position is ideally suited for students who would like to improve their research skills to prepare themselves for graduate school.

The start date is Summer 2023.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree by start date

Additional Qualifications

Special Instructions

Applications should include (i) a cover letter that explains motivation and prior experience, (ii)

an informative CV that lists degrees, research experience and software skills, and (iii) names of references with whom a candidate had previously worked as an RA.

The position is fully paid, and a visa can be arranged. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

Contact Information

Prof Andrei Shleifer

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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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