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Harvard University Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Development Economics (Prof Breza) in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Title Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Development Economics (Prof Breza)

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Economics

Position Description

Professor Breza is looking for a pre-doctoral researcher who can begin during summer 2023. The position is for one year with the possibility of extending for a second year. The work will involve a portfolio of projects pertaining to social and economic networks in India, with applications to health, finance, local governance and labor markets.

The pre-doctoral researcher will likely gain exposure to a range of methods such as network measurement and estimation using aggregated relational data, quasi-experimental methods, randomized experiments, structural methods, and designing empirical tests using theoretical models. The position will likely require some international travel (probably India).

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree by start date.

Additional Qualifications

  1. A strong background in a related quantitative discipline (e.g., economics, statistics, applied math, computer science).

  2. Programming experience (R preferred).

  3. Econometrics coursework (or equivalent) and experience working with data.

  4. A longer-run interest in pursuing independent economics research.

  5. Coursework on networks a plus (not required).

  6. The ability to speak Indian languages (Hindi, Kannada, or Bengali) and/or an interest in South Asia a plus, (not required).

    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) two references are required.

Contact Information

Professor Emily Breza

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 2

Maximum Number of References Allowed 3


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