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Harvard University Post-Doctoral Fellow in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Title Post-Doctoral Fellow

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Economics

Position Description

We are seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow who will work in the field of economic theory and theoretical behavioral economics to conduct rigorous, high-quality research in these areas. As a member of the department and the theory field, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will work on topics in economic theory and cognitive economics.

  • Conducts in-depth high-quality research under the direction of Professor Andrei Shleifer analyzing topics in cognitive economics.

  • Develops research methods to answer academic questions of interest

  • Develops paper and slide material for disseminating research results to various audiences and stakeholders.

  • Develops and implements efficient coding and data handling processes

  • Meets with and briefs relevant external collaborators on research

  • Authors or co-authors publications

  • May work or oversee junior research fellows and graduate students

*Position will be 1-year from the date of appointment, renewable for a second year.

Basic Qualifications

Ph.D. or equivalent combination of education and experience in economics or related field at the time of appointment.

Additional Qualifications


• Able to lead independent research in economic theory

• Ability to work collegially with staff at all levels and in all job profiles

• Interest in or experience with mentoring junior staff


• Initiative

• Confidence and enthusiasm

• Strong technical skills in economic theory

• Results oriented

Special Instructions

Candidates are required to submit a CV, cover letter, research statement, and letters of recommendation from three ladder faculty. The application is complete only when three letters have been submitted.

Submission Deadline: Apply by April 1, 2023.

*Please note there is flexibility in the start date of the position.

Contact Information

Maggie Lopes

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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.

Minimum Number of References Required 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed


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