Pre-doctoral fellows

Raj Chetty (Harvard), John Friedman (Brown), and Nathaniel Hendren (Harvard) are looking to hire several students to work with our research group, Opportunity Insights. We are writing to seek your help in identifying candidates for this program.

The position is two years long and ideally begins around July 1st, 2021. The fellowship is based at Cambridge, MA. It will include a variety of tasks that provide preparation for graduate school, such as analyzing data, developing statistical models, creating presentations, and editing research papers. In addition to working with faculty as research assistants, the pre-doctoral fellows frequently co-author papers with other students or faculty members. Most previous fellows have gone on to top Ph.D. programs in economics or related fields. 

Having a diverse and inclusive team is critical both for the quality of our work and for our commitment to advancing equity of opportunities, so we strongly encourage applications from those historically under-represented in economics (Black, Indigenous, Latinx, women, LGBTQ, first-generation, and low-income students, among others).

Further details and application instructions are available in the attached document or this website. We will also be hosting an information zoom session to answer any questions potential candidates might have about either the position or Opportunity Insights on Oct. 1, 2020 at 11:00 am EST. Please register here for the info session. All questions can also be sent to

We would be very grateful if you could forward this message to any of your students or others who might be interested and post the attached application call on any job boards you maintain. Our first-round application deadline is October 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm EST.

Opportunity Insights
Job Location: 
Cambridge, MA
Job Application Deadline: 
Friday, October 16, 2020
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