NBER Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in
Disability Policy Research

NBER’s Fellowship Program in Disability Policy Research, supported by the Social Security Administration and NBER enables outstanding early-career economists to visit NBER's Cambridge office for a year of intensive research aimed at deepening our understanding of the health and economic implications of disability policy.    more/less

Applications are being accepted for 2018-2019. Applicants must
•  have completed a PhD before they begin the program
•  be a US Citizen or lawfully admitted for permanent residence
•  address a topic directly relevant to disability policy

NBER strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans.

How to Apply
Please visit Jobs for Economists to upload application materials for this position:

•  CV
•  Job Market Paper
•  Recommendation Letter(s)
•  Research statement on your planned fellowship research (up to 3 pages of text, 2 pages of tables/graphs, 1 page of references).

Deadline: December 3, 2017


  • Major Themes of
    NBER Research on Disability

  • Dimensions of Health & Disability
  • Disability Insurance Spending
  • Enrollment Trends
  • Incidence of Disability Claims
  • Children and SSI
  • Maintaining Employment
  • Workplace Reintegration
  • Financial Incentives in DI
  • DI Replacement Rates
  • Health, Education & Disability
  • DI Program Interactions
  • Program Design & Evaluation
  • International Comparisons
  • Disability and Technology
  • Administrative Issue