Call for Proposals: NBER Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program
on Entrepreneurship

The NBER, with the generous support of the Ewing M. Kauffman Foundation is accepting applications for a one-year post-doctoral fellowship. This fellowship will enable an outstanding early-career economist to visit the NBER’s Cambridge office for one year of intensive research on economic aspects of Entrepreneurship. Applications from researchers who are just completing their PhD, as well as from junior faculty members who may be able to combine this fellowship with an early career leave, are welcome. The subject matter may be any aspect of entrepreneurship, including but not limited to:

* Firm dynamics, including the forces that affect the launch of new businesses, the growth rate of newly-launched companies, and the interaction between firm births and firm deaths in affecting employment, innovation, and GDP

* The behavior of entrepreneurs, the factors that lead individuals to shift from salaried employment to entrepreneurship, the influence of taxes, local market conditions

* Financing entrepreneurs, the role of access to bank debt, angel financiers, and venture capital support

* The links from entrepreneurship to economic growth, the importance of new businesses in contributing to innovation, employment growth, and other measures of economic activity

One fellowship will be awarded for academic year 2018-2019. The fellowship consists of a stipend of $75,000, a reimbursement for health insurance, and an office at the NBER. The Fellow will be expected to spend the academic year at the NBER. Fellowship related activities are expected to represent the fellow’s primary responsibility during the year.

Applicants must have completed their PhD in Economics by June, 2018. NBER strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans. The NBER may be able to sponsor the fellowship recipients for a J-1 visa under its research scholars program. Applicants should submit a CV, 2 letters of recommendation, and a research proposal not to exceed 3 pages double-spaced, and no more than two additional pages of tables, references and graphs, describing the proposed research for the fellowship year, by 11.59pm (EST) on December 3, 2017.

To Apply:

The fellowship recipients will be notified in February, 2018.

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