Call for Proposals: NBER Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program
on Innovation Policy

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 Innovation Policy. 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 innovation policy, including but not limited to:

*R&D policy, including intellectual property protection, public and private support for research spending, immigration, tax policy toward R&D, and competition and regulatory policy in high-innovation industries

*Patent issues, including the impact of patent length on R&D investment, the impact of international differences in patent provisions, the tradeoffs between patents and other forms of intellectual property protection, the costs and benefits of patent challenges, the role of courts in enforcing intellectual property rights

*The determinants and impact of innovation, including the effects of education, intellectual property protection, and international competition for R&D-intensive firms

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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