Ten Researchers Receive Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2023-24
Ten postdoctoral scholars have been awarded NBER fellowships for the 2023–24 academic year, following widely disseminated calls for applications.
Riley League (left), who received his PhD from Duke University, and Parker Rogers (right), who received his PhD from the University of California, San Diego, will hold postdoctoral fellowships in aging and health economics supported by the National Institute on Aging. League is focusing on the role of administrative burdens in shaping the delivery, cost, and outcomes of health care in the United States. Rogers analyzes how government healthcare regulations affect innovation and the affordability and quality of healthcare products and services.
Ricardo Filipe Duque Gabriel (left), who received his PhD from the University of Bonn, and Patrick Kennedy (right), whose doctorate is from the University of California, Berkeley, will investigate various aspects of long-term fiscal policy. Gabriel studies the political costs of tightening fiscal policy and pursuing austerity measures. Kennedy is focusing on the efficiency and equity implications of major US tax policies. Their fellowships are sponsored by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
Kadeem Noray, who received his PhD from Harvard University, is the holder of the NBER postdoctoral fellowship to support diversity in the economics profession. He studies the extent to which educational institutions and tech firms overlook talented individuals from under-represented groups, and how selection processes can be improved.
Jermaine Toney, who received his PhD from The New School for Social Research, will hold a fellowship in racial and ethnic disparities in economic outcomes that is sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He plans to analyze the impact of historic federal redlining and private racial restrictions in residential communities on the contemporary provision of mortgage credit.
Allison Cole, who received her PhD from the MIT Sloan School of Management, will study how firms make decisions about the design of employer-sponsored retirement plans and how these plans affect the career decisions of workers. Her fellowship, on issues related to the aging US workforce, is supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Adam Steven Harris, who received his PhD from MIT, will study transportation economics, including the role of long-term relationships between shippers and carriers in the US trucking industry. His research fellow position is supported by the US Department of Transportation.
Léa Bou Sleiman, who received her PhD from CREST-École Polytechnique, will hold a fellowship on infrastructure economics supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Her research focuses on the welfare effects of transportation policies that promote efficient infrastructure utilization, such as congestion pricing in urban areas.
Roger Prudon, who received his PhD at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Tinbergen Institute, will examine the impact of inadequate provision of mental health treatment on late-life outcomes such as employment and receipt of disability benefits. The fellowship is sponsored by the NBER Retirement and Disability Research Center, which is in turn supported by the Social Security Administration.