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SIEPR welcomes visitors for 2017-18 academic year

Sep 19 2017
Illustration by Fyza Parviz

The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research will welcome several scholars from top universities during the coming academic year.  Hosting the visitors strengthens SIEPR’s commitment to supporting the brightest economic policy researchers in all stages of their careers.

The visiting researchers — postdoctoral fellows, assistant professors and well-established senior faculty — have the chance to focus more deeply on specific projects while finding new collaborators as part of Stanford’s community of economic policy experts.

Five of the visitors will be in SIEPR’s Young Scholars Program, which is composed of Postdoctoral Fellows who recently earned their PhDs, and Visiting Fellows who are assistant professors.

SIEPR will also host nine Distinguished Visitors throughout the academic year. Some of these scholars from other universities will be in residence for several weeks, while others will be at SIEPR for a few months or nearly a year.

While at SIEPR, all visitors are free from teaching and administrative responsibilities. Housed together at the John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Building, they have many opportunities for intellectual exchanges with SIEPR researchers and faculty from across Stanford.

The experience gives SIEPR visitors an expanded network of collaborators and mentors, generating fresh and innovative research that is important for economic policy.  They become integrated members of the economics community at Stanford by actively participating in seminar series around campus and taking advantage of various workshops to present and provide feedback on research at different stages.

Stanford faculty benefit from the visitors’ varying interests, fresh perspectives, new ideas and approaches to economic scholarship. In turn, SIEPR becomes a conduit for timely policy-relevant research.

All SIEPR visitors are given support to disseminate their research through SIEPR working papers, policy briefs and the popular media. They are also invited to engage with the policy and business communities at events scheduled throughout the year.

This year’s Young Scholars

Natalie Cox, Postdoctoral Fellow. Natalie earned a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley and will join the faculty at Princeton next year. At SIEPR, she will focus on how technology and data are changing insurance and lending markets.

Hannes Malmberg, Postdoctoral Fellow. Hannes has a PhD from Stockholm University and is spending one year at SIEPR before joining the faculty at the University of Minnesota. At SIEPR, he will work on the role of human capital and agriculture on international development.

Mitchell Hoffman, Visiting Fellow. Mitchell is a labor and behavioral economist from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

Felix Tintelnot, Visiting Fellow. Felix is an international economist from the University of Chicago.

Gabriel Zucman, Visiting Fellow. Gabriel is a public economist from the University of California at Berkeley.

This year’s Distinguished Visitors

Ufuk Akcigit, Assistant Professor, University of Chicago

Visit Dates: September–October 2017

David Atkin, Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Visit Dates: September 2017–August 2018

Alexander Gelber, Associate Professor, University of California at Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy

Visit Dates: September 2017–August 2018

Oleg Itskhoki, Professor, Princeton University

Visit Dates: September–December 2017

Emily Oster, Professor, Brown University

Visit Dates: January–March 2018

Ariel Pakes, Professor, Harvard University

Visit Dates: January–February 2018

Emmanuel Saez, Professor, University of California at Berkeley

Visit Dates: September 2017–June 2018

Jesse Shapiro, Professor, Brown University

Visit Dates: January–March 2018

Stefanie Stantcheva, Associate Professor, Harvard University

Visit Dates: September–October 2017

How to apply

Interested tenure-track faculty who are eligible for a full-year sabbatical may apply for the Visiting Fellows program by submitting their statement of interest and supporting material through our online application. Applications for the 2018-19 Visiting Fellows program are due Oct. 1, 2017. Candidates will be notified of their selection by early November.

Graduate students interested in SIEPR’s Postdoctoral Fellow positions may apply through our job posting on Job Openings for Economists. Applications should be submitted by Dec. 1, 2017.

SIEPR selects Distinguished Visitors through nominations from the institute’s Senior Fellows.