JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Sloan School of Management
The MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE)
Post-Doctoral Associate

JOE ID Number: 2022-01_111469093
Date Posted: 03/03/2022
Date Inactive: 04/04/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Post-Doctoral Associate
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
JEL Classifications:
G -- Financial Economics
O -- Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
P -- Economic Systems
B -- History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches

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Full Text of JOE Listing:

Post-Doctoral Associate Job Opportunity
MIT Sloan School of Management
Initiative on the Digital Economy

The MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) is hiring Post-Doctoral Associates, starting in July 2022. Supervising faculty will be Professor Sinan Aral. The location is in Cambridge, MA on the campus of MIT. The focus will be broadly on the Metaverse and Web 3.0, and specifically on blockchain, crypto-assets, decentralized currency design, NFTs, decentralized finance (DeFi), and smart contracts. This research agenda focuses on understanding the impact of emerging blockchain and decentralized financial technologies on the digital economy, the drivers of initial and wide-spread adoption, and implications for regulators and digital governance bodies working towards ensuring market integrity and consumer protection. We seek highly motivated post-doctoral researchers with: (1) extensive experience in causal inference, econometrics, experiment design, and statistical modeling; (2) excellent coding skills and expertise in working with large datasets; (3) familiarity with the literatures on economics of digitization, the digital economy, and market design; and (4) interest in blockchain, crypto-assets, and web3. PhD in Management Science or Economics field with the Doctorate conferred prior to start date. Salary is commensurate with experience, with a full benefits package available. To apply, please visit:

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 04/04/2022