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August 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023

University of Texas at Austin

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Population Wellbeing Initiative Postdoctoral Scholar

JOE ID Number: 2022-02_111470406
Date Posted: 10/12/2022
Date Inactive: 01/31/2023
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Population Wellbeing Initiative Postdoctoral Scholar
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Austin, Texas, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
D1 -- Household Behavior and Family Economics
D6 -- Welfare Economics
O4 -- Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity
J1 -- Demographic Economics
H0 -- General
social welfare
social discounting
endogenous growth
aggregate scale effects
long-term depopulation
population ethics
social policy
program and policy evaluation
Salary Range: $100,000-$120,000 and benefits, depending on qualifications and market conditions
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Population Wellbeing Initiative is a network of researchers at the University of Texas at Austin who conduct foundational research in economics, demography, and evaluation of long-term social welfare. Scholars will be hosted by the UT-Austin Population Research Center and Economics Department.

The Postdoctoral Scholar position is self-directed but the Scholar will concentrate a portion of their intellectual energies and independent work on program-related research areas. Examples of program areas include: long-term population growth/decline; fertility decisions; social policy of care work and parenting; growth theory and aggregate scale effects; long-term social discounting; use of social welfare functions or population ethics in public economics and evaluation. Although scholars are free to choose their projects, collaboration is encouraged.

Required: PhD in economics, demography, or related field

Preferred: The ideal candidate will pair this fellowship with a tenure-track position, either by deferring the start date for that position for one to two academic years, or by taking an early-career leave from their home institution.

Further details available from UT-Austin official job posting.

Application Requirements:
  • Letters of Reference
  • Job Market Paper
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
Application deadline: 11/30/2022
  • Application Deadline Has Passed