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Center for Political Economy
Postdoctoral Research Scholars - Work and Labor & Firms and Antitrust

JOE ID Number: 2023-01_111471561
Date Posted: 02/21/2023
Date Inactive: 03/18/2023
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Research Scholars - Work and Labor & Firms and Antitrust
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: New York, New York, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: P4 -- Other Economic Systems
Salary Range: $64,000 - $84,000 annually
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Columbia Center for Political Economy is seeking two Postdoctoral Research Scholars to be embedded in our “Work and Labor” and “Firms and Antitrust” idea labs.

These labs are interdisciplinary and collaborative spaces and we seek applicants with a PhD, JD, JSD, or equivalent from across the social sciences, history, and law. These are one-year positions (one additional year may be possible) with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023. Please submit materials to no later than March 17, 2023 at 5:00PM EST.

The “Firms and Antitrust Idea Lab” explores problems of antimonopoly, antitrust, and the structures of firms. Topics may include competition, cooperation, collusion, mergers, and rival exclusion, pushing prices below market for supplies, trading access for data, and more.

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The “Work and Labor Idea Lab” explores the forces, institutions, and ideas that shape and regulate work and labor markets. Projects may focus on the modes of collective action by workers, interactions among workers, employers, markets, and the larger society, and the future of labor movements at home and abroad, with an emphasis on how movements both address and are shaped by technological and other transformations.

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Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 03/17/2023
Application Instructions:
All application materials must be received no later than March 17, 2023 at 5:00PM EST. Award announcements will be made in late March 2023, with an anticipated state date of July 1, 2023.

Interested applicants should apply and submit the following materials to

1. Cover Letter describing your interest and relevant experience;
2. Curriculum Vitae;
3. Writing sample consisting of a single journal article, essay, or book chapter (published or
4. A summary of the research plan for which the position is sought (limited to 350 words);
5. A detailed research plan (up to five pages, single-spaced) for the position stating specific goals to
be accomplished during the period it will be held; and,
6. Contact information for three references familiar with your work (including your doctoral