Globalization Pre-Doctoral Fellows


The Globalization Cluster at Dartmouth College employs up to three highly skilled and motivated Pre-Doctoral Fellows to work for one year on topics in international economics and globalization more broadly. The Globalization Cluster seeks to promote scholarship on the far-reaching repercussions of globalization on world markets, governments, trade, and society. The position may be extended for an additional year pending funding and performance.

The position is ideal for individuals with a strong quantitative background, and an interest and enthusiasm in applying this background to the evaluation and design of better economic policy.

The position is located at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. Dartmouth is home to one of the leading groups of international economists in the world. Across the College and the Tuck School of Business, the group includes: Treb Allen, Andy Bernard, Emily Blanchard, Davin Chor, Teresa Fort, Matthew Grant, Douglas Irwin, Felix Montag, Nina Pavcnik, Matthew Slaughter, Robert Staiger, Meredith Startz, and Yang-Yang Zhou. (See: for information on the broader set of economics faculty based at Dartmouth.)

Pre-doctoral Fellows will have the opportunity to work and interact with Dartmouth faculty studying topics in international economics, while being primarily supervised by Allen, Chor, and/or Zhou. Pre-doctoral fellows are encouraged to participate in weekly internal and external seminars in international economics, as well as attend weekly department-wide seminars. Pre-doctoral fellows will also have the opportunity to enroll in one Dartmouth undergraduate course their first year and, upon successful renewal, up to three their second year free of charge.

This position requires a Bachelor's degree. In addition, the ideal candidate should have 1) a strong mathematical background (including multivariate calculus and linear algebra, with knowledge of higher-level math such as graph theory and differential equations a plus); 2) strong programming skills (including Stata and Matlab, with knowledge of GIS a plus); 3) the ability to work independently; and 4) a long term interest in pursuing a Ph.D. in economics or a related field. Prior research assistant experience is preferred. A demonstrated excellence in academic performance is required.

We are no longer accepting applications for 2024-2025 Pre-Doctoral Fellows.