JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2015 - July 31, 2015

California Institute of Technology

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Humanities and Social Sciences
Postdoctoral Position in Economics

JOE ID Number: 2015-01_111453121
Date Posted: 06/22/2015
Date Inactive: 07/31/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Position in Economics
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: O -- Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Resnick Sustainability Institute at the California Institute of Technology invite applications for one Postdoctoral instructorship in the social sciences at Caltech, starting Fall 2015, under the direction of Professor John Ledyard. The scholar will teach one undergraduate course in the economics of sustainability and conduct research on problems related to the design of new economic and political organizations and policies that will provide the incentives and information necessary to the adoption of transformative discoveries in the science and technology of sustainability. PhD's in economics or related fields are preferred. Theoretical modeling skills in one or more of the areas of microeconomics, game theory, and political science are highly desirable. Our preference is for candidates skilled in the area of mechanism design and who will work in renewable resources problems, but all highly qualified scholars will be considered. Funding is guaranteed for one year, with the possibility of extending the funding to a second year. Caltech is a great multi-disciplinary research environment with excellent resources for laboratory experimentation, and is at the research forefront of many areas of experimental and behavioral economics, microeconomic theory, and political economy.

Caltech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Reference Instructions:
send names of three recommenders by email
Application Instructions:
Prospective candidates should send a letter of application, a current CV, a 2-3 page statement of research interests, and names of three recommenders by email to: or mailed to: SS-RSI Postdoctoral instructor Search, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, MC 228-77, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena CA 91125. Please do not submit papers or letters until they are requested. Application review will begin May 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.