Postdoctoral Fellow Position
We are looking to hire a post-doctoral fellow to be part of the Global Capital Allocation Project (GCAP) Lab. The postdoctoral fellow position is based at the Stanford Graduate School of Business under the supervision of Professor Matteo Maggiori. The fellowship begins in the summer or fall of 2024 and is appointed for one year, with an option to renew assuming performance at or above expectations, two years being the strongly preferred term. The position is in person and salary range is $80 - $85K. You can find out more about our work on our research lab’s website: www.globalcapitalallocation.com.
A substantial component of the work focuses on large scale empirical research in international macroeconomics and finance. The Global Capital Allocation Project (GCAP) Lab mixes data, economic theory, and analytics to understand how capital moves around the world with the aim of improving international economic policy. For example, current projects include: (i) mapping how global firms finance themselves through foreign subsidiaries, often shell companies in tax havens; (ii) understanding capital allocation and financial integration in the Eurozone (iii) analyzing China’s rising presence in global financial markets; and (iv) understanding how states around the world are pursuing geoeconomics and economic statecraft. Results from the research are of policy relevance and of interest to general media. The Lab has research and policy collaborations with policy institutions.
The postdoctoral fellow will focus on producing academic research with the GCAP Lab, but the position does allow for independent research by the fellow. The post-doctoral fellow will be dedicated to GCAP Lab and work closely and directly with all members of the lab, including other lab co-directors Matteo Maggiori (Stanford GSB) and Jesse Schreger (Columbia Business School), and the lab research principal Antonio Coppola (Stanford GSB), and co-authors on academic papers, PhD students, and predoctoral fellows. This is a vibrant community with plenty of interaction and the expectation of working collaboratively in smaller groups and then presenting research progress to the broader group.
The fellow is expected to be actively involved in the GCAP Lab intellectual community by participating in meetings, research lunches, and potentially joint projects. The Fellow is also encouraged to integrate with the broader community at Stanford by attending seminars and other research venues.
The primary criterion for acceptance is research excellence in international macroeconomics and finance and a clear interest in contributing to GCAP Lab research. The position requires someone with a strong background in the field, i.e., a PhD in Economics or Finance with a primary focus on international macroeconomics and finance.
For full consideration, please submit application materials by December 15, 2023. Rolling applications will be reviewed up to March 29, 2024. International applicants will be sponsored for J-1 visas. Fellows eligible for OPT are encouraged to use it during the fellowship.
Required materials are:
- A research statement summarizing your research, future research plans, and your interest in the GCAP postdoctoral position.
- A current CV.
- Up to two publications or manuscripts.
- Arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be submitted by the deadline. Up to five are permissible.
Please apply by sending your materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further inquiries about the position can be directed to GSB Postdoc Affairs: email@example.com. Given the high number of applicants, please do not contact the faculty directly.
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