Postdoctoral Researcher in Economics
University of California, Irvine, School of Social Sciences - Economics
United States

Postdoctoral Researcher


  • School of Social Sciences - Economics



Open date: January 2nd, 2019
Next review date: March 29th, 2019

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: June 28th, 2019

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Program in Corporate Welfare Studies at the University of California Irvine is seeking one or two Postdoctoral Scholars. A Scholar would conduct his or her own research on corporate welfare, broadly defined as the causes and consequences of governmental policies that affect particular firms. The Scholar would also participate in related workshops, and would assist selected students in their research.


Examples of related research supported by the Program include how regulations on airline pilot hours affect airline behavior, how the bailouts of banks deemed too large to fail affect different firms, and the effects of tax incentives on firms’ location decisions. The researcher would spend most of the time conducting his or her own research.


Funding is available for conference presentations. Ph.D. students and undergraduates may be available to support the research.


The initial full-time position will be for one year. The annual pay is $60,000, plus benefits.


More information about the program is at


A successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Economics by the start of the appointment. Background in Industrial Organization, Political Economics, and Econometrics. Knowledge of U.S. political institutions, and U.S. data. Ability to work as part of a team.


Application procedure: 
Completed applications must be submitted electronically through


All candidates are required to submit:
1) Cover letter with a clear statement of research interests 
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) Statement of Contributions on Diversity
4) One research paper 
5) Three reference letters submitted through https//


To receive fullest consideration, applications should be received by March 29, 2019, although the position will be open until filled.


The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.



Irvine, CA



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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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  • 3 letters of reference required



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