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Want to learn more about doing economics research?

The Pre-doctoral Research in Economics (PRE) workshop, held June 12-13, 2021, aims to make information about pre-doctoral positions more transparent and widely available, lowering the barriers that keep many promising young scholars from pursuing research careers. It will be hosted by current pre-docs Coly Elhai, Dominic Russel, and Jun Wong and is sponsored by the PREDOC Collaborative and the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences.

  • What: An opportunity to…
    • Learn from employers and current pre-doctoral researchers at institutions like UChicago, Yale, and the Federal Reserve about pre-doc positions in economics and related fields
    • Practice using some of the tools and techniques necessary to succeed in economics and quantitative social science research
    • Develop a deeper understanding of best practices for research reproducibility
    • Get a free six-month Stata license, if needed
  • Who:
    • Current and recent undergraduates who may be interested in pursuing graduate research in economics or related fields
  • When:
    • Saturday, June 12 (noon-5:30 EST) and Sunday, June 13 (noon-4:30 EST)
    • Additional opportunities to meet with professors and current pre-docs conducting research in economics and related fields outside of the workshop
  • Where:
    • Remote

Students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply!

Applicants can submit their application here. Applications are due by May 21 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

Current pre-docs interested in serving as a panelist or workshop mentor can submit an application here. Panelists and mentors will be compensated for their time. Applications are due by May 21 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

Questions? Contact Coly at

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