GC's Stone Center Launches New Postdoctoral Scholars Program on Socio-Economic Inequality

The Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality at The Graduate Center announced a new postdoctoral program that will support two scholars beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year and two beginning in the 2020-2021 year.
The program will enable postdoctoral scholars, or postdocs, to spend two years producing empirical research on topics such as earnings, income, and wealth inequality. One position is reserved for a scholar whose research focuses on high-end wealth. For a second position, the Stone Center will give priority to applicants whose work investigates aspects of wealth at any point of the wealth/income distribution. The remaining positions will be awarded to scholars researching other areas of inequality.
“With substantial intellectual and professional support and mentoring, our postdocs will contribute to the growing national and international conversation on economic inequality — and to feasible strategies, both public and private, aimed at furthering fair, effective, and efficient policy and institutional reforms,” said Professor Janet C. Gornick (Political Science, Sociology), director of the Stone Center.
The Stone Center is the home of the U.S. office of LIS (formerly the Luxembourg Income Study Center), the renowned cross-national income and wealth data archive. The postdocs will join a team with deep experience using the data, and will work closely with the center’s six core faculty members: professor Gornick, Leslie McCall, Paul Krugman, Branko Milanovic, Salvatore Morelli, and Miles Corak
Each postdoc will receive an annual salary, benefits including health insurance, funding to hire Graduate Center students as research assistants, and additional support to help offset the costs of hardware and software, books and journals, and travel. The new program is funded by a philanthropic gift of $1.2 million from The James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation.
A key feature of the program is the option for a clinical placement in the second year. Placements will be available in applied policy settings such as congressional offices, nonprofit research institutions, and policy think tanks.
Postdocs will divide their time between their own research projects, collaborations with senior scholars associated with the center, and contributions to public learning through lectures, writing, and other outreach to diverse audiences and scholars in the field. 
To apply to the postdoctoral position focused on high-end wealth​, see here. ​To apply to the position focused on other areas of socio-economic inequality, see here
Applications for fall 2019 are due by January 15.

Submitted on: NOV 26, 2018

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