The Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC) invites applications for full time EPIC Pre-Doctoral Fellowships for academic year 2015-2016!

The Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC) is an interdisciplinary research and training center at the University of Chicago that aims to become the world’s think-and-do tank for energy policy. With this in mind, the center’s research focuses on finding ways to meet the world’s energy needs, while limiting environmental and social damages. Previous results from these projects have been influential with policymakers worldwide and featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and other leading publications.

EPIC Pre-Doctoral Fellows will report to Michael Greenstone, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and the Director of EPIC. The fellowship will include a variety of tasks such as data analysis, writing and creating presentations and editing research papers. The research projects typically involve the analysis of data from the United States, India, China, and other countries utilizing quasi-experimental and experimental methods. In addition to working closely with faculty as research assistants, EPIC Pre-Doctoral Fellows typically attend classes and seminars at EPIC, The University of Chicago and affiliate institutions.

EPIC’s Pre-Doctoral Fellowship serves as a bridge between college and graduate school for students interested in economics. People in this or similar positions have gone to Economics Ph.D. programs at Harvard, MIT, University of Chicago, University of California, Berkeley and similar schools upon completion of this program.

Applicants must have completed a Bachelors or Master’s degree by June 2015 and have strong quantitative and programming skills. Candidates with research experience are strongly preferred, especially those with experience in Stata, SAS, or Matlab. Candidates should have a strong interest and some experience with Economics. The ideal candidate would begin on June 1, 2015 and work for EPIC for one or two years before applying to graduate school in Economics or another quantitative social science. EPIC offers competitive salary and employee benefits.

To apply, please send your resume, transcript and a writing sample to We intend to announce the 2015-16 EPIC Pre-Doctoral Fellows by March 15, 2015.