Postdoctoral Fellowship

In conjunction with participating departments, the Political Economy Project sponsors a fellowship--for one year, with possible extension to a second year--for recent PhDs.

Check back on our website for more information about forthcoming opportunities.

About the Fellowship

Fellows spend the majority of their time on independent research. They generally teach two courses per year in their host department, at least one of which will be directly related to the mission of the Political Economy Project. The courses are taught in separate terms, and range from introductory to advanced levels. Fellows hold an appointment as a lecturer in their host department and as a postdoctoral fellow in PEP, and are in-residence for the Fall, Winter, and Spring terms.

Current Postdoctoral Fellow: Cory Smith (MIT)

Cory was born in Chicago, IL and received his economics PhD from MIT in May, 2020. His research interests include development, economic history, and political economy, particularly the long-run implications of land use. Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, Cory is quarantining with his wife in Lahore, Pakistan during the fall quarter.

Past Postdoctoral Fellows


Daniel Putnam, Sarah Scaife Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy

  • 2019-20
  • 2018-19

Trevor Latimer, Postdoctoral Fellow in Government

  • 2018-19
  • 2017-18
  • 2016-17

Ira Lindsay, Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy

  • 2015-16
  • 2014-15