An opportunit​y from a PhD student at Harvard

Prof. Sendhil Mullainathan and two Harvard graduate students are looking for a research assistant for two studies located in Chennai, India. The studies are at the intersection of behavioral economics and development economics and the position would provide hands on experience in developing a research question, implementing a study, managing a team of research staff, and gathering and analyzing data. Applicants should be highly motivated, good problem solvers, have an interest in development research, and preferably have research experience. In addition, applicants who can start immediately are strongly preferred, however all applicants should be able to begin work by mid-September at the latest and would need to commit to a minimum of 4 months in Chennai.
If you are interested in learning more about the position or applying please send a brief note explaining your interest and a resume to Frank Schilbach ( and Heather Schofield (
The first project is about the impact of improved nutrition on productivity and decision-making and the second project is about the evolution of preferences in marriages.


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