The Cato Institute is seeking applications for a Visiting Fellow position in economics and related social sciences located in DC. Ideal candidates include individuals who would traditionally seek postdoctoral or tenure-track employment at major universities, as well as more senior candidates on leave or sabbatical from academic appointments.
The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization—a think tank—dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of policy issues.
Founded in 1977, Cato owes its name to Cato’s Letters, a series of essays published in 18th- century England that presented a vision of society free from excessive government power. Those essays inspired the architects of the American Revolution. And the simple, timeless principles of that revolution — individual liberty, limited government, and free markets – turn out to be even more powerful in today’s world of global markets and unprecedented access to information than Jefferson or Madison could have imagined. Social and economic freedom is not just the best policy for a free people, it is the indispensable framework for the future. Cato Institute is an EOE.
- Produce policy analyses
- Write blog posts and op-eds
- Interact with the media
Candidate must hold a doctoral degree, or be ABD, in economics or related fields. Ideal candidates include individuals who would traditionally seek postdoctoral or tenure-track employment at major universities, as well as more senior candidates on leave or sabbatical from academic appointments.
Compensation will be based on experience and be competitive with major academic institutions. Fellowships can last a semester, academic year, calendar year, or summer.
Qualified applicants should send resumes to:
Jeffrey Miron, Director of Economic Studies
jmiron [at] cato.org