Current Openings

MIT Sloan School of Management’s Work and Organizations research associate

Prof. Nathan Wilmers is seeking a full-time Predoctoral Technical Associate to coordinate
and conduct sociological research on rising wage inequality. This position will be housed in the
MIT Sloan School of Management’s Work and Organizations group. The research associate will
support a research agenda investigating the effects of organizational change, work restructuring,
and market power on economic inequality. The position is for one year, beginning July 15, 2018,
with the possibility of a second year extension.... Read more about MIT Sloan School of Management’s Work and Organizations research associate

A game-theoretic explanation for the quirks of altruism: testing and using the theory

Faculty Member: Daniel Gilbert/Bethany Burum

 

Why do people give when asked, but actively avoid situations in which they will be asked? Choose to remain ignorant of information that would allow them to better help others? Pay relatively little attention to how much good they do with their giving? This experimental research program uses lab experiments to test a game theoretic explanation for why we give and why our giving has so many puzzling features. We also seek to demonstrate the ways that the emotions and ideologies that...

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High-Impact Research in Decision Science

Faculty Member: Jennifer S. Lerner

Dr. Jennifer S. Lerner is a Professor of Public Policy and Management at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Co-founder of the Harvard Decision Science Laboratory. Drawing insights from psychology, economics, and neuroscience, her research examines human judgment and decision making. As an undergraduate research assistant, you would work with Dr. Lerner and her team on a variety of projects relevant to economics, finance, public health, and national security.... Read more about High-Impact Research in Decision Science