2020 Association for Comparative Economic Studies Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Deadline: April 15, 2020.

The Association for Comparative Economic Studies (ACES) is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for its first Pre-Doctoral Fellowship to be awarded in the academic year 2020-2021.  The fellowship was created to encourage research on comparative economics and to recognize the fundamental contributions of Gerard Roland to the field. 

Fellowship recipients are expected to pursue academic research that is primarily related to:

i) development/transition economics

ii) comparative institutions

iii) political economy

iv) economics of culture. Other topics emphasizing theory, methods or implications of comparative economics are accepted too.


1. To be eligible for fellowship support, an applicant must be enrolled as a full-time Ph.D. student at an accredited college or university, and must have advanced to dissertation candidacy status by the start of the fellowship period.

2. The ACES strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans.  Applications will be reviewed by a selection panel consisting of Yuriy Gorodnichenko (University of California, Berkeley; chair), Elizabeth Brainerd (Brandeis University), Georgy Egorov (Northwestern University), Scott Rozelle (Stanford University) and Noam Yuchtman (London School of Economics).

3. Students working in related fields are encouraged to apply.


One fellowship will be awarded for the academic year 2020-2021. The fellowship will provide a stipend of $35,000 and, $5,000 to support the costs of data acquisition and travel to research meetings, and will cover the fellow’s tuition at his or her home institution, up to a limit of $14,000 for the academic year. Fellows may choose to reduce their stipend to fund a larger data purchase or other research support. 


All materials must be received by April 15, 2020.  For more information, and for application instructions, please visit the ACES website: https://www.acesecon.org/education-and-financial-support.



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