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Call for Applications: The Stigler Center Affiliate Fellowship

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The Stigler Center is seeking candidates for its inaugural Affiliate Fellows program.


The George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business designs, discusses, and disseminates ideas and research on political economy, the role of special interests, and the future of capitalism. To that end, the Center supports research on the political, economic, and cultural obstacles to competitive markets, organizes conferences and workshops, hosts fellows and experts to enrich the public debate, and publishes academic papers.

Now, with the aim of supporting the research of up-and-coming academics both in and outside the field of economics, the Stigler Center is seeking candidates for its inaugural Affiliate Fellows program.

This non-resident, 3-year appointment is designed to strengthen and cultivate a multidisciplinary community of scholars worldwide working on political economy, regulatory capture, and competitive markets. Scholars from law, political science, public policy, and other related disciplines are encouraged to apply. 

Fellows will come to Chicago to attend an annual, invite-only, in-person conference aimed at discussing and improving their early research ideas. The goal of this conference will be to bring together academics from different backgrounds to exchange experiences and spur new collaborations that will shape the future of the field of political economy broadly defined. Fellows will also participate in a new online monthly workshop to receive feedback on their work-in-progress articles and will have access to the Stigler Center Working Paper Series and to ProMarket to help disseminate their research.

You can find more details about eligibility requirements and how to apply here.