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Post-Doctoral Fellows

Qualified applicants are sought for two year post-doctoral fellowships in Population Economics. The successful post-doctoral fellows will continue his/her training through a two-year fellowship at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. They will work directly on projects with faculty members and will also be expected to develop their own research. Fellows usually undertake some field work in developing countries.

PGDA welcomes Mark McGovern as the PGDA fellow for the academic year 2011-2012.

Mark McGovern is completing his Ph.D. in economics at University College Dublin, and is also involved in the Irish component of the SHARE study at the Geary Institute. His research mainly deals with the lasting impact of childhood health and how initial conditions can affect outcomes throughout the life cycle. His previous work focused on the long-run effects of a series of interventions which dramatically improved the public health of the Irish population in the 1940s. With his October arrival at the HCPDS in the Program on the Global Demography of Aging, McGovern plans to investigate how health behaviors can be influenced by early life conditions, with particular reference to the social determinants of hypertension.

2010-2011 PGDA Fellows:
Margaret McConnell
Sebastian Vollmer

Past PGDA Fellows:
Sebastian Linnemayr
Günther Fink
Jocelyn Finlay
Isabel Günther
Kirsten Smith




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