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.

Mark McGovern is the current PGDA fellow (2011-present).

Mark McGovern completed his PhD in economics at University College Dublin in 2012, 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.

Past PGDA Fellows by date and current position:

Klaus Prettner, 2011-2012, Assistant Professor at the University of Gottingen, Germany
Margaret McConnell, 2009-2011, Assistant Professor of Global Health Economics, Harvard School of Public Health
Sebastian Vollmer, 2009-2011, Assistant Professor of Development Economics, University of Göttingen, Department of Economics and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Global Health, Harvard School of Public Health
Sebastian Linnemayr, 2007-2009, Economist, RAND Corporation
Günther Fink, 2006-2008, Assistant Professor of International Health Economics, Harvard School of Public Health
Jocelyn Finlay, 2006-2008, Research Scientist and Director of the Research Core at the Harvard Center for Population and
Development Studies
Isabel Günther, Assistant Professor of Development Economics, ETH Zürich
Kirsten Smith