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2021 PRE Workshop

The Predoctoral Research in Economics (PRE) Workshop is an exciting opportunity for individuals interested in pursuing research in Economics and related fields.

Hosted by current pre-docs Coly Elhai, Dominic Russel, and Jun Wong and sponsored by PREDOC and the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences.


Day 1

PREDOC presentation on beginning a research career

Faculty panel

Stata exercise, part 1

Session on transparency in research


Day 2

Panel with current pre-docs

Session on quantitative standards

Stata exercise, part 2

Session on pre-analysis plans and accessibility of research proposals


2021 PRE Workshop

This workshop aims to make information about pre-doctoral positions more transparent and widely available, lowering the barriers that may keep many promising early-career scholars from pursuing research careers. Ultimately, we hope to contribute to a more talented, diverse, and inclusive population of economists and quantitative social scientists.


Students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply!

Our program includes panels and training sessions led by current pre-doctoral researchers. The program also features professors and researchers from institutions like UChicago, Yale, the Federal Reserve Board and more, who will speak about pre-doctoral opportunities and the hiring process for these roles. Moreover, we are awarding 6-month Stata licenses on a need-basis to participants. The workshop will be hosted remotely from Saturday, June 12 to Sunday, June 13. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to schedule office hours with current pre-doctoral researchers and professors outside the workshop.

Applicants can submit an application here. Applications are due by May 21 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

Current pre-docs interested in serving as a panelist or workshop mentor can submit an application here. Panelists and mentors will be compensated for their time. Applications are due by May 21 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.