PREDOC is a consortium of universities and research institutions whose mission is to foster a talented and diverse population of researchers in the quantitative social sciences, with a particular focus on predoctoral programs in economics departments and business schools.

The ultimate objective of predoctoral programs is to provide faculty with the best possible support for innovative research.  PREDOC believes that the best way to ensure this excellence is to recruit predocs from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, and to create inclusive workplaces where all scholars, at any point in their academic development, will thrive.

The consortium also aims to increase the diversity of the academic pipeline as a whole through this predoctoral focus. With this objective in mind, all consortium  members agree to work together to expand their engagement with diverse populations to increase and diversify the pool of predoctoral candidates, including potential visits to Minority-Serving and Historically Black Colleges and Universities to inform students of these opportunities.

Strategic Committee Members


Ray Reagans

Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Management and Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, MIT Sloan

Ray Reagans

Current List of Members