Two Announcements for PhD students
Free online short course + Share your job market paper
Regular programming will be back next week or so; today’s post is two quick announcements that may be of interest to readers working on or completing PhDs.
#1. The Economics of Ideas, Science, and Innovation PhD Short Course
This spring, the Institute for Progress is once again organizing a free online PhD short course on the Economics of Ideas, Science, and Innovation. We did this last year and it went really well. This year we have expanded our roster of fantastic lecturers: Pierre Azoulay, Janet Freilich, Ina Ganguli, Ben Jones, Chad Jones, Kyle Myers, John Van Reenen, Caleb Watney, Heidi Williams, and me.
The course consists of weekly assigned reading groups, a group slack, 10 two-hour zoom lectures, and an option to attend small group meetings with an instructor. The live zoom lectures will be held from 1:30-3:30pm ET on Tuesdays starting end of January.
The course is meant to cover the same kind of material that would be covered in a second-year economics PhD field course, and so our target audience for this course is students who have completed at least one year of a PhD in a related field.1 While the course is free, you’ll need to do a little bit of work to apply and signal interest. The application deadline in January 9. Learn more and apply here!
#2. Share Your Innovation Job Market Paper
If you are a PhD (or recent PhD) who is going on the job market this year, I would like to invite you to send me the title, abstract, and link to your job market paper, if it is related to the social science of innovation and science.2 Basically the kind of thing that would be interesting to readers of New Things Under the Sun. Next week, I’ll bundle all the responses together and send out a special post with all of the new innovation job market papers. NewThings has more than 14,000 readers now, so it’s a good way to get your work in front of a lot of readers interested in these topics!
If you would like to participate, please email email@example.com with the subject line “JMP post:” and then the title of your paper. In the body of the email, please include your paper title, your name (+ the names of any coauthors), an abstract, and a link to where people can read the paper. If you want to be in the JMP post, please email me your details by end of day on December 5.
Lastly, please share this invitation widely to anyone you think might be interested. There is no need to be a subscriber to New Things Under the Sun to submit.
P.S. As always, if you want to chat about this or innovation in general, let’s grab a virtual coffee. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll put something in the calendar.
If this isn’t you, note that we will make slides publicly available. However, because we want the zoom meetings to be interactive discussion with students, we don’t plan on releasing recordings of them. But we are exploring ways to make this material available in other ways.
If you are going on the market and have innovation-related work you want to share, but it isn’t your job market paper, feel free to send it anyway.