PhDs on the job market


The Harvard Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality & Social Policy, established in 1998 as a National Science Foundation initiative, brings together Harvard PhD students across the social sciences and policy disciplines. 

The program's PhD Scholars fulfill all academic requirements of their home discipline, while also undertaking a complementary multidisciplinary program of study and research on issues of inequality and social policy.

Sarah James

Sarah Elizabeth James

PhD candidate in Government and Social Policy (May 2021)
Inequality and Social Policy PhD Scholar

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Arleen Carlson & Edna Nelson Graduate Fellow

Fields: American Politics, state and local politics, public policy, racial and ethnic politics, inequality

Dissertation: When is Hindsight 20/20? The politics of acknowledging and addressing failed policies

Committee: Theda Skocpol (Chair), Dan Carpenter, Jennifer Hochschild

Daniel Prinz

Daniel Prinz

PhD candidate in Health Policy and Economics (May 2021)
James M. and Cathleen D. Stone PhD Scholar

Fields: Health Economics, Public Economics, Labor Economics

Job market paper: Employer Responsibility in Disability Insurance

Committee: Nicole Maestas (chair), David Cutler, and Tim Layton

Ethan Raker

Ethan Raker

PhD candidate in Sociology (May 2021)
Malcolm Hewitt Wiener PhD Scholar

Fields: Inequality, Health, Neighborhoods, Environment, Disasters, and Social Demography

Dissertation: Climate Change and Inequality in the U.S.: Sociological Analyses of "Big Data"

Committee: Mary C. Waters (Chair), Jason Beckfield, Joscha Legewie, and James R. Elliott

Anna Stansbury

Anna Stansbury

PhD candidate in Economics (May 2021)
James M. and Cathleen D. Stone PhD Scholar

Fields: Labor economics (primary), Macroeconomics (secondary)

Job Market Paper: Employer Concentration and Outside Options

Dissertation: Essays on Power in Labor Markets

Committee: Lawrence Summers, Lawrence Katz, Claudia Goldin, Karen Dynan, Gabriel Chodorow-Reich