PhDs on the job market

2020-2021


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