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Ph.D.'s on the Job Market, 2013-2014

The Harvard Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality & Social Policy is a selective National Science Foundation IGERT initiative (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training) that brings together Harvard Ph.D. students and faculty from across the social sciences.

Participating Doctoral Fellows fulfill all academic requirements of their home discipline, while also undertaking a complementary multidisciplinary program of study and research focused on issues of inequality and social policy.

Economics | Government | Health Policy | Political Economy and Government | Public Policy | Sociology | Social Policy




Deirdre BloomeAriel Dora Stern
Ph.D. in Public Policy
Expected completion date: May 2014.

Fields: Health Economics, Health Care Policy, Innovation Policy.

Dissertation title: "Essays on the Economics of Health Care Policy and the Regulation of Health Technology"

Committee: Amitabh Chandra (Chair), David Cutler, Daniel Carpenter, and Scott Stern (MIT Sloan School).

:: Homepage
:: arieldorastern@fas.harvard.edu



(See also Social Policy)

Deirdre BloomeChristopher Muller
Ph.D. in Sociology
Expected completion date: May 2014.

Fields: Inequality, crime and incarceration, historical sociology, race and ethnicity, slavery, social policy, research design, theory.

Dissertation title: "The Origins of Racial Inequality in American Incarceration"

Committee: Bruce Western (Chair), Orlando Patterson, Robert J. Sampson, and Christopher Winship.

:: Homepage
:: muller@fas.harvard.edu




Deirdre BloomeDeirdre Bloome
Ph.D. in Sociology & Social Policy
Expected completion date: May 2014.

Fields: Stratification and mobility, race and ethnicity, demography, social policy, research design, quantitative methods

Dissertation title: "Economic Inequality, Mobility, and Opportunity in the United States"

Committee: Bruce Western (Chair), Christopher Jencks, William Julius Wilson, and Jason Beckfield.

:: Homepage
:: dbloome@fas.harvard.edu



Victor Tan ChenVictor Tan Chen
Ph.D. in Sociology & Social Policy, 2012.

Current position: National Science Foundation and American Sociological Association Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, 2012-2014.

Fields: Economic sociology; work and labor markets; social stratification and inequality; comparative social policy; qualitative methods.

Dissertation title: "Meritless: Unemployed Autoworkers, the Social Safety Net, and the Culture of Meritocracy in America and Canada."

Committee: William Julius Wilson (Chair), Katherine S. Newman (Johns Hopkins University), and Bruce Western.

:: Homepage
:: victor.chen@berkeley.edu





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