The Benjamin H. Griswold III, Class of 1933, Center for Economic Policy Studies fosters communication among members of the academic, business, and government communities. Initiated in 2016, the Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies (GCEPS) funds the appointment of a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Economics. Candidates must have recently completed their PhD and their work should explore the economic policy-related implications of research in any field of economics, including, but not limited to, finance and financial market regulation, taxation, health care, monetary policy, welfare, and international trade. The position provides an outstanding opportunity for independent research as well as opportunities for collaboration with Princeton faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. Postdoctoral research associates may participate in the teaching program if mutually agreed, with sufficient course enrollments, and with the approval of the Dean of the Faculty.

Postdoctoral Research Associates, 2020-2021

Jonathon Hazell is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Economics. Hazell researches empirical macroeconomics, with a special focus on labor markets. Recent research topics include the relationship between wages and unemployment fluctuations, the consequences of changes in the labor share for business cycles, and the determinants of short-run fluctuations in inflation. Hazell holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.A. from the University of Cambridge. He will start as an Assistant Professor at the London School of Economics in 2021.

Jose P. Vasquez is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Economics. Vasquez’s research lies at the intersection of labor economics and international trade. In particular, his research focuses on the effects of globalization on both workers and firms. His recent work examines the impact of the entry and expansion of multinational corporations on the labor market and on the productivity of domestic firms in the host economy. Vasquez holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.A. in Economics from CEMFI, Madrid, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Costa Rica. Before his Ph.D., he also worked for two years as a researcher at the Central Bank of Costa Rica. Starting in 2021, he will become an Assistant Professor at the Department of Management of the London School of Economics.

  • Jonathon Hazell, Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2020-2021
  • Jose P. Vasquez, Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2020-2021
  • Max W. Risch, Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2019-2020
  • Scott Nelson, Postdoctoral Guest, 2018-2019
  • Giorgia Barboni, Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2017-2018