Every year, Kellogg offers a limited number of Research Fellow opportunities. These are full-time staff positions that last either 1 or 2 years during which the Fellows gain exposure to current academic research at Kellogg as well as hands-on experience assisting those projects. These are excellent opportunities for anyone who is considering applying to a PhD in a discipline related to business research.
The Fellows who are currently on staff have access to many resources for their professional and academic development. We organize panel discussions on topics such as PhD Admissions and PhD Life specifically for our pre-doctoral audience. We also offer training and advice on advanced computational techniques from the professional experts in our Research Support team. Research Fellows are encouraged to network with Kellogg's PhD students, join reading groups, and of course to take advantage of the rich array of research seminars and guest speakers that take place at Kellogg and Northwestern.
Kellogg is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment. We invest in programs, partnerships, initiatives, and events that unleash the transformative power of diversity and inclusion in the Kellogg community. Thus, we encourage people from underrepresented groups and non-dominant backgrounds to apply their unique contributions to our fellowship program. We are a proud member of the Pathways to Research and Doctoral Careers (PREDOC) consortium.
No online information sessions are scheduled. Please check back in the fall.
In addition, Kellogg faculty occasionally run other searches that have separate application links and deadlines:
Finance Department openings (multiple), applications accepted on a rolling basis.
BA in Economics and BA in Statistics, University of Rochester
While at the University of Rochester, Paloma worked as a research assistant in an economic history project and at the Health and Environmental Economics Lab. She completed her senior thesis on the impact of paid family leave on the labor market outcomes of mothers.
She intends to pursue a PhD in Economics with a focus on applied microeconomics.
While at the Lafayette College, Milena worked in social psychology and neuroscience labs. She focused on projects examining stereotype threat, sexism, and translational research on Dyslexia and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her senior thesis examined the role of social identity on student belonging and campus spaces.
Milena intends to earn her PhD in social psychology, focusing on intersectional stereotyping, hierarchies, and social identity in diverse communities.
In his honors thesis, Rick analyzed the effect of eviction moratoria on school enrollment during the COVID-19 pandemic. He has also studied the effect of immigration raids and nuisance ordinances on enrollment.
Rick intends to pursue a PhD in economics with an emphasis on applied microeconomics and public economics. He is interested in combating income inequality through education and housing policy.
While at the Ohio State University, Joselle worked on research projects examining motivation, cognition, and self-affirmation. Her senior thesis focused on self-affirmation knowledge as a buffer for negative feelings following social exclusion.
She intends to earn her PhD in organizational behavior, focusing on inequalities and intergroup dynamics in the workplace.
While studying at El Colegio de Mexico, Arturo worked as a research assistant at the Center of Economic Studies, investigating crime and development. For his thesis, he studied the effect of Chinese competition on foreign markets and Mexico's local labor markets. Before joining Kellogg, he worked for one year at Mexico's central bank on the foreign direct investment team.
He intends to pursue a Ph.D. in economics, focusing on financial inclusion and new financial technologies.
Sean wrote his senior thesis at Stanford on the effects of environmentally-induced income shocks on sex-selective infanticide in 18th century Japan.
At Kellogg, Sean is working in the Strategy Department on projects investigating topics such as the equilibrium effects of tiered provider networks, impacts of digital advertising costs on firm product diversity, and causes of age wage gaps in developed countries. He intends to pursue a PhD in economics and is interested in industrial organization, labor, and economic history.
As part of the MIT Summer Research Program, Ximena interned at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), where she worked on data publication and cost effectiveness analysis. She also worked as a research assistant in an education project at the Industrial Relations Section of Princeton University. Ximena wrote her senior thesis on the effect on consumption and labor force participation of changing the eligibility age of a non-contributory pension program for the elderly in Mexico.
She intends to pursue a PhD in Economics and is interested in development, labor, and education.
While at the University of Chicago, Jimin worked as a research assistant at the Becker Friedman Institute, taking part in a project exploring the political ties between business owners and the government in 1970s Korea. His area of interest lies in development economics, political economics, and labor economics.
He plans to pursue a PhD in economics with an emphasis on applied microeconomics.
During her time at UC Berkeley, Stella worked on research projects examining diversity, organizational culture, well-being, and emotions. In her senior thesis, she explored the effects of the Family and Medical Leave Act on employees’ work-family conflict.
She intends to pursue a PhD in organizational behavior with a focus on intergroup relations and emotions.
Before joining Kellogg, Yu-Chi worked on several projects focused on corporate finance, mechanism design, and labor economics at Booth and the Department of Economics at National Taiwan University. In his Master's thesis, Yu-Chi captured how political risks and uncertainty affect private equity investment decisions with a high-dimensional time series model.
He intends to pursue a PhD in Economics or Finance and is interested in applying micro and network theory to study various political economy, economic history, and corporate finance topics.
Before joining Kellogg, César worked at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), where he estimated the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on small and medium enterprises in Latin America. While at ITAM, he worked as a research assistant at the Center for Economic Research, where he performed an evaluation of a mobile health randomized controlled trial. Previously, he also worked as a research assistant on projects studying education, income, and labor mobility.
He intends to earn a PhD in Economics and is interested in financial inclusion and historical development.
Before joining Kellogg, Martim worked as a Research Fellow at UCP's Center of Economics for Prosperity (PROSPER), where he conducted research on earnings’ inequality dynamics and on the persistent economic effects of transitory shocks. As a teaching assistant at UCP, he taught Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Data Analytics for Economics and Applied Economics.
He intends to earn a PhD in Economics and is interested in earnings' inequality, mobility, labor and international economics.
While at the University of Chicago, Qiuyu worked as a research assistant in the Development Innovation Lab and the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics. In her Master's thesis, she explored the correlation between misogynistic discourses on Twitter and gender wage gaps in the local labor markets.
She intends to earn a PhD in Economics with a focus on labor economics.
Prior to joining Kellogg, Yin worked as a research assistant on various projects related to leadership, social cognition, norms and motivation at both Haas and Booth. Her MA thesis examined perspective getting in China and the US.
At Kellogg, Yin is working in the Management and Organizations Department. She intends to pursue a PhD in Micro Organizational Behavior and is interested in general topics related to moral judgment, group processes, and employee well-being.
While at Stanford, Cindy also served as a department RA and explored applied machine learning in asset pricing and market microstructure. Before joining Kellogg, she was an RA for one year at Washington University in St. Louis, working on a variety of projects pertaining to asset pricing, behavioral finance, and forecasting econometrics.
She intends to earn a PhD in Accounting, broadly focusing on accounting-based investing, the link between financial markets and the macroeconomy, market microstructure, and applied econometrics. Her potential areas of interest overlap with topics in financial economics.
While at NUS, Anoushka worked as a research assistant on projects related to political economy, health economics, and policies surrounding caregivers. She wrote her honors thesis on the impact of India's rural road program on households' food security and how the effects differed with the gender of the household head. Her areas of interest are development economics, environmental economics, and economic history.
Anoushka intends to earn her PhD in Economics, with a focus on applied microeconomics.
Prior to joining Kellogg, Tanner consulted for the Department of Defense’s Minerva Initiative, where he modeled geopolitical reliance and resilience between state actors. Tanner has also worked as a research assistant at Clemson University, presenting two papers on the application of the Institutional Analysis and Development Framework in the marketing context. He serves as a Research Assistant for the newly founded IDEATE Lab at the Darden School of Business.
Tanner intends to earn his PhD in Marketing, with an interest in development marketing and sustainability.
While at UCSD, Luiza worked on projects related to gender bias and decision making at the Comparative Cognition Lab. Her senior thesis focused on assessing risk-taking behavior in children’s investments.
She intends to earn a PhD in Behavioral Science and is interested in behavioral economics, decision sciences, and consumer behavior.
Before joining Kellogg, Javier held research assistant positions at the Bank of Spain and European Central Bank. His research interests and experience blend macroeconomics with rich micro-heterogeneity to answer questions related to monetary policy, labor economics, and earnings dynamics.
He plans to pursue a PhD in Economics with a focus on macroeconomics.
Before joining Kellogg, Kira worked as a research assistant at New Economic School, Central Bank of Russia, Levada Center, and Institute for Industrial and Market Studies on projects related to relational contracts, natural resource economics, and political economy. Her thesis investigated how mood impacted people’s perceptions of their country’s politics and economy, and her independent work focuses on voting behavior.
She intends to pursue a PhD in Economics with a focus on political economy and natural resource economics.
In his economics honors thesis, Ayush investigated the impact of sea level rise for both borrowers and lenders of Fannie Mae multifamily mortgages over time. As a research assistant, he worked on projects related to the green premium of Fannie Mae multifamily green bonds. His math thesis examined a model of ride-sharing platforms to compare the performance of different pricing and matching algorithms for matches occurring under mismatched supply and demand.
He intends to pursue a PhD in Finance or Economics, focusing on topics related to climate change, real estate, and regulation.
While at Moscow State University, Vitalii worked on a variety of projects pertaining to finance, international macroeconomics, innovation, and marketing. His senior thesis focused on the influence of central bank transparency on exchange rate pass-through into domestic prices.
At Kellogg, Vitalii works in the Marketing department. Vitalii intends to earn a PhD in Business Economics with a focus on marketing, industrial organization, and applied microeconomics.
Zachary’s undergraduate thesis examined the effects of music streaming on the live music and recording industries. After undergrad, he worked as a research intern at the Center for Neuroeconomic Studies and as a research venue coordinator at Project Wish Clinical Research Site at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His MSc studies focused on advanced econometrics, public economics, and drug policy evaluation.
Zachary intends to pursue a PhD in applied microeconomics with a focus on public and health economics.
During her time at UniMelb, Charon had opportunities to work as a research assistant on several projects, including political economy projects for the University of Melbourne, and a joint project run by Stanford University and Princeton University that studied misallocation. In her honors thesis, Charon investigated the capitalization of campaign contributions into firm values in the context of the Trump/Clinton 2016 Presidential Election.
She intends to pursue a PhD in economics and is interested in political economy, industrial organization, and behavioral economics.
During his undergraduate, Leile worked as a research assistant on a project pertaining to satellite signals. He also worked on topics in relation to voluntary and mandatory disclosures by employing text analysis.
He intends to pursue a PhD in Accounting focusing on real economic effects brought by public disclosures.