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 more information sessions are scheduled for this application cycle.
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.
MEDS / Operations opening (Ibañez), applications accepted on a rolling basis.
Strategy Department opening, deadline January 31.
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.
Specialist degree in Information Security, Bauman Moscow State Technical University
MA in Economics, New Economic School
While at the New Economic School, Vladimir worked as a research assistant at the department of Finance and Mathematical Methods in Economics. He comes to the fellowship after nearly a year of working in the banking industry.
He intends to earn a PhD in Finance focusing on asset pricing, trading, market microstructure, and risk modeling.
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. He has also worked on projects regarding the labor effects of robot adoption in Japanese nursing homes, the efficacy of multilateral development banks’ accountability mechanisms, and the pedagogy of moral political economy in higher education.
At Kellogg, Sean is working in the Strategy Department. He intends to pursue a PhD in economics and is interested in industrial organization, environmental economics, and economic history.
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.
Before joining Kellogg, Chun gained experience developing algorithmic trading strategies and research in nonparametric statistics. His main passion is to extract information and knowledge from real world financial data. Currently, he uses high frequency econometrics to analyze option data.
Chun intends to pursue a PhD in finance or financial economics, focusing on understanding the information flow implied by high frequency data.
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, 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.
During her time at SUFE, Dingzhe also worked as a research assistant at the University of Pennsylvania on industrial organization projects. Her senior thesis analyzed the heterogeneity of stockpiling behaviors for storable goods using a dynamic discrete choice model.
She intends to pursue a Ph.D. in economics focusing on industrial organization and labor economics.
While at the University of Chicago, worked as a research assistant in the Development Innovation Lab and the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics. In her 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.
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 studying at ITAM, Erick worked as an RA at the Center of Economic Research implementing and evaluating two randomized controlled trials at Mexico City's Labor Court. One RCT examined incomplete information and aimed to increase the conciliation rate of labor casefiles. The other RCT investigated testing mechanisms to reduce delay and corruption in the casefile's notification process before the first hearing.
He is interested in development and behavioral economics and intends to earn a PhD in Economics.
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.
While at Princeton, Sunny was involved in various research projects in biophysics and particle physics. In her senior thesis, she analyzed cosmological simulations. The results offered insights into the self-interreacting nature of dark matter particles. Prior to joining Kellogg, she also gained a year of work experience in the finance industry.
Sunny intends to earn a Ph.D. in Finance or Operational Research. She is interested in leveraging modern machine learning techniques to tackle interdisciplinary problems.
While at U of T, Laetitia worked on several projects related to romantic relationships and singlehood at the MacDonald lab. During her final year, she conducted research on factors that influence well-being during singlehood and the role of moral emotions in the criminal justice system.
She intends to earn a PhD in Organizational Behavior or Social Psychology.
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 Coventry, Lan had opportunities to work as a research assistant for several institutions including the China development bank, Princeton University, and the Fudan Institute for Sustainable Innovation and Growth. She assisted with both macroeconomic and microeconomic projects.
She intends to earn a PhD in Economics with a focus on development or political 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.