Social Science Research
Eli Friedman, assistant professor of international and comparative labor, and Victoria Prowse, assistant professor of labor economics, will be fellows-in-residence at the Institute for the Social Sciences during the spring semester.
Each receives a $10,000 research grant, an institute office in Rhodes Hall, partial course relief and break from administrative responsibilities.
Friedman’s research project is “Urbanization, Education, and Citizenship in China”
and Prowse’s research project is “Income Redistribution Through Defined Benefit Pension Systems When Life Expectancy is Heterogeneous.”
The purpose of the institute is to meet regularly to exchange ideas, discuss their research and explore cross-disciplinary collaborations.
Each of the fellows’ departments will receive $5,000 to partially offset the course reductions.
Friedman and Prowse are part of the third group of faculty fellows the institute has hosted since its inception in 2004.
Thirteen fellows from five colleges were chosen as faculty fellows for 2015-2016. They were nominated by their department chairs and deans, and selected in a cross-university competition by an interdisciplinary review committee.