Programmatic Support

SFS-Qatar provides extensive support for research by its economics faculty. In particular, we offer:

  • Mentoring program for younger scholars. We invite leading scholars to come to Doha for week-long visits to interact with our colleagues on their research and to give professional research seminars. In some cases the interactions may be arranged at our Economics Department in Washington, DC.

Short-term visitors for the 2013 – 2014 academic year include:

David McKenzie, World Bank, September 7 – 14, 2013.

Loukas Balafoutas, University of Innsbruck, September 26 – October 5.

Martin Kocher, University of Munich, September 27 – October 5, 2013.

Louis Putterman, Brown University, December 8 – December 15, 2013.

Pedro Dal Bo, Brown University, dates: TBD.

Rob Feenstra, University of California San Diego, Late February, 2014.

John Romalis, Australian National University, Late February, 2014.

Tim Kehoe, University of Minnesota, Spring Semester, 2014.

  • Senior Research Scholar Program. This program makes more extensive interaction possible between senior scholars and faculty at SFS-Q. The senior scholars may visit Doha for somewhat longer periods and commit to more intensive interactions with SFS-Q economics faculty. The senior research scholars may choose to offer intensive post-doctoral research workshops (“summer schools”) in various fields.

Oded Stark, Distinguished Research Scholar, 2013 – 2017.

Dean Karlan, Distinguished Research Scholar, 2013 – 2015.

  • The Economics Department at Georgetown University in Washington DC is home to a number of leading scholars. We actively cultivate relationships between colleagues in the Economics Department and SFS-Q and provide opportunities for Doha-based faculty to visit the Economics Department through our Dean’s Initiative.
  • Junior faculty can expect at least one research semester during their first few years at SFS-Q, with encouragement to spend the semester wherever research can be best supported. One young colleague won a prestigious fellowship to spend 2012 – 2013 at Princeton University working full-time on research.