Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our Research Opportunities and Resources

MIT Sloan seeks to develop principled, innovative leaders who improve the world. That's why our research, support, resource, and course offerings highlight the value of creating diverse, equitable, and inclusive spaces, which can improve efficiency and outcomes. 


MIT Sloan Predoctoral Opportunities

MIT Sloan is eager to provide a diverse group of talented students with early-career exposure to research techniques as well as support in considering research career paths.

Learn about predoctoral opportunities at MIT Sloan

Research Collaborations 

MIT Sloan's researchers partner with enterprising business leaders to investigate fascinating challenges. Connecting with students interested in research and its successful application can help prepare them for what's next in technology, finance, manufacturing, and other areas where principled, innovative leaders can make a difference. 

Ideas + Action = Impact

Jonathan Parker | Robert C. Merton (1970) Professor of Financial Economics
It has been a joy working with Jamari and amazing how quickly he has grasped the key issues and questions, gotten the hang of the new datasets, and come back with great analyses.

Current Research Opportunities

  • Professors Christopher Palmer, Lawrence Schmidt, Taha Choukhmane, Dan Greenwald, & Emil Verner

    The project is a worldwide study of the relationship between credit expansions, macroeconomic fluctuations, and financial crises. The study is based on the construction of a large and novel database on the sectoral distribution of private credit for 116 countries starting in 1940. The project is motivated by the observation that many credit booms end in financial crises, but others are linked to more benign macroeconomic outcomes. Theory predicts that the sectoral allocation of credit --- what credit is used for --- matters for distinguishing between these “bad” and "good" credit booms. These novel data allow us to more closely examine the nature of credit booms and how the characteristics of credit booms shape their aftermath. These results will inform macro-finance models of credit cycles and financial crises, as well as the policy response to these booms. This is a large ongoing research project and has recently been awarded with the European Systemic Risk Board's Ieke van den Burgh Prize. 

    Skills required: Proficiency in Stata and Python are required

    Apply here

  • Erin Kelly

    My work investigates the implications of workplace policies and management practices for firms, workers, and families. I am interested in specific organizational changes and work conditions and how they affect organizational performance, workers' wellbeing, and equity. I am currently engaged in collaborative research on participatory work practices in warehouses and the impact of family leaves and flexibility initiatives on careers, as part of understanding and potentially reducing gender inequality. I am committed to making my analyses and theorizing more explicitly intersectional than it has been in the past, and those projects begin to do that. I am also interested in new research on remote and hybrid work, comparative research on organizations and racial and gender inequality, and better linking work conditions to both wellbeing and specific performance outcomes.

    Skills required: R (preferred) or Stata, Qualtrics, excellent written and verbal communications skills, and project management skills because this person would likely be a primary point of contact for the management and employees in the partner company.

    Apply here

  • Rahul Bhui & Abdullah Almaatouq

    Our goal is to understand the causes and consequences of rational and irrational judgment. To do this, we take a highly interdisciplinary approach that combines cognitive science and behavioral economics, and investigate a wide range of decisions using a blend of computational cognitive modeling and behavioral experiments.

    Skills required: Coding experience in JavaScript, data analysis experience with R or Matlab

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Embedding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in MIT Sloan Courses

MIT Sloan has developed a series of courses designed to highlight the importance of diverse, equitable, and inclusive systems, structures, and business practices. 

Course Title
15.308 Leading the Way: Interpersonal & Organizational Strategies for Advancing DE&I Spring 9 Cr.
15.364 Innovation Ecosystems for Regional Entrepreneurship-Acceleration Leaders Spring 9 Cr.
15.371 Leading with Impact Spring 12 Cr.
15.679 USA Lab: Bridging the American Divides Spring 9 Cr.
15.690 Diversity as Discovery Fall 6 Cr.