Mission Statement

The Mays Innovation Research Center (MIRC) is dedicated to understanding the true nature of innovation and how it benefits society. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the MIRC: a) examines how innovation advances human potential, productivity, and opportunity; b) discovers the best preconditions for innovation; c) identifies how innovation spreads through society; d) understands the social, economic, and legal barriers to innovation; and e) distributes this knowledge broadly to students, scholars, policymakers and the public.

For more information, please email us: mirc.info@mays.tamu.edu

Economics PhD Fellowship

The MIRC is seeking applicants for our Economics Ph.D. Fellowship for the 2018-19 academic year. This fellowship provides support for full tuition and fees, along with a stipend for the duration of the nine-month academic year. The fellowship will require 20 hours of research assistance at the MIRC, which is located in the Mays Business School of Texas A&M University. Our expectation is that you will spend all of those 20 hours on site doing research for the MIRC.

The project for 2018 and 2019 is the future of work. You will primarily work on a new proprietary data set from a major online labor market. This data will be made available to you once you start working with the MIRC. This dataset has value to the MIRC, but you can also use this dataset for your dissertation. You will lead a team of data scientists and undergraduate students to help manage this data set. In addition, you will work on ad hoc projects throughout the year. Our primary objective is for you to refine your data skills.

The deadline is rolling, and we’d like the Ph.D. student to begin on Monday, June 4, 2018

Apply here