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DOCTORAL RESEARCHER in the field of Micro-Econometrics Applied to Labour Economics

Posted on: 
May 22, 2012
Application Deadline: 
Jun 30, 2012

Type of position

Faculty Graduate



Job Description

(1) The candidate will write a doctoral thesis under the supervision of Profs. Muriel Dejemeppe and Bruno Van der Linden on the research project "Age, Women and Employment: An Evaluation". This project aims at evaluating the effectiveness of policies targeted to older workers in order to keep them longer employed or bring them back to work, with a specific focus on women. The project is financed by the Belgian Federal Science Administration and is realized in collaboration with a research team of Ghent University under supervision of Prof. Cockx. (2) In addition to performing the tasks of the research project, the PhD candidate will improve his/her research skills by completing a doctoral training program. This includes advanced courses within the Belgian Graduate School in Economics. For more information, please go to: (3) The candidate will work at IRES (Université catholique de Louvain), a research centre that develops research in various fields including labour economics, social policies and policy evaluation. For more information, please go to:


(1) You are (or will be in Sept. 2012) holder of a Master degree in Economics (min. 5 years of study), at least completed with honours. Preference is given to students who have completed a second Master year with a research orientation.  (2) You can work independently, accurately and systematically. (3) You have an interest in applied quantitative methods, labour economics and micro-econometric evaluation of labour market policies. (4) Capacity of reading French or Dutch is an advantage.

General conditions

The position is open from Sept. 2012. Appointments are for one year, but with the possibility of renewal for two additional years. Salary net of taxes is of the order of 1,500 € per month. The recruited person benefits from the complete Belgian social insurance scheme without additional expenses. IRES will provide the PhD student with office space and computer facilities.


Send a letter of motivation and your CV including a copy of all your exam results at university to not later than June 30, 2012. Supply also the name of two professors who could act as a referee for your application.

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