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We offer one postdoc position funded by the French Agency of Research through the IDEXLYON program.

The two-year position will start on September 1st, 2020.  The monthly gross salary is between 2000 and 2500 euros, commensurate with experience. The successful candidates will be based at Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon. The post-doc will also have access to research funds. The teaching load is zero. There is a possibility of complementing the postdoc wage with some teaching activities (knowledge of French is not required since all courses are taught in English).

Anyone with strong skills in empirical microeconomics with a particular interest in political economy and development is encouraged to apply. The post-doc researcher will participate in the research project “The Economic Determinants and Legacies of Violence” which is divided in two sub-projects:

1- Natural resources and development with a special focus on the impact of natural resources on local economy.

2- The economic determinants of interpersonal violence.

The post-doc will work under the supervision of Professor Mathieu Couttenier.

Applicants are expected to show outstanding commitment to research, in economics or political science, with strong quantitative skills. The candidates must be in possession of a PhD or in the process of completing it by the time of the hiring.

Application requirements:
- a cover letter reporting your specific interest
- reference letters
- a representative paper
- a curriculum vitae
- a list of publications
- the diplomas or any other relevant certificate in their possession.

All applications should be submitted before November 25th through the econjobmarket:

We will interview candidates in Rotterdam on December 18-19, 2019, during the Job Market organized by the European Economic Association ( Candidates who do not plan to be present in that venue should indicate it in their applications. Alternative dates and arrangements can be made for their interviews. A selection of candidates will then be invited in Lyon for a fly-out (travel costs are fully covered).

The École Normale Supérieure de Lyon is an elite French public institution that trains professors, researchers, senior civil servants as well as business and political leaders. Students choose their courses and split their time between training and research in sciences and humanities. Built on the tradition of the ENS de Fontenay-Saint-Cloud, founded in 1880, the ENS de Lyon also focuses on educational research. It is a symbol of French Republican meritocracy and it remains committed today to disseminating knowledge to the widest audience and to promoting equal opportunity.

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For further information about the project, please contact Mathieu Couttenier (


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