PHD CANDIDATE IN ECONOMICS


VIVES Research Centre for Regional Policy, KU Leuven

Application Deadline:

Expired help

Type

Faculty / phd candidate

Location

Leuven

Belgium

Location

Belgium

Leuven

Type

Faculty / phd candidate

Application Deadline:

Expired help


PHD CANDIDATE IN ECONOMICS

The VIVES Research Centre for Regional Economics led by Professor Jozef Konings and the Monetary & Information Economics (MIE) group at the Department of Economics of KU Leuven, led by Professor Patrick Van Cayseele, are looking to recruit a PhD researcher in the field of applied microeconomics. The successful candidate will be part of an internationally acclaimed research program analyzing the influence of idiosyncratic firm-level shocks on global economic outcomes, such as aggregate (regional) fluctuations, (un)employment, GDP growth, exports, imports, … This research program, entitled "The Granular Origins of Macroeconomic Performance", develops and uses state-of-the-art econometric methodology and uses micro data on firms, products and prices to disentangle micro-level contributions to GDP growth from macroeconomic evolutions.

Website: http://feb.kuleuven.be/VIVES/vivesenglish/general/

 

Project

  • Pursue a PhD in Economics at the Department of Economics KU Leuven
  • Collect, assemble and analyze data and report research findings
  • Participate in international congresses and publish in scientific journals
  • Translate research findings into policy recommendations
  • Perform auxiliary tasks at VIVES and MIE such as exam supervision, teaching, …

 

Profile

The ideal candidate must

  • Have a Master’s degree in Economics, Applied Economics or Business Engineering obtained with honors (“cum laude”)
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of quantitative research methods and techniques.  Although not required, previous (research) experience is considered a bonus
  • Be creative and efficient, willing to cooperate with other researchers and display attention to detail, scientific integrity and quality
  • Possess excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Be fluent in English (written and spoken).

 

Offer

  • A contract for an initial period of one year, to be extended subject to positive evaluation for the period 2018-2021.
  • A challenging and stimulating research environment composed of junior and senior researchers specializing in the fields on international trade, industrial economics, fiscal federalism and program evaluation
  • PhD supervision and guidance by professors Jozef Konings and Patrick Van Cayseele, experts on the subjects of productivity estimation, information economics and applied game theory.

Interested?

For more information please contact Prof. dr. Joep Konings: joep.konings@kuleuven.be or Prof. dr. Patrick Van Cayseele: patrick.vancayseele@kuleuven.be.

 

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