PhD Position in Economics

The Chair of Integrative Risk Management and Economics (Prof. A. Bommier) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH-Zurich) invites applications for a Doctoral position in Economics.

We offer:

  • Supervision of a doctoral thesis in applied theory related to the economics of risk and insurance
  • Development of an international research record
  • Opportunity to be part of a vivid research group
  • Top-ranked economics department
  • Flexible choice of PhD level courses at ETH as well as other top universities
  • Possibility to apply for the Swiss Program for Beginning Doctoral Students in Economics at the Study Center Gerzensee
  • Competitive salary

We expect:

  • Background in economics or related fields (Masters level, completed or nearly completed)
  • Solid background in economic theory or mathematics
  • Desire to conduct doctoral research in:
    the economics of risk and insurance / economic demography / health economics / public economics / financial economics/ environmental economics
  • Motivation to support chair activities
  • Fluency in English

Applicants should hold (or have nearly completed) a degree at the Master’s level in Economics or related fields and be willing to work on the economics or risk and insurance, or related fields such as economic demography, health economics, public economics or environmental economics. We ex-pect a solid quantitative/mathematical background, either related to economic theory or econome-tric methods.

Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, a transcript of grades and a 1-2 pages statement of motivation, including your research interests (a thorough research proposal is not expected at this stage).  Please have two letters of recommendation sent to us directly via email to:

The starting date is flexible, but would most likely be September 1st, 2019. The application deadline is April 30th, 2019.

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