PhD General Call Economics and Business Economics, Winter 2023
Professor Philipp Schröder
A number of PhD positions are available at the PhD programme in Economics and Business Economics. You may apply with a freestanding project of your own choice or with a project description that relates to the specific project outlined below. The majority of positions available are intended for freestanding projects.
Applicants should specify in the application whether they are interested in one of the specific projects outlined below.
FIND Research Centre
Research Centre for Firms and Industry Dynamics (FIND) is supported by the Carlsberg Foundation and seeks PhD applications.
Research proposals should relate to:
(i) international economics and industrial organisation focusing on firms, industry dynamics,worker outcomes or policy aspects,
(ii) applications of firm-level data or matched employer-employee register data to questions of firm performance or aggregate implications, including structural estimation, or
(iii) applied theory and general equilibrium modelling of firm and industry dynamics, including IO micro foundations in international macroeconomics.
For further information about this project, please contact Professor Philipp Schröder, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can read more about how to apply in the application guide and find the rules and regulations of the PhD education here.
The following criteria are decisive in the assessment of the candidates:
- the applicant’s academic qualifications (assessed on the basis of the qualifying degree)
- the quality and relevance of the project proposal
- the applicant’s level of academic aptitude and assessed ability to complete the project within the framework of the PhD programme
You can read more about the assessment procedure and committees appointed by the dean here. Please note that for applications to the programme for Psychology and Behavioural Science, the criteria for assessment are specified here.
Applicants are very much encouraged to supply documentation as to how they rank compared to their class (both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees). This may for example be in the form of a letter from your University stating either how you rank as an individual student compared to other students the year you graduated ("ranks as no. 6 out of 111" or "ranks as among the best 8 percent") or if that is not possible, general information from your University as to how grades were distributed in the year of your graduation will be appreciated.
Please note that Aarhus BSS Graduate School reserves the right to evaluate the applications on the basis of the documentation received before deadline, and you will not necessarily be asked for further documentation. Furthermore, Aarhus BSS Graduate School reserves the right to reject application that do not comply with the limitations as stated in the application guide (see link above).
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply irrespective of personal background.
Terms of enrolment
PhD students at Aarhus BSS Graduate School are always enrolled. The enrolment happens in accordance with the Ministerial PhD Order no. 1039 of August 27, 2013 and the terms stated in the Rules and Regulations for the PhD programmes at Aarhus BSS Graduate School. Both can be found here.
If you are enrolled in part A of the 4- or 5-year schemes you will receive a SU PhD Scholarship according to the rules set out in the State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme (SU). In addition, you will be offered to undertake paid work of up to 280 hours during your part A enrolment period.
Terms of employment
If you are offered employment at Aarhus University in connection with enrolment in the 3-year scheme, the appointment is made in accordance with the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities as well as the circular on the Collective Agreement for Academics Employed by the State (in Danish). The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
You can read more about the 3-, 4- and 5-year scheme here.
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