The Department of Economics at BI Norwegian Business School invites applications for four-year doctoral scholarships that commence in fall 2021. One of these positions is financed by the Centre for Applied Macroeconomics and Commodity Prices (CAMP) hosted by the Department. The Department has a strong research-oriented faculty and hosts a number of research centers. We encourage candidates with strong quantitative and analytical skills and a background in a field relevant for the specialization in Economics.
BI Norwegian Business School offers a four-year Ph.D. Programme with specialization in Economics, which trains students to engage in high quality scientific research, making use of economic theory and state of the art econometric methods. The Department of Economics has a strong research-oriented faculty working within microeconomic theory, macroeconomics, econometrics, labour economics, natural resource and energy economics, political economy, industrial organization, and international and development economics. The department hosts five research centres; Centre for Monetary Economics (CME), Centre for Research in Economics and Management (CREAM), Centre for Applied Macroeconomics and Commodity Prices (CAMP), Centre for Experimental Studies and Research (CESAR), and Centre for Applied and Theoretical Econometrics (CATE).
The doctoral programme is an important element in the department’s research excellence strategy and in BI’s vision to become one of the leading research business schools in Europe. The selected candidates will join a group of talented and ambitious PhD candidates at the department that work in close collaboration with faculty members. PhD students are expected to participate actively in research seminars and workshops.
One of the PhD scholarships at the Department is financed by the Centered for Applied Macroeconomics and Commodity Prices (CAMP). CAMP is a research center at the Department of Economics at BI Norwegian Business School. The center seeks to bring together economists working on applied macroeconomic issues, with special emphasis on energy economics. CAMP is financed by Equinor’s research program in energy economics and the Research Council of Norway. Its objectives are to advance research and post-graduate training in relevant fields.
A PhD from BI can be a gateway to prestigious academic positions at universities and research institutions around the world. We encourage and support our candidates in the international job market. Recent graduates of BI's PhD specialization in economics have been hired by, among others, University of Oslo, Université Libre de Bruxelles, University of Uppsala, Shandong University, and the Research Division of the Norwegian Central Bank.
Eligible applicants must have completed a Master of Science degree with thesis work, a Research Masters/M.Phil degree, or a comparable degree relevant for the specialization in Economics by the time the programme starts in early autumn of 2021, with a grade point average of B or higher. An MBA degree does not fulfill the requirements for admission.
The four-year scholarship is set according to the Norwegian State Salary Scale, and currently pays NOK 494.900,- per year. The position is linked to The Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (Statens Pensjonskasse). The scholarship involves 25% work obligation. BI Norwegian Business School is an equal opportunity employer. We actively encourage women to apply for the positions.
More information on the application process and a link to the online application can be found here:
while a link to the online application for the position financed by CAMP can be found here: