Economics PhD Scholarship in “Big Data Revolution: Discovering New Skills and Applications in Economics”.
A fully funded PhD in Economics Grattan Scholarship is available in the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin
The relevance of data has increased exponentially over the last few years. The so-called “Big Data” are nowadays available from different sources ranging from administrative databases to private companies sharing their data or even researchers web scraping internet websites regularly. The newly created Grattan scholarship is devoted to the study from a theoretical and applied perspective of the new avenues of research arising from these “Big Data”. Together with developing methodological crucial skills, the candidate will be asked to engage with the traditional economic literature in the fields closer to the candidate’s research interests.
The strength of this research project will rely on the candidate’s ability to interact with the different fields that have developed an interest in Big Data within Trinity College and be able to gain as much as possible from each subject. The newly created Continuous Professional Development in the area of Applied Social Data analysis that the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy will start delivering from Spring 2022 will represent the ideal complement to the academic environment as it will allow the candidate to be exposed to various important industries present in Dublin.
The ideal candidate will not only be chosen for their scholarly achievement, but also for their commitment to teaching and ambition to understand and improve society through their research and education policy issues.
The successful candidate will conduct a research assistantship under the supervision of Professor Nicola Fontana. Closing date 1st April 2022.
Students can apply and find detailed information here.
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