Two post-doctoral scholarships (3 years) in Economics

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Scholarship Duration

36 Months

Application Deadline


Postgraduate scholarships

Reference Number

FS 2.1.6-1551-19

Two post-doctoral scholarships (3 years) in Economics

Umeå University in Sweden provides creative environments for learning and research. We offer a wide variety of courses and programs, world leading research, and excellent innovation and collaboration opportunities. More than 4 300 employees and 33 000 students have already chosen Umeå University. We welcome your application!

Post-doctoral scholarships

The Department of Economics at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics, Umeå University, is looking for two promising young researchers. The department has a broad research tradition, and comprises two main research environments: the Centre for Environmental and Resource Economics (CERE), and the Economic Policy Network (TEPN). Whereas the former concentrates on Environmental and Resource Economics, the latter environment focuses primarily on Public Economics and Labor Economics. Other research areas at the department are Health Economics and Econometrics. The newly employed researchers will be part of the research environment of TEPN.

The post-doctoral scholarships are financed by Tore Browaldh’s Foundation, Handelsbanken. The scholarship will support full time research activity and is limited to three years. A review of the research contribution after three years will then determine whether the scholarship is extended for an additional three years. The living costs of the scholar are covered by a stipend of 400 000 SEK per year (which is not subject to any income tax); an additional 85 000 SEK per year covers health insurance and pension contributions; and an additional 40 000 SEK per year can be used to cover travel expenses (related to the work), literature, research equipment, etc.

TEPN ( at the Department of Economics was established in 2013 as a result of Umeå University’s support to strong research environments at the School of Business, Economics and Statistics. Four themes are central to our research: (i) economic policy and behavioral economics; (ii) economic policy and the labor market; (iii) economic policy and sustainable development; and (iv) economic policy and fiscal federalism. The research touches on a broad set of topics such as optimal taxation and public expenditure, social accounting, education policy, local public economics, health policy, interactions between the labor and housing markets, labor mobility, and household responses to taxation.

Starting Date: March 1, 2020, or later by agreement.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must have obtained their PhD degree no more than three years before the application deadline.

Assessment criteria

• Demonstrated ability to conduct relevant research of high international quality;

• A promising publication record;

• Willingness to collaborate on research activities in economics in an international research   environment;

• Potential ability to attract external research funding.

The primary basis for selection will be the ability to carry out and publish high quality research in economics and to contribute to the research environment of the department of economics.


The application should be written in English and include the following components:

1. Cover sheet with contact information;

2. Curriculum Vitae;

3. Copies of original degree certificates;

4. Description of previous research experience (1-2 pages);

5. Description of future research plans, (1-2 pages);

6. Names and contact details of at least two personal references;

7. Publication list;

8. Selected research articles (maximum 5).

Application marked with reference number FS 2.1.6-1551-19, should be sent in electronic format (pdf), as one pdf document for point 1-8 and publications as separate pdf files, to A complete application must be submitted no later than January 15, 2020.


For more information about the Post-doctoral scholarship please contact: Professor Thomas Aronsson,, telephone +46 (0)90 786 50 17.

We will be present at the European Job Market for Economists in Rotterdam in December 18th to 19th 2019, if you wish to meet with us and discuss the post-doc position. Furthermore, if you attend the ASSA meeting in San Diego, January 3-4, 2020, we will be very happy to meet with you virtually (skype) and discuss the Post-doc position during these days.

More about USBE

The vision of Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE) is to be a University-based Business School firmly rooted in the region, nationally influential and internationally respected. We create knowledge in interaction with stakeholders, to develop responsible leaders with a sustainability orientation for a local and global society. 

The Department of Business Administration, the Department of Economics, the Department of Statistics and The USBE office form USBE, with about 150 employees. About 3000 students study in our programs every year and we offer education from the undergraduate to the doctoral program level in all of our main disciplines – Business Administration, Economics and Statistics.

The Department of Economics has about 40 members of staff. We pursue research mainly in Labor economics, Public economics, Environmental and Resource economics and Econometrics.

USBE is an AACSB and ISO 14001 accredited business school. Read more about USBE here:

More Information

Posted on

Scholarship Duration

36 Months

Application Deadline


Postgraduate scholarships

Reference Number

FS 2.1.6-1551-19


Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE), Umeå University 901 87 Umeå, Sweden

Umeå , Sweden