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Doctoral researcher (PhD student) in Economics

Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)
Luxembourg Luxembourg Econometrics Macroeconomics Microeconomics Economics

About the Programme

About the University

The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe's most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character. It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching, is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education. The University`s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance offers three Bachelor programmes, four Master programmes of Management and Economics and six Masters of Laws (LL.M.), as well as several continuing education courses. It also includes the Doctoral School in Law and the Doctoral School in Economics and Finance. Around 2,500 students from 90 different nationalities are enrolled at the Faculty. Academic staff from 18 different nationalities teach at the Faculty, supported by practitioners from the field, visiting scholars and guest professors. Rooted in Luxembourg but with a European and international outlook, the Faculty counts three departments:

• Department of Law

• Department of Economics and Management

• Department of Finance

Teaching and research benefit from the proximity of the European institutions, Luxembourg's leading international financial centre and its vibrant business community. Institutional and private sector partnerships, sponsored Chairs and a growing network of international partner universities make the FDEF a vibrant academic hub at the heart of Europe.

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg is recruiting a:

Doctoral researcher (PhD student) in Economics

A specialisation is foreseen Public Economic Theory and Political Economy

Your Role

• The doctoral researcher will be working within the Department of Economics and Management. They will develop their own research projects in the areas of Public Economics and Political Economy, using microeconomic theory to study the impact of institutions (governments, international organizations, etc.) on policymaking – how they work, how they could be designed better, and how they influence economic policy

• The candidate's main task will be to prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of Economics, under the supervision of Professor Vincent Anesi. The thesis work will be undertaken at the University of Luxembourg

• Contribute to the teaching of classes ranging from one to three hours per week, of small group teachings and tutorials

Your Profile

• Master's degree in Economics, including core courses in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Econometrics

• Have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment: fluency in either English or French, good understanding of the second language and possibly a third language, German in particular, will be considered an advantage

We Offer

• Fully-funded position with a competitive salary

• Regular personal exchanges with the supervisor and the members of the thesis committee, and a high-quality research environment provided by the Doctoral School in Economics and Finance

• An exciting international and multilingual research environment

• Personal work space at the University

• Gender-friendly workplace

In Short

• Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month - extendable up to 48 months if required

• Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week

• Location: Kirchberg

• Employee and student status

• Job Reference: UOL03358 / F2-50011724 (to be mentioned in all correspondence)

Further Information

Applications should be submitted online and include:

• A motivation letter

• A detailed curriculum vitae with list of publications and copies thereof, if applicable

• A transcript of concluded university studies

• The name, current position and relationship to the applicant, of one referee

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

Further information

For more information concerning this position, please contact Prof. Vincent Anesi, email:

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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