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PhD Programme Openings at NHH Norwegian School of Economics - Economics


  NHH - Norwegian School of Economics


About the Programme

NHH Norwegian School of Economics is one of the leading business schools in Europe. We are internationally recognised for our research environment, and we educate the leaders of the future. NHH is the first choice for students who want to study economics and business administration in Norway. We have about 3,600 students and 450 employees.

At NHH we work together for sustainable value creation. High quality, solid ethic standards and efforts for common goals characterise all our activities. Our core values committed, open and ambitious are central for employees and students.

NHH – for you who aspire to more!

The PhD specialisation

NHH is pleased to announce vacancies in the PhD specialisation in Economics. Candidates admitted to the PhD programme will receive the title of PhD Research Scholar. We are mainly looking for candidates in Industrial organisation, Macroeconomics, Behavioural economics and Labour economics. Females are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Economics is looking for highly motivated and talented individuals. The PhD specialisation in economics aims to give dedicated graduates a solid training in performing high quality scientific research in economics, making use of state of the art empirical and theoretical techniques. The programme prepares students for the international academic job market, for positions at national and international policy institutions, central banks, research organisations and industry.

The Department of Economics offers an international and research active environment with 45 faculty members and 30 PhD research scholars in various fields. There are three main research groups: Centre for Experimental Research on Fairness, Inequality and Rationality (FAIR), a Centre of Excellence from the Norwegian Research Council, the Centre for Business Economics (CBE), and the Centre for Macroeconomics, Risk and Sustainability (MRS).

The department encourages interaction between PhD research scholars and faculty through social gatherings and a wide variety of seminars and workshops in which the PhD research scholars are fully involved.

PhD research scholars are provided with personal computers, printer access, extensive library resources, and a wide range of software.

Further information on the Department of Economics and on the PhD specialisation in Economics.

Start date: August 2023

Application requirements

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements for the PhD programme.  

General information

For more information on the PhD programme and the submission procedure, please consult the NHH PHD website. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please note that applicants for the PhD research scholar position do not need to apply separately for admission to the PhD programme.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

In accordance with §25 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act, note that the list of applicants may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have his/her name entered on the list of applicants. The applicant will be notified if his/her request is not respected.

For questions and inquiries about the NHH PhD programme, please contact .

Applications must be submitted online. To open the application, please click ‘Apply for this job’. For English version, go to the menu at the top right side.

Application deadline: 15 January 2023


Funding Notes

The annual salary for the PhD research scholar position is set according to the Norwegian State Salary, which currently is NOK 500 800 (equivalent to approximately EUR 48 400 or USD 50 400). The salary ensures a fair standard of living in Norway and is subject to Norwegian taxes and benefits, including public health care benefits and pension savings.

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