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Mechanism Design under both Competition and Cooperation

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Sunday, March 31, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD position at Southampton Business School, awarded on the basis of academic excellence to new students who will commence a research programme in Oct 2019. We are looking for applicants interested in the interface of Management Sciences/ Operational Research, Game Theory and Economics, especially in Mechanism Design with the presence of both cooperation and competition (i.e., coopetition).

Topic: Mechanism Design under both Competition and Cooperation

Requirement: Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. The candidate should have a strong background in Operational Research/Management Sciences. Knowledge on game theory and computer programming are very desirable.
Applicants should have a good degree (equivalent to a UK first-class honours or 2:1 degree) in Management Sciences/Operational Research or a related discipline. Applicants should also meet University standard English language requirements for PhD students.

Supervisors: Successful candidate will work with Dr Tri-Dung Nguyen who is based at both Southampton Business School and Mathematical Sciences: (;

Application process: Applicants should prepare the following documents: (1) a brief covering letter that describes your reasons for wishing to pursue a PhD in the proposed area; (2) a copy of your CV, including your actual or expected degree class(es), and results of all University examinations; and (3) two academic references. Application are to be submitted though the University application website. Please feel free to contact Dr Tri-Dung Nguyen () for informal questions.

Funding Notes

The studentships cover tuition fees, a stipend, and some support for travel and conference for three years. This studentship is for UK/EU students only.

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