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PhD Programme Openings at NHH Norwegian School of Economics - Economics

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Profile Description

Application deadline: 15 January 2016

NHH Norwegian School of Economics is pleased to announce vacancies within the following areas: (1) Accounting and Auditing, (2) Economics, (3) Business and Management Science, (4) Strategy and Management. Candidates admitted to the PhD Programme at NHH will receive the title of PhD Research Scholar.

NHH is a public, specialised university (founded in 1936) in Norway, which hosts around 3500 students.

Department of Economics

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, and research organisations.

The department provides the PhD Research Scholars with personal computers, printers, extensive library resources, a wide range of software, and office space on the same floors as the faculty, thus encouraging interaction between PhD Research Scholars and faculty. This interaction is further encouraged through social gatherings and a wide variety of seminars and workshops in which the PhD Research Scholars are fully involved.

NHH has several research centers that have been given particular support and focus due to their high profiled research quality. NHH's two only centers of excellence and international expertise are both in the Department of Economics; The Choice Lab and the Center for Empirical Labor Economics (CELE).

Researchers at the department are actively engaged in the following research areas:
• Labour economics
• Experimental economics
• Industrial organisation
• Macroeconomics
• International economics
• Public economics
• Natural resources and environmental economics
• Economic history
• Economic geography

Please find further information about the Department of Economics here.

The PhD Programme

The PhD Programme at NHH is a four-year fully-funded programme, which combines an intensive course component with active research and teaching/work experience, preparing the school's graduates for competitive careers at national and international academic institutions and industry.

PhD Research Scholars receive their own office space within their department and enjoy a highly stimulating and rewarding research environment. The candidates receive feedback on their work through close interaction with their supervisor/s, and faculty during regular seminars.

PhD Research Scholars are required to combine their studies and research with 25% work as a teaching and/or research assistant during their employment period.

The annual salary for the PhD Research Scholar position is currently 430 200 NOK gross (equivalent to approximately € 46 400 or US dollar 52 500). This salary ensures a fair standard of living in Norway, and is subject to Norwegian taxes and benefits, including health care provision.

Start date in August 2016.


Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the PhD Programme. You will find further information about our PhD Programme here. If you do not find answers to your questions, you may send an email to:

[email protected]

Please submit your application here

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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