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PhD Programme Openings at NHH Norwegian School of Economics - Economics

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Profile Description

Application deadline: 1 February 2018

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

NHH is one of the leading business schools in Europe. In close cooperation with the business community and society, we are developing new knowledge and creating values for a sustainable future. NHH has an international profile and cooperates with 170 universities and business schools in more than 50 countries. We have 3,400 students and 400 employees.


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, and research organisations.

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

NHH and the Department of Economics received their first National Centre of Excellence from the Norwegian Research Council in 2017 - Centre for Experimental Research on Fairness, Inequality and Rationality (FAIR). Other NHH research centres have also received particular support and focus due to their high research quality, such at the Centre for Business Economics (CBE) and the Centre for Macroeconomics and Natural Resources.

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.

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

The PhD Programme

The PhD Programme at NHH is a four year fully funded programme, which combines an intensive course component with research and teaching/work experience, preparing the school's graduates for competitive careers at international academic institutions and industry. Recent graduates of our PhD programme have been hired by, for example: University of Oxford, HEC Paris, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California, RMIT Melbourne, Oslo Economics, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Norwegian Competition Authority, and in the banking and technology industry.

PhD research scholars receive their own office space within their department and enjoy a highly stimulating and rewarding research environment. The programme gives preference to applicants who submit relevant research proposals that fit best with the research interests of the department.

The annual salary for the PhD Research Scholar position is set according to the Norwegian State Salary, and currently pays 436 500 NOK gross (equivalent to approximately € 45 000 or USD 53 500). The salary ensures a fair standard of living in Norway, and is subject to Norwegian taxes and benefits, including health care provision.

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Start date in August 2018.


Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the PhD Programme.

You are required to upload the following electronically with your application:
• Certificate of a Master of science degree or equivalent (please include transcripts of grades)
• Certificate of a Bachelor degree or equivalent (please include transcripts of grades)
• Other relevant certificates or transcripts (e.g. courses completed at the PhD level)
• Statement of purpose describing your motivation for applying this position (250-300 words)
• Tentative research proposal (2000-4000 words)
• Curriculum vitae
• A list of all publications and /or other documented research activities
• Contact details to two reference persons

In addition, the Department of Economics requires you to prove your level of academic and English language:
• Please give evidence of adequate GMAT or GRE scores and TOEFL or ELTS test scores, or document equivalent skills in other ways. You should ask the test centres to send your test scores directly to NHH by latest 15th February 2018. Please provide us with information about which tests you have completed. Applicants holding a master degree/master students at Nordic universities are exempt from providing test scores.

Please read more details about the required documentation in the application.

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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