03/05/2021

PhD Position in Economics


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Tallinn University of Technology
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Economics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/05/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Estonia › Tallinn
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/09/2021

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Tallinn University of Technology, School of Business and Governance, Department of Economics and Finance offers a 4-year PhD position in economics.
Proposed doctoral thesis topic: "Labour market outcomes and individual health: Institutional challenges under changing world of work"

Supervisors: Professor Aaro Hazak

Description

Transformations in the world of work along with technological change may lead to the empowerment of diverse individuals and social groups but may also add to the socio-economic polarisation. The research challenge is to improve our understanding of how individual health as well as institutional and behavioural factors may relate to the capabilities, incentives and labour market outcomes of heterogeneous individuals. Appropriate consideration of inherent individual differences in economic policy and institutional design may lead to both improvements in individual wellbeing as well as increased efficiency in the use of human capital.

The research undertaken as part of the PhD project has a primarily empirical as well as a policy oriented focus. The conceptual underpinnings of the PhD project are broadly at the intersection of institutional economics, labour economics and industrial organisation theories. The main research output of this PhD project is 3-4 academic papers (incl. at least one single authored) published or accepted by high quality Scopus/WoS indexed journals by the end of the nominal study period. The position combines PhD studies with research related and other tasks as Early Stage Researcher, working under the instructions of the supervisor and senior research group members.

This PhD project is related to the European Commission Horizon 2020 research project “Individual Behaviour and Economic Performance: Methodological Challenges and Institutional Context” (IBEP), led by Tallinn University of Technology, in collaboration with Aalto, Helsinki and Tel Aviv universities.

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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Economics: Master Degree or equivalent
    Other: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

The applicants should fulfill the following requirements:

  • Master’s degree in economics or finance or other area strongly supporting research on this PhD project
  • Relevant experience in econometric modelling

Specific Requirements

The information for the PhD admission is available at TalTech’s web-page: https://www.taltech.ee/en/phd-admission

Required application documents:

  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Degree certificates
  • Copy of the passport

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Tallinn University of Technology
Estonia
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EURAXESS offer ID: 635848

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