ORGANISATION/COMPANYTallinn University of Technology
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE31/05/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONEstonia › Tallinn
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
OFFER STARTING DATE01/09/2021
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
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.
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELEconomics: Master Degree or equivalentOther: Master Degree or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Good
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
The information for the PhD admission is available at TalTech’s web-page: https://www.taltech.ee/en/phd-admission
Required application documents:
- Motivation letter
- Degree certificates
- Copy of the passport
EURAXESS offer ID: 635848
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