Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

MSCA-IF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of Applied Economics.

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    01/07/2020 13:30 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor Fernando García Quero, from the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) in 2020 at this University. Please note that applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information: http://sl.ugr.es/0aNV).

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. The UGR has been awarded with the "Human Resources Excellence in Research (HRS4R)", which reflects the UGR’s commitment to continuously improve its human resource policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The UGR is also a leading institution in research, located in the top 5/10 of Spanish universities by a variety of ranking criteria, such as national R&D projects, fellowships awarded, publications, or international funding.

UGR is one of the few Spanish Universities listed in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking (http://sl.ugr.es/0aw0). The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) places the UGR in 268th position in the world and as the 4th highest ranked University in Spain, reaffirming its position as an institution at the forefront of national and international research. From the perspective of specialist areas in the ARWU rankings, the UGR is outstanding in Documentation (ranked in the 36th in the world) or Food science technology (ranked 37th in the world), Mathematics and Computer Science (ranked among the top 76-100 in the world).

The UGR has 4 researchers at the top of the Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list in the Computer Science area. With regard to broader subject fields, the UGR is ranked in 45th position in the universities worldwide in the discipline of Engineering. It is also well recognized for its web presence (http://sl.ugr.es/0a6i) taking 36th place in the top 200 Universities in Europe. Internationally, we bet decidedly by our participation in the calls of the Framework Programme of the European Union. For the duration of the last two Framework Programmes, the UGR has obtained a total of 66 projects, with total funding of 18.02 million euros, and for H2020, 80 projects with total funding around 20.6 million euros.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group

The team of the University of Granada created for this project has five members and a multidisciplinary background: economics, anthropology, education, pedagogy and statistics. The researchers have different professional backgrounds because of the value of discussing problems or challenges from varied perspectives, including: political economy and development studies; intercultural education; bibliometric analyses, bibliographical analyses; qualitative analyses; quantitative methodology; and ethnographic analyses. The researcher will also join the research group “Economic History, Institutions and Development” (SEJ 476, Junta de Andalucía), coordinated by Fernando García Quero.

Project description

The New Orthodoxies of Development Economics (NOED), and especially the incorporation of Experimental Economics into the field of Development Studies, have endorsed a strategic change in the official agenda of the United Nations to fight poverty. In this regard, the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development approved in 2015 focuses on alleviating the symptoms of poverty rather than the structural causes that produce it. The postdoctoral researcher will be inserted into a line of work that will analyze if the NOED and the Agenda 2030 are adequate to tackle developmental issues and allow a continuous improvement in the living conditions of the most vulnerable populations. The specific research objectives are: (1) To analyze whether a revitalisation or decline of Development Studies is taking place; (2) To assess whether the official agenda corrects the ethnocentric, anglocentric, anthropocentric and patriarchal biases that have dominated the discipline; (3) To provide an alternative framework to the NOED based on the ‘Other Canon’ tradition in Development Studies and the Postdevelopment Theories (Degrowth, Ecofeminism, etc.). The researcher will carry out a literature and a bibliometric review of Development Studies at the academic (scientific research and teaching of the discipline) and political levels (United Nations Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development).

Research Area

Economic Sciences (ECO) and Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Fernando García Quero (fgquero@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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