Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Post-doctoral position at University of Granada: Apply for an Athenea3i-2018 Research Fellowship at the Department of Applied Economics

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    30/10/2018 10:00 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor Angeles Sánchez Domínguez, from the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for an Athenea3i Research Fellowship in 2018 at this University. The information about the Fellowship conditions, how to apply, Eligibility Criteria, Selection Process, Evaluation Process, etc. is available in https://athenea3i.ugr.es/. Please note that applicants must comply with the Eligibility Criteria (https://athenea3i.ugr.es/?page_id=23).  

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. It serves more than 60000 students per year, including many foreign students, as UGR is the leader host institution in the Erasmus program. UGR, featuring 3650 professors and more than 2000 auxiliary personnel, offers a total of 75 degrees through its 112 departments and 28 centers.

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://www.arwu.org/), and it is also well recognized for its web presence (http://www.4icu.org/top200/).

Internationally, we bet decidedly by our participation in the calls of H2020, both at partner and coordination. For the duration of the Seventh Framework Programme, the UGR has obtained a total of 66 projects, with total funding of 17.97 million euros, and for H2020, until 2015, more than 25 projects with total funding of more than 6 million euros. Our more than 3,000 researchers are grouped into 365 research groups covering all scientific fields and disciplines.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group



The candidate would join the research group Public Economy and Globalization (SEJ393), located in the Department of Applied Economics (University of Granada).

The group consists of 20 senior and young researchers.

The main research lines are: well-being, happiness, health economics, inequality, poverty, human development, assessment of public policies, education economics.


Project description


We will focus on the study of the relationship between subjective well-being and economic inequality.

Recent decades have witnessed a growing interest in developing better approaches to measure economic and social progress and to monitor well-being in a more comprehensive way. The traditional measures of welfare, like economic growth, have not fulfilled the needs a society has to effectively monitor the progress. Increasing the subjective well-being of people is an ultimate objective, and end in itself. Findings indicate that improvements in subjective well-being have positive effects for people and society throughout a wide range of variables, for instance a larger life expectancy, improvements in labour productivity, greater participation in voluntary and altruistic activities, etc.

Concurrently, as a consequence of the economic crisis, the situation has worsened in several  countries and therefore inequalities and poverty have reached very high levels. What is the association between well-being and inequality? Do inequalities matter to citizens in different countries? Are more egalitarian societies reporting a higher level of happiness?

Thus, identify the relationships and ties between subjective well-being and economic inequality could be highly convenient for the public policies, since the results could imply reconsideration of the development strategies to follow, as well as the reforms to be implemented.

Research Area

  • Economic Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities (ECO-SOC)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Angeles Sánchez Domínguez (sancheza@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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