CORE Postdoctoral Position in Economics of Poverty: Call for Applications

Applications are welcome for a two- or three-year post-doctoral position in theoretical or empirical economics of Poverty in the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE), Université catholique de Louvain, in Belgium. The position is part of a research project on social preferences and poverty. Preferences are said to be social when individuals’ behaviors may be affected by changes in parameters that are determined in their social environment. This includes issues of identity, norms and social categories.

Candidates are expected to develop theoretical or empirical research related to the concepts of social preferences and poverty. Research on the influence on social norms on female labor force participation is a typical example. The aim is to carry out research of high international standards documented through publications in internationally distinguished journals and through presentations at international conferences. Moreover, the selected candidate will contribute to the life of a research team (led by Prof. F. Maniquet) in poverty economics, publish research results in the discussion paper series of CORE, present seminars at CORE and interact with faculty and students in residence at CORE. The position does not include teaching.

We are interested both by promising young candidates who will complete their Ph.D. degree before September 1st and by more mature candidates who have demonstrated their research experience through publications. Knowledge of French is NOT required. Excellent English (written and oral) and presentation skills and the ability to work in team are mandatory.

Additional Information

The net revenue of the fellowship (of the order of 2200 euros) includes health insurance. The trip from the candidate’s living place is reimbursed. CORE secretariat will help the candidate search for an accommodation. A research budget for travel, lodging expenses abroad and other professional expenses is also offered.

Applications (CV, sample papers and at least two reference letters) must be filed through AcademicJobsOnline, before December 28, 2015.

After a first selection, candidates will be interviewed at the ASSA meeting in San Francisco, January 3-5, or the RES meeting in London, January 8-9, 2016. 

> Former CORE Postdoctoral Fellows and current position.



| contact : Axelle Depireux | 18/12/2015 |