Position in Economics/Econometrics of Poverty

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Applications are welcome for a two-year post-doctoral position in Economics/Econometrics of Poverty in the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE), Université catholique de Louvain, in Belgium. The position is part of the research project Poverty, Resource Equality and Social Policies (PoRESP), which aims at improving poverty measurement and at understanding the mechanisms of persistent poverty and the role of poverty policies. Our focus is both theoretical and empirical, and it is closely related to Welfare Economics, Behavioral Economics, and Family Economics. (For more information, see the PoRESP website.)

This position is oriented toward the economics/econometrics of individual well-being, which includes the theory of poverty measurement, the implementation of poverty measures, the estimation of demand systems, the use of satisfaction data to estimate well-being indices, and the econometrics of collective household models. The aim is to carry out research of high international standards documented through publications in internationally distinguished journals and through presentations at international conferences. Fellows are expected to contribute to the life of the research team PoRESP, to publish their research results in the discussion paper series of CORE, to present seminars at CORE and to 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), presentation skills and the ability to work in teams are mandatory.

Practical information

The net revenue of the fellowship (of the order of 2050 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 submitted to ECONOMICS, before December 15, 2013.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to meet Faculty members either at the RES meeting in London on January 10-11, 2014, or at CORE during the week of January 27-31, 2014.

| contact : Axelle Depireux | 25/10/2013 |