Post-doctoral scholarship (3-years) in Econometrics  

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The Department of Economics at Umeå School of Business and Economics is looking for a promising researcher in applied or theoretical econometrics to join our group.

The Post-doctoral scholarship is financed by Tore Browaldh’s Foundation, Handelsbanken. The holder of the scholarships is expected to perform and publish research in their specialist areas, and to contribute to the development of the research of the department of economics. Funding is for an initial period of three years but can be extended for three additional years subject to a review of the research contribution. 

The Department of Economics at Umeå School of Business and Economics has a well-established tradition in econometrics research. The focus has been and continues to be on both methodology and applications in various areas of economics, including labour economics, public economics, finance, environmental and resource economics, health economics. Current research interests of the econometric group cover distribution theory, identification of econometric models, microeconometrics in particular of structural models of labour market behavior, econometrics of auctions models applied to the analysis of public procurements and in health economics, factor models, etc. Our aim is to make the Department of Economics a Centre of excellence in Econometrics.

Starting Date: March 1 2018, or later by agreement.

Eligibility requirements
Applicants will have obtained their PhD degree within five years from the application date.

Assessment criteria

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct relevant research of high international quality;
  • A promising publication record;
  • Willingness to collaborate on research activities in economics in an international research environment;
  • Potential ability to attract external research funding.

The primary basis for selection will be the ability to carry out and publish high quality research in economics and to contribute to the research activities of the Department of Economics.

The application must be written in English and shall include the following components:

  1. Cover sheet with contact information;
  2. Curriculum Vitae;
  3. Copies of original degree certificates;
  4. Description of previous research experience (1-2 pages);
  5. Description of future research plans, (1 page);
  6. Names and contact details of at least two personal references
  7. Publication list;
  8. Selected publications (maximum 5).

Application marked with reference number FS 2.1.6-2058-17, should be sent in electronic format (pdf), as one pdf document for point 1-7 and publications as separate pdf files, to A complete application must be submitted no later than January 31, 2018.

For more information about the Post-doctoral scholarship please contact: Professor Giovanni Forchini, or Professor Gauthier Lanot,

We will be available for skype meetings during the ASSA meeting in Philadelphia, January 4–7, 2018 (in the mornings from 7am to 11am) and then afterwards by appointments (contact us by email or The skype address is glanot. We will also be present at the RES PhD meeting in London, December 19-20, 2017, if you want to have a chat with us.

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