CALL OF INTEREST
POSITIONS AS RESEARCH FELLOW AT ITALIAN UNIVERSITIES:
University of Bologna, Ca' Foscari University, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Under the Italian PRIN Project entitled “Hi-di network econometric analysis of high dimensional models with network structures in macroeconomics and finance – PROT. 2017TA7TYC” funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, the Departments of Economics at the University of Bologna, the Department of Economics of the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and the Faculty of Economics and Management at Free University of Bozen-Bolzano are opening a call of interest for three positions as Research Fellow (one position for each university). The positions will be funded by the project up to 24 months.
The research project covers the following topics:
(i) Development of novel multivariate econometric models and methods able to deal with network effects and to take into account time varying relationships. Attention will be paid on how latent factors drive economic systems and are subject to instability. Their roles will be studied and compared in the pre- and post-coronavirus era.
(ii) Analysis of interconnected networks: either physical or intangible networks, observed or estimated. Results will expand academic knowledge on statistical modelling of network event data in a broad range of areas including, but not limited to, social media information diffusion, economic/financial crises contagion and epidemic/disease spread phaenomena.
(iii) Economic impact of uncertainty: uncertainty is expected to act as a key driving factor in the aftermath of the covid-19 shock and the focus will be also on the policy actions necessary at the macro level to offset the economic consequences of a shock of size never experienced by world economies after WW2.
Interested researchers can express their willingness to apply not later than 31st May 2020. Applications should include the CV of the candidate a short research proposal related to the topics covered by the project, and the indication of the University where the research activity will be carried out.
For further information please contact:
- Monica Billio (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Department of Economics of the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
- Giuseppe Cavaliere (email@example.com) - Departments of Economics at the University of Bologna
- Francesco Ravazzolo (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Faculty of Economics and Management at Free University of Bozen-Bolzano