Post-doctoral position in the field of economic history or demographic economics
Advertiser: ECARES (European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics), Université Libre de Bruxelles
Field(s) of specialization: Development; Growth - Economic History - Labor; Demographic Economics - Law and Economics - Political Economy
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: 50, Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, Building R42, Bruxelles, 1050, Belgium (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 3 years
Letters of reference required: 3
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 1 Dec 2020
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2020.
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Job opening

The European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES) of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) invites applications for a post-doctoral position in the field of fields of economic history, family/demographic economics, and/or development economics.

The recruited candidate will work together with Professor Paula E. Gobbi on her ERC project on “Inheritance, Demographics, and Economic Development.” The main objective of it being to understand the implications of the relationships between inheritance and demographics for economic development. The selected candidate will be fully involved in the project and help with the construction and analysis of databases, the supervision of PhD students and research assistants, and the organization of a workshop.


ECARES provides researchers with a high-quality research environment in economics, econometrics and statistics. ECARES fellows are leading researchers in various fields, who publish regularly in top and top-field journals, and is home to 6 ERC grant holders and 2 Franqui price winners.

ECARES is highly interactive: we have three weekly seminar series and co-organize two more seminar series with CORE (UCLouvain) and the National Bank of Belgium. It is also an antenna for CEPR. ECARES also hosts the doctoral school in Economics and Statistics, which attracts many first-class European and Non-European students.


We offer a full-time contract for three years. The contract starts between September 2021 and December 2021. The position involves no or extremely light teaching load. Salaries are competitive at the European level. The recruited person will benefit from the complete Belgian social insurance scheme (health care, etc.) without additional expenses.

Applicants are expected to show outstanding commitment to research and must have obtained a PhD by the start of the position.


Applications should be submitted via econjobmarket. The application package should contain the following documents:

- A curriculum vitae

- A cover letter mentioning why the candidate is interested in the position

- A job market paper

- 3 recommendation letters

Interviews and fly-outs: Interviews will be conducted remotely. Selected candidates will be invited to give a seminar at the ULB in January 2021.

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