Postdoctoral Research Position in Economics and Household Finance
Advertiser: Economics Department, Università della Svizzera Italiana
Field(s) of specialization: Any field
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: Via Giuseppe Buffi 13, Lugano, TI, 6900, Switzerland (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2021-10-01
Job duration: 3 years
Letters of reference required: 2
Application deadline: 1 Dec 2020 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 31 Jan 2021
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2020.
Interviews will also be conducted at
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The Institute of Economics of the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in Lugano, Switzerland is seeking to fill a Postdoctoral position.

Applications received by December 1, 2021 will be given priority. The starting date is October 1, 2021, but an earlier or later date is also possible.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in Economics or Finance before taking up the position. The appointment is initially for up to three years with annual renewals. The position can potentially be extended by participating in competitive funding opportunities, both through career funding projects (e.g. SNF Ambizione, Marie Curie, etc.) or as part of a research team (e.g. standard SNF project grants). The university provides support with all applications.


The research focus of the position is on empirical topics broadly related to household finance, specifically to the relationship between individual earnings risk and housing market risk. The ideal candidate has research interests in applied economics, in particular in household finance, public economics, urban economics, applied macroeconomics, or a related field.

The Institute of Economics at USI offers an exciting research environment, competitive terms and conditions, and generous research support. The annual salary ranges from CHF 80,000 to 85,000 (USD 87,000-93,000). Knowledge of Italian is not a requirement. USI is one of the academic partners of the Swiss Finance Institute (SFI).

Complete applications include:

1.    Cover letter

2.    CV

3.    Job market papers

4.    At least two letters of recommendation


Applications should be uploaded here or sent to


Interviews will be conducted online subsequently and on the European Job Market (EJM) until the position is filed.

Owing to the large number of applications received, only those applicants whose profiles are likely to fit the positions will be notified for further details and eventual interviews.

Please contact Prof. Lorenz Kueng ( for further information.

Submission materials required
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Job market paper
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Other material (in one file) (optional)
  • Video presentation of job market paper (optional)
  • Letters of reference: 2
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