Postdoctoral position in Labor Economics
Advertiser: Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
Field(s) of specialization: Labor; Demographic Economics
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: Helleveien 30, Bergen, 5045, Norway
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 31 Dec 2020
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2020.
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Ad text:

NHH in Bergen, Norway, invites applicants for a three-year postdoctoral position in Labor Economics with a focus on combining register, experimental and surveys in analyzing child development, intergenerational mobility and education at the Department of Economics.

We are looking for an excellent economist with expected completion of PhD no later than date of commencement. In the assessment of applicants, international experience and qualifications will be emphasized. In the event of equivalent qualifications, female applicants will be given preference.

The Department has high ambitions in terms of research where the main research areas in addition to Labor Economics are; Behavioral Economics, Development Economics, Industrial Organization, Macro- and Resource Economics, International Trade and Applied Microeconomics.

The position is a part of the Centre of Excellence, FAIR. Research in applied labor at FAIR focuses on understanding the drivers of inequality with a particular focus on how inequality develops over the life cycle from pre-school and even pre-natal, during school, and in the labor market and even across generations. The research groups work with population wide register data, and for this position there will be a special focus on combining register data with experimental and survey data to understand drivers of inequality. Both the labor group and the behavioral group will be involved in this effort. The labor group has many large research projects on inequality in general, including on childhood development, intergenerational mobility and crime. The new hire will be encouraged to work on these topics, but also to develop an individual research agenda in collaboration with the members of the research group. The position will involve moderate administrative duties.

The position is based in Bergen, but research travel will be encouraged and there are also opportunities for research stays at collaborating institutions.

We offer:

  • Competitive terms depending on level of competence/length of service
  • Academically stimulating working environment
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund - Good pension and welfare benefits (e.g. parental leave)

The application should contain details of the applicant's scientific and pedagogical education and work experience. The application and enclosed documentation, including a CV, a maximum of 5 published or unpublished research papers and a complete list of papers.

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