Postdoctoral position in Labor/Gender Economics (Dulbea, ULB, Brussels, Belgium)
Advertiser: Département d’économie appliquée, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Field(s) of specialization: Labor; Demographic Economics - Health; Education; Welfare
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: CP114/2, AV FD Roosevelt, 50, Brussels, Brussels Capital, 1050, Belgium
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2023-08-15
Job duration: 1 year
Letters of reference required: 2
Application deadline: 15 May 2023 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 30 Jun 2023
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting May, 2023.
Ad text:

The Department of Applied Economics (Dulbea) at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management is offering a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Economics. The fellowship will provide successful candidates with the opportunity to join a dynamic research team at the Dulbea studying different labor market policies with a special focus on health/disability and gender. Pursuant to this initiative, this team is currently (1) studying the effect of broadband diffusion on individuals’ mental health and (2) investigating how subsidizing the purchase of personal household services (PHS) could impact the labor supply of women and eventually decrease the gender wage gap. This research team is also running an RCT to evaluate different programs for disability insurance (DI) recipients with mental disorders and another one on participation in return-to-work programs for DI. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to this research agenda in collaboration with Sofia Fernandez Guerrico and Ilan Tojerow of the research team for the purpose of achieving an excellent publication performance. The grant will start in the summer of 2023 for a year with the possibility of an extension.

Candidate profile:

Applicants should hold a PhD in economics and have strong research interests in empirical health, labor, and gender economics. Outstanding skills in empirical microeconomics with advanced experience in statistical programming software (e.g. STATA, R) are essential. They should also show interest in public policy and its evaluation. Fluency in English is required. Light teaching could be included. To be eligible, the candidate should not have resided or carried out his/her main activity in Belgium for more than 24 months during the last 3 years.

For more information:

Prof. Ilan Tojerow, SBS-EM (Dulbea), ULB & IZA,

Dr. Sofia Fernandez Guerrico, SBS-EM (Dulbea), ULB,

Applications should be submitted in English and must include the following:

1) A motivation letter;

2) A full resume including a list of publications;

3) your job market paper;

4) two letters of reference;

5) A copy of the PhD’s diploma or a letter indicating the expected defense date;

6) Full applications must be sent by e-mail to

Applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

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