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PhD student (joint degree UGent-UCLouvain) - Belgium  

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Posted on : 10 July 2017

Project Description

• The candidate writes a doctoral thesis under the supervision of Profs. Bart Cockx (SHERPPA, UGent), Muriel Dejemeppe (IRES, UCL) and Bruno Van der Linden (IRES, UCL). The objective is to obtain a joint PhD degree in economics of UGent and UCLouvain.

• The research is focused on a project entitled “Scrapping Benefits for Youth: Does it Bring Jobs or Just Misery?”. The description of the research project can be downloaded on o http://users.ugent.be/~bcockx/research_proposal_17.pdf

• The competencies and research interests of the promoters are described on o https://sites.google.com/site/bartcockxsite/ o https://perso.uclouvain.be/muriel.dejemeppe/ o http://perso.uclouvain.be/bruno.vanderlinden/

• In addition to executing the tasks described in the research project, the PhD candidate will improve his/her research skills by completing a doctoral training programme. This includes advanced courses within the Belgian Graduate School in Economics, and attending and presenting research in seminars and international conferences.

For more information on a Ph.D. in Economics at UGent and UCL

o http://www.ugent.be/eb/en/research/doctorates-phds/apply-doctorate/overview.htm

o https://uclouvain.be/en/faculties/espo/esl/ph-d-esl.html

Profile of the candidate

• As of the date of hiring, you are holder of a Master degree (120 credits) in Economics, Business Economics, Business Engineering, or Statistics, which you should have completed at least with honours.

• You can work independently, accurately and systematically.

• You have an interest in applied quantitative methods, labour economics and micro-econometric evaluation of labour market policies.

• Knowledge of French and/or Dutch is not required but is an asset.

Offer

• A full-time research scholarship for one year, with the possibility of renewal up to two or three additional years.

• Salary net of taxes is of the order of 1,900 € per month. The recruited person benefits from the complete Belgian insurance scheme without additional expenses.

• SHERPPA (UGent) and IRES (UCL) will provide the PhD student with office space and computer facilities. The PhD student will divide his/her time between the two research centres according to arrangements to be agreed upon.

How to apply

Send not later than July 13, 2017 to prof. Bruno Van der Linden (bruno.vanderlinden@uclouvain.be)

• a letter of motivation, • a transcript of your grades (of all subjects) and/or your degree(s) at university,

• the master thesis (if available, full text and abstract),

• GRE scores (if available)

• your CV, in which you mention two academic referees who could be contacted for reference letters.

A decision will be taken shortly afterwards.

Do not hesitate to send a mail for more info (bart.cockx@ugent.be).