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PhD student (joint degree UGent-UCLouvain) Ghent Belgium,  

Ghent University (company)

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

" The competencies and research interests of the promoters are described on o o o

" 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



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.


" 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


9000 Ghent, Belgium

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