PhD in Public Economics, Switzerland

Deadline: 06/2010
Open to: candidates have, or are upon completion of, a Master’s degree in Economics
Scholarship: very attractive

Doctoral Assistant Position in Public Economics
Faculty of Economics
Institute for Microeconomics and Public Economics (MecoP)
University of Lugano

The Institute for Microeconomics and Public Economics (MecoP) at the Faculty of Economics, University of Lugano, invites applications for up to two Doctoral Assistant positions for up to four years. The starting date is October 2010, but a later date is possible. The working environment (including infrastructure and remuneration for teaching and research assistance) is very attractive.

The successful candidate(s) will be full-time PhD students at the University of Lugano, under the supervision of Professor Jametti. As such the candidates’ main focus will be on doctoral
research and completion of related PhD courses (with a possibility to pursue doctoral courses at the Study Center Gerzensee). The research topics will be in Political Economy and/or Fiscal Federalism with an emphasis on empirical applications. Since the positions are financed
through grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation, research projects will insert
themselves into these projects. In addition candidates will provide part-time assistance in the
institute’s research projects and teaching activities.

The ideal candidates have, or are upon completion of, a Master’s degree in Economics,  Econometrics or a related field.

To inquire or to apply for these positions please e-mail:

Candidates should include a complete CV and the following information:

1-  A transcript of your university education.
2-  A description of attended courses in Microeconomics and Econometrics specifying the
grade, the level and the main textbook used for each course;
3-  The names of two academic references that could be contacted for more information.

The received applications will be regularly reviewed until the position is filled. Owing to the large number of enquiries received, only those applicants whose profiles are likely to fit the positions will be notified for further details and eventual interviews. Qualified applicants will be contacted no earlier than June, 2010.

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