Two PhD Positions in Development Economics
Courant Research Centre `Poverty, Equity and Growth in Developing and Transition Countries: Statistical Methods and Empirical Analysis'
Georg-August-University Göttingen (Germany)
The Courant Research Centre `Poverty, Equity and Growth' at the Georg-August University Göttingen is accepting applications for two Ph.D positions. This is an interdisciplinary centre that focuses on the study of development economics, agricultural economics and statistical methods. The two PhD positions form part of the Junior Research Group on Development Economics and are expected to do collaborative research with other members of the centre. The Junior Group on Development Economics works on the theoretical and empirical investigation of a wide range of policy relevant issues. For example this group uses survey and experimental data to study participation in illegal activities, adoption of environmentally friendly technologies and redistributive preferences among others.
The selection will depend on the candidate's research potential and the research proposal. Successful candidates will be awarded a three year 1/2 TV-L 13 research position and are expected to complete a PhD program either in Economics, Agricultural Economics or Statistics. The basic requirements include:
• A master degree in mathematics, economics, agricultural economics, demography, public policy or other closely-related fields,
• Good ability in quantitative and statistical methods;
• Good oral and written command of both German language and English. (The working language is English).
• Interest in pursuing an academic career after completing the Ph.D. degree.
Please send a CV including the name of two references, a two to three page research proposal and a piece of written work. In addition, please ensure that two letters of references are sent separately to firstname.lastname@example.org !
The deadline for applications is October 15th, 2009.
More information about the Courant Research Centre-PEG can be found on the centre's homepage: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/82144.html.
The Georg-August-University is committed to an equal opportunities policy in the recruitment and selection of staff. It therefore seeks to increase the participation of women in areas in which they are currently underrepresented and therefore explicitly urges women to apply. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favored.
Category: Development Economics/Agricultural Economics
For more information, please contact:
Marcela Ibanez Diaz
Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3
37073 Göttingen, Germany
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