PhD Scholarships in Economics

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 19 Apr 2021

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for PhD scholarships in Economics. We welcome research proposals in all areas of economics. The Department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities.

The Department of Economics at CBS provides research, teaching and knowledge transfer within the core areas of economics, i.e. microeconomics, macroeconomics, and quantitative methods. The Department is especially active in business-related, applied economic research, and has three research centres: Centre for Innovation (CFI), Pension Research Centre (PeRCent), and Copenhagen School of Energy Infrastructure (CSEI). The Department offers high quality education within an extensive number of full-time and part-time programs available at CBS, including a structured PhD program.

The three-year PhD programme at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS researchers, supported by research training courses in a mix of fundamental compulsory courses and specialized electives. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme, http://uk.cbs.dk/phd .  

It is required that the applicant shows an interest in joining the Department’s research environment, see www.cbs.dk/econ and in particular https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-economics/phd-program

CBS PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are increasingly demanded. One third of CBS PhD graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research institutions. 

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities). 

For further information please contact:  PhD coordinator and Professor Dolores Romero Morales, e-mail drm.eco@cbs.dk . Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/econ .

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation. 

General information:
A PhD scholarship runs for a period of three years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 27.593 up to 33.324 depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17.1 %

The salary level and appointment are determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation. 

The PhD student will be enrolled in the CBS PhD School.

To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters’ level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). An educational background in economics or related fields is necessary. Normally, the applicant has successfully completed the Master’s degree before commencing PhD at CBS. However, we will also consider master students for enrolment in the 4+4 scheme. The applicants must be fluent in English.  

The application (see link below) must include a project description (approx. five pages). This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material, a work-plan, as well as relevant bibliographic references. 

In addition to the research proposal, the application must include copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level along with a grade transcript, brief curriculum vitae (CV), a list of papers and publications, and one copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis). Applicants must enclose documentation for English language skills.

Recruitment procedure
The Recruitment Committee expects to shortlist at least two to five applicants to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.  

Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment. 

Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application. 

Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at http://uk.cbs.dk/phd .


Application deadline 19. April 2021


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