Phd Position In Applied Economics (1.0 Fte)

Utrecht University
June 07, 2023
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PhD Position in Applied Economics (1.0 FTE)

Job description The Utrecht University School of Economics is looking for a PhD candidate in applied economics. The PhD candidate will engage in research (0.9 FTE) in a project on Dutch commercial court cases and the economic implications of verdicts by judges, and is expected to generate high-quality research resulting in a doctoral dissertation. The PhD candidate's teaching (0.1 FTE) will be complementary to research activities: it will encompass courses in the areas of data science, and programming.


We are looking for candidates with a Research Master's degree in economics, with an interest and specialization in Data Science, and particularly, in natural language processing and associated deep learning methods. An ability and enthusiasm for programming, data science, natural language processing, and related areas is a must.

  • a (Research) Master's degree in a discipline relevant to the PhD project (preferably Economics, or another quantitative discipline);
  • good study results and analytical skills;
  • programming ability in Python;
  • an interest in and motivation for scientific research;
  • good command of spoken and written English;
  • good knowledge of written Dutch (the primary data involves Dutch-language transcripts of court cases).
  • Candidates are selected on the basis of their CV, academic qualifications, motivation, and interview(s) with the supervising team.

    Offer You will be offered a temporary position (1.0 FTE) for the duration of 3 years. About the organization

    Sharing science, shaping tomorrow. A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major strategic themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

    Additional information For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Bas Machielsen (Assistant Professor of Applied Economics), via [email protected] Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives.

    The application deadline is 07/06/2023

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