PhD Studentships 2017- MacCaLM: Credit and Labour Market Foundations of the Macroeconomy

University of Edinburgh - School of Economics

MacCaLM 2017

Project: MacCaLM: Credit and Labour Market Foundations of the Macroeconomy

Supervisory Team: Mike Elsby, Maia Guell, Sevi Rodriguez-Mora, Andy Snell, Jonathan Thomas, Ludo Viscchers, Tim Worrall

Three fully funded Economics studentships available at the University of Edinburgh

At the University of Edinburgh, we’re looking for outstanding scholars to take up three studentships funded by the School of Economics in the area of credit and labour market foundations in macroeconomics.

As a PhD student your research will be part of the ESRC large grant on credit and labour market foundations of the macroeconomy (2015-2020) led by Professor John Hardman Moore. The project includes nine other co-investigators from the School of Economics at Edinburgh together with international investigators from Princeton, Michigan, Rochester, Pennsylvania, Amsterdam and Stockholm. These co-investigators will help support you as you conduct research that will make a significant impact on both academia and practice.

Our doctoral programme

Our doctoral programme is structured to ensure that you receive training throughout your first year including in the following areas: microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. You will also begin to develop your research. After first year, you will focus on your research and the development of your thesis.

Our research community

You will join an active research community and participate in regular seminars hosted by academics of international reputation, workshops and discussion groups.

Entrance requirements

The normal requirement for entry to the programme is a distinction in a masters in economics from a UK University or its international equivalent. If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate proficiency in English.

In addition, all applicants’ research interests must match those of the grant objectives. You can find more information about the objectives on the MacCaLM website.

Applicants will be asked to write a short research summary (up to 1500 words) explaining how their research interests match those of the grant objectives. This summary should also briefly demonstrate an applicants’ understanding of the topic, primary literature and how they might approach their given topic.


We have three fully funded studentships available, the studentship provides an annual stipend of approximately £17,000 per year (including a £3,000 economics enhancement) and covers tuition fees in full. In return you will be required to undertake some tutorial teaching.

How to apply

Interested candidates can also contact Fiona Ross at for further information.

You can submit an application, along with your transcript, degree certificate and research summary, by visiting the Economics degree page ( On your application, you should note your interest in the MacCaLM scholarship opportunity.

Closing Date

Early applications are encouraged. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis but with an absolute deadline of Monday 5th June 2017.

* The University of Edinburgh is consistently ranked within the world’s top 50 universities. 

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