1 Doctoral Candidate (PhD Student) in Economics (M/F)

University of Luxembourg

Deadline for Application: 15 September 2018

The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University.

The Doctoral Training Unit on Enforcement in Multi-level Regulatory Systems II (REMS-II) is opening 1 funded PhD position in economics.

Doctoral candidate (PhD Student) in Economics (M/F)

  • Ref: DTU REMS II - R-AGR-3414 (to be mentioned in all correspondence)
  • Fixed- term 14-month initial contract, extendable to 48 months,
  • Full-time position, 40h/week,
  • Employee and Student status

For information on this training programme and on the specific areas see the link below



  • The doctoral candidate will conduct research under the guidance of a professor with the aim of studying towards a PhD in Economics.
  • The doctoral candidate will research on the public-private divide and its challenges to contract enforcement, in particular to public-private partnerships, multilevel regulation, debt leverage and compliance, from a theory or empirical perspective.
  • The doctoral candidate is expected to enrol in the Doctoral School in Economics and Finance and in the broader research program of REMSII. She/he is expected to make links between the perspectives from the disciplines of Law, Economics and Finance.
  • The doctoral candidate will publish research results and present them at conferences, workshops, etc.
  • S/he shall contribute to the teaching of classes ranging from one to three hours per week, of small group teachings and tutorials.

Your profile

  • Degree in Master in Economics and/or Finance (Research Track, Quantitative orientation, MSc, MPhil); additional education in Law disciplines is a strong advantage.
  • Have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment; fluency in English is required.
  • Strong interest in interdisciplinary research.
  • Excellent communication and team working skills are required.

We offer

  • Fully-funded 4-year position.
  • An exciting international and multilingual research environment and the possibility to work within a research team focused on enforcement in multi-level regulatory systems.
  • Personal workspace (full-time contract requires the doctoral candidate to work at the University premises).
  • Travel opportunities for training and learning.
  • The University offers highly competitive salaries based on the candidate's experience and is an equal opportunity employer.

Further Information
Applications should be submitted online before 15 September 2018 and must include the following: 

  • Completed online application form;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • Copies of university degrees (to the extent possible, please include university transcripts and official details of class rank);
  • A research proposal linked to the project description and to one of the issue areas of the call (2000 words-long, containing an explanation of the topic, its scientific background and why the applicant considers it to be important; a research question and the specific aim of the research proposal; methodology; timeline for completion, and a short bibliography);
  • Two letters of recommendation by professors familiar with the applicant's academic legal training commenting on the applicant's ability to conduct academic research;
  • Proof of language proficiency in English and / or French if those languages are not the mother tongue of the applicant.

PhD Supervisors and Research Areas 

Prof. Pierre Picard, Microeconomics

Prof. Joana Mendes, REMS-II Coordinator, EU Administrative Law

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

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