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PhD Research Position in Economics with a focus on Energy Economics

Universitat Bern - Center of Competence for Public Management (KPM)

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Bern - Switzerland
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: £30,000 gross salary.
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 3rd May 2019
Expires: 3rd August 2019

The professorship for “State and Market” at the Center of Competence for Public Management (KPM) at the University of Bern is seeking to fill a 

PhD research position in economics with a focus on energy economics 

The “State and Market” professorship is part of the Center of Competence for Public Management at the University of Bern. Successful candidates are expected to conduct applied econometric research in the field of energy economics.

The successful candidate will contribute to research projects on the liberalisation of energy markets, diffusion of renewable energy and its effect on household energy consumption, demand side management of energy systems.

The main focus of this position will be on research. Depending upon your preferences, it might furthermore involve a small teaching load. 

You hold an MA in economics or a related field (ideally, with some knowledge of statistical methods). Interest in applied micro econometric research is of advantage and German language proficiency is necessary. You want to acquire a Ph.D. in Economics. The successful candidate is expected to follow the Programme for Beginning Doctoral Students in Economics in Gerzensee which requires a high score in the mathematics part of the GRE test for admission. Attending a similar doctoral programme in economics is also possible. 

You will have the opportunity to conduct academic and policy-relevant economic research in an inspiring environment at the University of Bern. The appointment is for a fixed term of three to four years. Gross salary will be 75% of a full time position in accordance with the regulations of the University of Bern. The starting date is subject to negotiation.

Please apply by sending your application documents (cover letter, CV, letter of recommendation) in German or English to:  

The position is to be filled as soon as possible. Applications are welcome as long as this job profile is advertised on

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