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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Applied Microeconomics

The Department of Applied Economics in the Erasmus School of Economics invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Applied Microeconomics …

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Burgemeester Oudlaan, Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
40 uur


The Department of Applied Economics in the Erasmus School of Economics invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Applied Microeconomics (Labour, Health, IO). The appointment is for four years.

You will have a PhD in Economics and expertise in Applied Microeconomics, with a focus on empirical analysis using micro data. You will have latitude to follow your own research agenda, although collaboration with faculty and PhD students in sports economics is expected. The position is research focused with a reduced teaching load of one course per academic year plus theses supervision.


The successful candidate is expected to hold a recently acquired Ph.D. in Economics or Econometrics with demonstrated research expertise in Applied Microeconomics preferably, but not necessarily with some experience in sports economics research. The position requires strong quantitative skills and an ability to handle and manage micro data sets. Candidates should demonstrate strong potential for high-level international publications and an excellent knowledge of English.


The appointment will be to the position of postdoctoral research fellow for a period of 4 years. The preferred starting date is September 1, 2018. Remuneration will be in accordance with scale 11 set by the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU). Fulltime work (38 hours per week) will pay between € 3.475, and € 4.757 depending on the experience of the candidate. In addition, there is an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.

Additional information

Qualified applicants should send by mail or email a letter of application, curriculum vitae, an example research paper and the names and addresses of two references to: Ms. Manuela Ettekoven-de Vaal, Department of Applied Economics, Tinbergen Building, P.O. Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, the Netherlands, ettekoven@ese.eur.nl. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2018. For more information about this position, you may contact Jan van Ours (vanours@ese.eur.nl) or Thomas Peeters (peeters@ese.eur.nl).


The expertise of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is concentrated in the fields of Business Administration, Economics, Medicine and Health Sciences, Law, Social Sciences, History, Culture and Communication, and Philosophy. In addition to the initial degree programmes and scientific research, the University offers specific postgraduate study programmes and courses. Erasmus University has around 25,000 students and some 2,700 staff members.

Economics at Erasmus
ESE is one of the largest economics schools in Europe. Located in the Tinbergen Building, ESE strives to maintain the strong tradition of Dutch universities in Economics and Econometrics. In the most recent QS World University Rankings, ESE is rated 1st in Economics/Econometrics in the Netherlands, 11th in Europe and 40th in the World. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Erasmus is rated 2nd for Economics and Business in the Netherlands, 3rd in Europe and 17th in the world.
For more information about ESE see: https://www.eur.nl/en/ese/

Department of Applied Economics at ESE
The Department of Applied Economics is one of the four departments of Erasmus School of Economics. The researchers within the Department are organized in three research groups, i.e. Health Economics, Behavioural Economics and Strategy and Entrepreneurship Economics. The research groups work in close cooperation with the Tinbergen and ERIM research institutes, two leading centres for Economics and Management research in Europe. Quite a few applied economics researchers can link their work to sports economics.
For more information about the department see: https://www.eur.nl/en/ese/department-applied-economics

Erasmus Centre of Applied Sports Economics (ECASE)
At ESE, research in sports economics is facilitated through the Erasmus Centre for Applied Sports Economics (ECASE) which is embedded in the Department of Applied Economics. The core group consists of Jan van Ours, Thomas Peeters and Stefan Szymanski. Jan van Ours is Professor of Applied Economics and has published a variety of papers on sports in recent years. Thomas Peeters is Assistant Professor and wrote his PhD on topics related to professional sports. Stefan Szymanski is Professor of Sport Management at the University of Michigan and he has a part-time affiliation to Erasmus School of Economics. His popularizing books and academic writing are among the most cited work on sports economics. For more information about ECASE see: https://www.eur.nl/en/ese/erasmus-centre-applied-sports-economics