PODER Network - ESR and ER fellowships in Development Economics
Applications are invited for Early Stage Researcher (ESR) and Experienced Researcher
(ER) Fellowships funded as part of Marie Curie Initial Training Networks, under the
European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme. The project PODER (Policy Design and Evaluation Research in Developing Countries) will run from 1
September 2013 to 31 August 2017. During this period the fellowships will sponsor
young researchers at one of seven participating institutions:
Bocconi University (Italy)
Paris School of Economics (France)
Facultes Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix à Namur (Belgium)
London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)
Stockholm University (Sweden)
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain)
University of Cape Town (South Africa)
PODER aims to provide a new generation of European doctoral students with training in the latest techniques for the design and evaluation of innovative and effective policies to fight poverty.
PODER’s research agenda will be organised around three work packages: 1) health, education and inequality, 2) private sector development, and 3) governance, political economy and institutions.
The position is full-time and will feature:
(a) formal coursework
(b) active participation in data collection and policy work in developing countries,
(c) internships with private sector partners
(d) opportunities to forge relationships with faculty throughout Europe
Appointed candidates will be expected to carry out research on one or more of the following topics and collaborate with local faculty:
- Bocconi: Conditional cash transfers in Brazil; Intra-household allocation and gender in Sub-Saharan Africa; The political economy of the media in developing countries; understanding financial and educational constraints on developing country entrepreneurship; Informal institutions and networks in development
- Paris School of Economics: The Industrial Organization of the Aid Sector: NGOs, Donors and Recipients; Long-term development in Africa and Asia and inequality: health, human capital accumulation, agriculture, and demography over 2 centuries; Evaluation of agricultural preferential trade agreements and export promotion schemes; Shocks and Intra-household inequality; Parents as school inputs: Role of parental involvement in pre-primary and primary education; Constraints to agricultural technology adoption
- Facultes Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix à Namur: Agriculture and family structure in Africa; Political economy of land titling; Microfinance and the poor; Access to land and the environment; The political economy of NGO interventions
- London School of Economics: Promoting basic entrepreneurship among the ultra-poor; Tackling youth unemployment and risky behaviours in developing countries; strengthening state capacity in developing countries and understanding the impact on the private sector; Understanding competition and the constraints on retail development in developing countries
- Stockholm University: Agricultural markets and technology adoption; Public service provision: Health; Public service provision : Education; The economics of conflict; Corruption: Impact and Reforms
- Universitat Pompeu Fabra: Improving the efficiency of public procurement in Chile; Long term Persistence, development and conflict; The economics of voting in Latin America; Industrial Pollution and health in developing countries; Development and technological change; Health related decision making and infectious diseases in developing countries
- University of Cape Town: Assets-based poverty traps in Africa; Schooling to work transitions in Africa; Policies promoting access to credit
Nr of positions available : 28
Economics - Economics of development
Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Experienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
First Stage Researcher (R1)
•The basic gross living allowance for the Early Stage Researcher Fellowships is up
to 38,000€/year1 + mobility allowance (€1000/month for researchers with
family charges; €700/month for researchers without family charges).
• The basic gross living allowance for the Experienced Researcher Fellowships
is up to 58,500 €/year2 + mobility allowance
Candidates must NOT be nationals of the country where they seek employment,
or have legally resided or have had their main activity in that country for more
than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the starting date.
For more information on the Marie Curie Actions please check the following
Comment/web site for additional job details
Requirements for Pre-Doctoral Researchers (Early Stage Researchers):
• Must be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research career.
This is calculated from the date they obtained a qualification (Masters or
equivalent) allowing them to embark on a doctorate.
• The length of individual appointment will be limited to between 3 and 36 months.
• Must be available full time
Requirements forPost-Doctoral Researchers (Experienced Researchers)
• Must either be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least 4 years of
full-time equivalent research experience;
• The research experience may not exceed 5 years at the time of recruitment;
• The length of individual appointment will be limited from 3 to 24 months
• Must be available full time
An application should be sent to CEPR at email@example.com.
Please mention PODER in the subject line.
The application should include the following:
o CV and Cover letter of interested candidates (including details of 3 referees)
o Completed Eligibility Questionnaire, available at:
1) Application deadline: October 20, 2013 - passed
2) Application deadline: February 28, 2014 - passed
3) Application deadline: May 31, 2014, start date: from September 1, 2014
For further information on these vacancies please contact Susann Hering, Senior Project Officer at: firstname.lastname@example.org or consult the project website: http://itnpoder.drupalgardens.com/
To better plan and organise their stay in a foreign European country, researchers and their families can also benefit of the free and personalised assistance offered by the EURAXESS Services Centres, a network of more than 200 centres located in 40 different European countries.
Centre for Economic Policy Research CEPR
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