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Job posted by Centre for Economic Policy Research (23/07/2014 11.05)

Marie Curie Actions funded job vacancy Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Fellowship (x2)

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Applications are invited for Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Fellowships funded as part of Marie Curie Initial Training Networks, under the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme. The project runs from 1 May 2011 to 30 April 2015.

There are currently two vacancies for ESRs at Bocconi University (Italy) as part of the DISSETTLE program, starting in November 2014 and lasting 6 months each.

DISSETTLE participants within this ITN are dedicated to producing the next generation of research scholars working on development issues in Europe. The ITN will harness and combine intellectual resources which are scattered across Europe to offer doctoral students a first rate training, comparable to the best opportunities available worldwide. The Network emphasizes rigorous empirical methods put to the service of fundamental questions in development economics.



The Dispute Settlement in Trade: Training in Law and Economics (DISSETTLE) program trains a cohort of economists and lawyers to work together on dispute resolution. It focuses on the disputes under the WTO Agreements, but also deals with regional and bilateral trade agreements. It brings together the European institutions that have pioneered interdisciplinary work on economics and law, and benefit from the experience of competition law, where collaboration between economists and legal experts is well-established. Training of ESRs and ERs is carried out through a mix of activities at individual nodes and network-wide activities, including internships in private sector companies and international organisations, conferences, summer schools, workshops and complementary skills training. Participation of the WTO, law firms and consultancies will guarantee that research and the training are practical and interdisciplinary. Together the institutions and experts in the network are training a new cohort of legal and economic experts on economics in international trade law.

About the ESR Fellowship

Early stage researcher means researchers who, at the time of selection by the host organisation, have not yet been awarded the doctorate degree and are in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. This includes the period of research training, starting at the date of obtaining the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate.

Research projects of candidates should focus on dispute settlement of international economic disputes involving trade, investment, competition, environment, etc., including matters such as the use of economic experts, economic analysis, valuation of prejudice and damages, countermeasures. Any method of dispute settlement could be considered, such as arbitration, judicial decision, panels, ADR, involving States and /or companies or individuals. The approach could be either predominantly legal, or economic, or both.

Nr of positions available : 2

Research Fields

Economics - International economics
Juridical sciences - International law

Career Stage

Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)

Research Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)


Allowances according to Marie Curie Guidelines for ESR. For more information on the recruitment and allowances please see the Annex III to the Grant Agreement from pages 8 – 11:

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Required Languages
Language ENGLISH
Language Level Excellent
Required Education Level
Degree Field Economics
Degree Field Juridical sciences
Additional Requirements
• Have not yet been awarded the doctorate degree and are in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers; this includes the period of research training, starting at the date of obtaining the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate.
• The appointments will be limited to 6 months each
• The basic living allowance for the Early Stage Researcher Fellowships is up to 36.700 €/year + mobility allowance + travel allowance + career exploratory allowance. (This is gross amount and all taxes and social security charges will be deducted in accordance with the employment law of Italy).
CVs and a cover letter of interested candidates (including details of 3 referees) and the outline of the research project to be conducted at Bocconi, should be sent to Bocconi University at mentioning DISSETTLE in the subject line.
Required Education Level
Degree Master Degree or equivalent
Degree Master Degree or equivalent
Additional Requirements
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.
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