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PhD scholarship in Economics, Denmark


Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant PhD scholarship within the field of Economics.

The research of the Department of Economics (ECON) is oriented towards the core areas of economics, i.e. microeconomics, macroeconomics, and quantitative methods. ECON also comprises four thematic research centres: Centre for Innovation (CFI), Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR), Centre for Owner-Managed Businesses (COMB), Pension Research Centre (PeRCent). It is the ambition of the Department to be among the leading European institutions in applied economic research relevant to businesses and public policy. ECON offers high quality education within an extensive number of full-time and part-time programs available at Copenhagen Business School. Teaching responsibilities of the Department comprise undergraduate and graduate teaching in micro- and macroeconomics, industrial organization, econometrics, public economics, international economics, and behavioural economics.

Examples of research areas that a scholarship might cover:
• Applied microeconomics
• Applied econometrics
• Macroeconomics
• Industrial organization
• International economics
• Labour economics
• Family/Household economics
• Behavioural economics

The three-year PhD programme at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses in a mix of fundamental compulsory courses and specialized electives. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme, . The successful applicants are expected to actively contribute to the Department’s research environment, see

CBS PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are increasingly demanded. One third of CBS PhD graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research institutions.

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).
For further information please contact:  PhD coordinator Mauricio Prado, tel.: +45 3815 5635, e-mail Information about the department may be found at

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

General information
A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes some teaching obligations. The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 23,770 (app. 3,160 euro) up to DKK 28,964 (app. 3,860 euro) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17.1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary. 
The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.
The PhD student will be enrolled at the PhD School in Economics and Management.

To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Master’s level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). An educational background in economics or related fields is necessary. The applicant must have successfully completed the Master’s degree before commencing PhD at CBS. The applicants must be fluent in English. The Department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities.

The application (see link below) must include a 5 page project description. This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan.

In addition to the research proposal, the application must include copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level, brief curriculum vitae (CV), a list of papers and publications, and one copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis). Applicants must enclose documentation for English language skills. Documentation of GRE scores is strongly encouraged. For submitting GRE scores, our school code for the GRE is 7035.

Recruitment procedure
The Recruitment Committee expects to shortlist at least two-five applicants to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process after the application deadline.

Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.

Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.
Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at


Further Information

Application Deadline : 3 April 2017

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