PhD Position in Political Economics

University of Basel Faculty of Business and Economics


Ph.D. position in Political Economics

The research group in Political Economics (Prof. Alois Stutzer) of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Basel invites applications for a PhD position.

Our group explores and teaches how to deal with economic and social issues based on a constitutional economic understanding of political economy. In doing so, we provide new insights that incorporate a behavioral economic perspective and emphasize the great potential of a comparative institutional analysis of human well- being.

Start date: February 1, 2021 (or by agreement)

Your position

The successful candidate will pursue high-level scientific research and support the group in their teaching activities.

Your profile

You are on your way to or already have a Master's degree in economics (or a related field of study) with a strong academic record. You bring interest and enthusiasm for questions in the fields of political economics, applied microeconomics, and economics and psychology. You have a solid knowledge in econometrics and have already gained some experience in empirical research.

We offer you

You get the opportunity to conduct high-quality research in a dynamic, innovative scientific working environment and the opportunity to interact with internationally renowned scientists. You will be part of a strongly research-oriented team with a collaborative and supportive atmosphere. Conditions of employment and salary are governed by the personnel and salary regulations of the University of Basel.

Application / Contact

Your application with the usual documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, university diploma, (if already available) a PDF of the master thesis)) should be sent to in a single pdf file.
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The application is open until the position is filled.

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