Post Doc Positions in Economic Behavior and Inequality

University of Copenhagen


Post Doc Positions at Center for Economic Behavior and Inequality (CEBI), Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

CEBI is a Center of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. The overarching goal of CEBI is to provide cutting-edge research on the role of behavior in generating inequality and the underlying sources of such behavioral inequality. The focus is on empirical research and on exploiting the globally unique Danish data research infrastructure that enables CEBI members to combine various population administrative registers on individuals’ background, choices and outcomes, and also to combine these data with information about behavioral characteristics of individuals obtained from large-scale controlled experiments and surveys.

CEBI combines several fields and methods: Microeconometrics, Experimental and Survey Methods, Structural Modelling, Public Economics, Labor Economics, Health Economics, Consumption Theory, Political Economics.

The current group includes 12 senior researchers, 12 junior researchers, 14 PhD students and 10 external members from NYU, Pompeu Fabra, Princeton and Zürich.

For further information about CEBI see

CEBI is looking for excellent candidates with a strong background in the above-mentioned research fields. The positions will have a duration of up to 3 years. Employment is expected to begin as soon as possible but no later than 1st. September 2020.

One year may carry teaching obligations corresponding to a regular teaching load for a year.  

Employment as Post Doc at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, requires a PhD degree in economics.  

Salary and conditions of employment  
Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The annual salary for postdoctoral researchers is within the range DKK 412,000 – 434,000.  In addition to the salary paid directly to you, the University will also pay a monthly contribution to your pension fund corresponding to 17.1 % of your salary. Negotiation for additional supplements will be possible. A special tax scheme is offered for researchers recruited abroad, see 

Applications should include the following parts:  

1) application, including reasons for applying for this position (max. 2 pages)  

2) curriculum vitae, including list of publications  

3) diplomas – all relevant certificates  

4) publications to be considered in the assessment (max. 5)  

The parts must be clearly labeled with the above-mentioned numbers.  

Please note that applications will be assessed on the basis of these mandatory enclosures.  

Applications that do not meet the requirements listed above will not be taken into consideration.  

Applicants cannot expect that any additional documentation will be considered.

To be considered for these positions, please write in the application the key reasons for applying to become member of CEBI, and indicate whether you will be available for an interview in Rotterdam, 18 -19 December, 2019

Application procedure  

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at

The University of Copenhagen wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.

For further information about CEBI and the Post Doc Positions please contact Center Administrator Tine Ceccardi ( or Director Claus Thustrup Kreiner (

Further information about the application procedure is available from Rusan Elmazi (HR), please refer to ID number 211-0244/19-2I.

The deadline for applications including enclosures is December 2, 2019 (at Midnight 23:59 Danish Time).

Applications received after deadline will not be considered.

The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Claus Thustrup Kreiner


Tine Greir Ceccardi


Application deadline: 02-12-2019

Employment start: 01-08-2020

Department/Location: Økonomisk Institut

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