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University of Oslo PhD Research Fellowships in Economics 2017, Norway

Publish Date: Jan 25, 2017

Deadline: Mar 01, 2017

PhD Research Fellowships in Economics


Research Fellow positions (SKO 1017) for doctoral studies are available at the Department of Economics:

  • 1-2 positions are associated with the research project "Nordic Welfare Development" ( NoWeDe )
  • 1 position is associated with the research project "The Global and Local Organization of Production"
  • 1-2 positions are associated with Oslo Fiscal Studies (Centre for public economics)
  • 3-4 positions are not linked to specific topics or research projects, and the student can choose his/her own project freely.

The appointments are for a period of 3-4 years, depending on the teaching load. Research Fellows are expected to participate in the Faculty's doctoral programme, with the aim of completing a doctoral degree within the appointment period.


A 2-year Master's degree, or an equivalent qualification in economics is required. Candidates completing their Master's degrees (or equivalent) in the spring semester 2017 before August 1, 2017, may apply. Candidates with a strong background in Econometrics, Microeconomics or Macroeconomics will have a distinct advantage in the ranking of candidates. Strong candidates whithout this background may also be accepted, and will be given the opportunity to take the relevant courses as part of the PhD programme. Candidates with education from external institutions must submit detailed course descriptions and syllabuses for review.

For candidates with education from an institution outside the European Economic Area/the European Union or Switzerland a recent score from the general GRE test is required as part of the documentation of qualifications. The Department of Economics does not accept the GMAT tests to substitute the GRE. A good command of English is required of all applicants. International students must document their proficiency in English by taking either TOEFL- or IELTS-test.

What we offer

  • salary NOK 462 000 – 489 300 per annum depending on qualifications
  • Academically stimulating working environment
  • favourable pension benefits
  • attractive employee benefits (e.g. maternity/paternity leave)
  • Students will be provided with their own office space and will have access to all the facilities of the department

Evaluation of the application

When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the applicant's academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project and to the project proposal. For further information, please see detailed guidelines for the project proposal.

Applicants may be invited to an interview.

The application must include:

  • Application letter (candidates should indicate which position(s) they are applying for)
  • Project proposal of 5-10 pages
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • Copies of (both) transcripts and diplomas, and letters of recommendation (if any)
  • List of relevant publications and other academic work
  • Research papers, including master's dissertation. Where research work is co-authored, the contribution of the candidate should be indicated

Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language)

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.

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