PhD position – Microeconomic Theory/Public Economics/Game Theory/Social choice/Behavioral Economics/Experimental Economics/Neuroeconomics

Maastricht University
February 14, 2023
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Job description

The Department of Microeconomics and Public Economics is looking for PhD candidates in Economic Theory and Behavior (including Microeconomic Theory, Public Economics, Game Theory, Social Choice, Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics and Neuroeconomics).



In order to qualify, you must have successfully completed a Master's degree (MSc or MPhil) in Economics, Econometrics, Mathematics, or a related area (preferably before July 2023, at the latest by September 2023) and have a good competence in written and spoken English. Graduation from a two-year Master's programme (120 ECTS) and a quantitative background will be advantages.


Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 4 years.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website www. > About UM > Working at UM.

You have to be willing to move to (the vicinity of) Maastricht. If you do not already live in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings), you will be eligible for an allowance for moving costs. If you do not already live in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings), you might be eligible for an allowance for alternative housing. Other secondary conditions include a pension scheme and partially paid parental leave.


Employer Maastricht University

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 22,000 students and about 5,000 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience. For more information, visit www.


Department Department Microeconomics and Public Economics

For further information on the department and its research expertise, please visit: https: // www. and-public-economics


Additional information

To apply for a PhD position, you must submit:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Motivation letter (at most one page)
  • Diplomas/degrees including a grade transcript of previous education at Master level
  • Two letters of reference (to be sent in by the referees)
  • TOEFL/IELTS/Cambridge Proficiency Exam
  • GMAT/GRE test score
  • In case one does not fulfil the starting requirement yet, sometimes a part- time pre-PhD position can be offered which allows time to catch up.

    For further information about the position, please contact Elias Tsakas ([email protected]

    To apply at this vacancy, press the button ‘apply now' to see the application procedure.

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