BI Norwegian Business School is one of Europe's largest educational institutions, with over 20.000 students. As Norway's leading business school, BI builds on a unique tradition of combining academic rigour and professional relevance. Our programmes range from bachelor's to master's and PhD programmes. BI is also known for its many customized executive education programmes.
BI boasts some of Europe's leading academic departments within the fields of economics, finance, and management. As an employee at BI Norwegian Business School you will meet exciting challenges in an engaging and international environment, with over 800 colleagues who continuously push the frontiers of knowledge.
PhD Candidate in Economics
BI Norwegian Business School offers a four-year PhD Programme with specialization in Economics, which trains students to engage in high quality scientific research, making use of economic theory and state of the art econometric methods. The Department of Economics has a strong research-oriented faculty working within microeconomic theory, macroeconomics, econometrics, labour economics, natural resource and energy economics, political economics, industrial organization, and international and development economics. The department hosts five research centres; Centre for Monetary Economics (CME), Centre for Research in Economics and Management (CREAM), Centre for Applied Macro and Petroleum Economics (CAMP), Centre for Experimental Studies and Research (CESAR), and Centre for Applied and Theoretical Econometrics (CATE).
We are offering a PhD position in Economics with emphasis on Political Economics. The successful applicant will be working within a project on The Dynamics of Political Selection, funded by the Research Council of Norway. The project group consist of outstanding scholars with broad expertise in both the substantive and methodological study of representative democracy. The main international collaborators are based at universities in the United States (Columbia, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, and Stanford). If the hired PhD student is interested, we will facilitate research stays in the United States of 1-2 semesters. For questions regarding the position, contact Professor Jon H. Fiva (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The doctoral programme is an important element in the department’s research excellence strategy and in BI’s vision to become one of the leading research business schools in Europe. The selected candidates will join a group of talented and ambitious PhD candidates at the department that work in close collaboration with faculty members. PhD students are expected to participate actively in research seminars and workshops.
A PhD from BI can be a gateway to prestigious academic positions at universities and research institutions around the world. We encourage and support our candidates in the international job market. Recent graduates of BI's PhD specialization in economics have been hired by, among others, University of Oslo, Université Libre de Bruxelles, University of Uppsala, Shandong University, and the Research Division of the Norwegian Central Bank.
Eligible applicants must have completed a Master of Science degree with thesis work, a Research Masters/M.Phil degree, or a comparable degree relevant for the specialization in Economics by the time the programme starts in early autumn of 2022, with a grade point average of B or higher. An MBA degree does not fulfill the requirements for admission. The four-year scholarship is currently payd NOK 523.000,- per year. (this amount will be increased after 2022 salary adjustments) The position gievs automatic access to BI's pension scheme. The scholarship involves a 25% teaching obligation. BI Norwegian Business School is an equal opportunity employer. We actively encourage women to apply for the positions.
Applications must be submitted electronically, paper or e-mail applications will not be accepted. You are required to submit the following electronically together with your application:
Letters of Recommendation:
All documents, apart from the recommendation letters, must be uploaded in the electronic application and may not be submitted by e-mail or on paper. Furthermore, note that any documents forwarded after the application deadline will not be considered. Exceptions will only be made for students who are completing their master’s degree in 2022 and do not have a final certificate when applying. Please note that you will not be able to revise your application once it has been submitted.
Candidates may, at a later stage, be asked to forward further information and/or be called in for an interview. Candidates who are admitted to the programme must provide a more detailed progress plan with milestones and courses for the four years of study.
Additional information about the doctoral programme and admission requirements can be obtained from the doctoral administration at BI Norwegian Business School. E-mail: email@example.com