Faculty of Economics and Management
For our research project “The Effects of Geographical Representation on Legislators, Voters, and Economic Policy", we invite applications for

Two funded PhD Positions in Empirical Political Economics

starting around March 2022 (negotiable).

The project
The successful candidates will work on our project exploring the impact of geographical representation in national parliaments on legislators, voters, and economic policy. The empirical analyses will be based on data of several developed countries and decades. The project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

What we offer
Both successful candidates will have the opportunity to write a PhD thesis consisting of research papers related to the topics of the project. They will be part of a strongly research-oriented team in a collaborative and supportive environment. The salaries, based on the SNSF scale for PhD students, are internationally competitive.

What we are looking for
Applicants should hold a first-rate master's degree in economics (or a related field of study), have excellent skills in applied econometrics, and have a strong interest in the topics of the project.

Please submit the usual documents (letter of motivation, CV, transcript of grades, references, and, if available, master's thesis) by clicking on the apply button below. We will consider applications until the positions are filled.

Please contact Simon Lüchinger (simon.luechinger@unilu.ch) or Lukas Schmid (lukas.schmid@unilu.ch) for further information.