Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (KU Leuven)

Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at VIVES

 
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Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at VIVES

"The Granular Origins of Macroeconomic Fluctuations", within the Methusalem program of Prof. Joep Konings

As a Ph.D.researcher you will:

  • Engage in the doctoral course work
  • Collect and analyze data
  • Support connecting tasks at VIVES and the Faculty of Economics & Business at KU Leuven (exam supervision, exam corrections, contribute to VIVES briefings...)
  • Write a Ph.D. dissertation under supervision of Prof. Konings.

VIVES, the Research Centre for Regional Economics was established in 2008, embedded in the Faculty of Business and Economics at KU Leuven. With a team of more than 20 researchers and international fellows, VIVES carries out research on the determinants of (regional) growth and on the impact of industrial, monetary and fiscal policy on growth. Professor Joep Konings is looking for an ambitious Ph.D. researcher to strengthen his team. S/he will be part of a large research program, which studies the future of macroeconomic analysis. In particular, it studies a new and different approach to analyze macroeconomic performance. This approach is based on ’big data’ of firms, products and prices. The focus of the work will be on the role of international shocks, such as exchange rate shocks, Brexit, corona, or other supply shocks, to explain output and price dynamics in a region and a country.

VIVES, the Research Centre for Regional Economics was established in 2008, embedded in the Faculty of Business and Economics at KU Leuven. With a team of more than 20 researchers and international fellows, VIVES carries out research on the determinants of (regional) growth and on the impact of industrial, monetary and fiscal policy on growth. Professor Joep Konings is looking for an ambitious Ph.D. researcher to strengthen his team. S/he will be part of a large research program, which studies the future of macroeconomic analysis. In particular, it studies a new and different approach to analyze macroeconomic performance. This approach is based on ’big data’ of firms, products and prices. The focus of the work will be on the role of international shocks, such as exchange rate shocks, Brexit, corona, or other supply shocks, to explain output and price dynamics in a region and a country.

The idealcandidate has:

  • a Master’s Degree of Science in Economics, Applied Economics or Commercial Engineering.
    Students with a strong academic background in mathematics, statistics or engineering are invited to apply as well. You graduated at least with honors.
  • knowledge of quantitative research methods and techniques
  • written and spoken fluency in English

KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at diversiteit.HR [at] kuleuven[.]be.

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