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PSE is recruiting a post-doctoral fellow “International Trade” - F/M

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Employer : Paris School of Economics
Place : 48 Bd Jourdan – 75014 Paris
Contract : Fixed term contract 1 year renewable once
Level : PhD
Hours : Full time (35h)
Pay : According to profile (between 2 500 and 3 000€ gross/month)
Status : Employed - Academic
Start : 01 September 2023

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The “Globalization” Research Chair of the Paris School of Economics is offering a post-doctoral position. The position starts on September 1st, 2023, with a contract duration of one year, renewable once. The candidate will work in collaboration with the professors of the International Trade and Trade Policy research group of the Paris School of Economics. The group, composed of Anne Célia Disdier, Lionel Fontagné, Pamina Koenig, Mathieu Parenti, Sandra Poncet, Ariell Reshef and Thierry Verdier, conducts research on globalization and international trade policy issues.
The Globalization Research Chair focuses on current political, geostrategic and technological developments that are reconfiguring international trade. Research projects include modeling and measuring the impact of trade policies, analysis of firms’ trade strategies and performance, and structural changes associated with globalization.

The post-doctoral researcher will carry out research work in the framework of projects related to the Globalization Research Chair. This will include participation in the construction, estimation and use of multi-country and multi-sectoral international trade models that take into account inter-industry relationships (new quantitative trade models) or structural gravity models and global value chains. The post-doctoral fellow will use standard international trade databases (WIOD, TIVA, TRAINS, COMTRADE or BACI...) and Automatic Identification System (AIS) databases for vessel tracking. She/he will also conduct econometric work on individual firm data, notably from Orbis or French data (balance sheet, customs) accessible via the CASD. No teaching tasks are expected.

The candidate should hold a PhD in Economics (or be about to obtain it) and have strong analytical skills and a high standard of research excellence. The candidate should be fluent in English. Knowledge of French is not required. Experience in quantitative economic modeling/applied econometrics in one or more of the following areas is required: firm-level performance and business practices, trade policy, transportation economics, corporate social responsibility, global value chains. She/he should have the ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, as part of an international team.

Paris School of Economics invites all potential candidates to apply and guarantees equal treatment to all. All our positions are open to people with disabilities.

Please send your application before April 1st, 2023 midnight UTC to sandra.poncet at specifying in the subject line: Post-doctoral fellow “International Trade” + your name and first name.

The application should include a cover letter describing precisely the qualifications and skills held that match the requirements of the position, as well as previous work experience in performing tasks similar to those required (the applicant should explain how she or he expects to contribute to the research program developed by the various team members); a CV; a writing sample (an article or a doctoral dissertation); the names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of two references (and ideally their letters of recommendation).

Incomplete applications will not be processed.