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The PSE / The EU Tax Observatory are recruiting an Associated Researcher

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The EU Tax Observatory is a new organization dedicated to conducting, promoting, and disseminating innovative, high-quality, and impactful research on EU taxation. It is directed by Prof. Gabriel ZUCMAN and is hosted at the Paris School of Economics. In 18 months, we expect to establish the Observatory as the leading reference for the study of taxation in the European Union (with a focus on corporate tax avoidance and tax evasion); a platform for civil society engagement with strong name across the European Union; a source of new ideas for combating tax avoidance and evasion; and an international reference for the study of taxation in a globalized word. The EU Tax Observatory is co-financed by the European Commission.

PSE – Paris School of Economics is a private non-profit research foundation. PSE develops economic research of the highest international standard and disseminates the results. It brings together a community of 140 researchers and around 200 PhD students, and offers teaching in Masters, PhD, Summer School and Executive Education programs at the cutting edge of the discipline. Now firmly established as a feature on the global academic landscape, PSE breaks down all kinds of barriers to attain its goal of excellence: it brings together universities and grandes écoles, promotes exchanges between economics and the other social sciences, delivers its scholarship to a broad public, and supports the work of its teams in multiple partnerships with public institutions and private organisations.

As part of the establishment of the Observatory, we are currently looking for an Associated Researcher

Position to be filled:
Position: Associated Researcher
Employment status: Full-time
Supervisor: Research Director
Indicative gross salary: 2500€
Duration of the contract: 18 months
Localisation: Paris, France (remote work possible)

This position involves conducting research on taxation, with a focus on corporate taxation, tax evasion, and tax policy simulations. The Associated researcher will build economic models and analyze economic data, write research papers, present research findings to relevant audiences in specialized workshops and conferences as well as events organized by the Observatory, write policy briefs summarizing key findings.

Main tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Conducting research on taxation
  • Communicate research findings to relevant stakeholders

You should fulfill the following requirements:

  • Master or PhD in economics or any relevant field.
  • Be able to work in an international environment.
  • Work well in a team, but also operate well independently.
  • Perfect command of English.
  • An experience with a similar position in a research or policy institution is a plus

Application procedure:
Applications should be written in English and include:
- CV
- Cover letter
- Reference letters are appreciated

Your application is to be sent electronically to the following address gabriel.zucman, while specifying the title of the position in the subject line. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis according to the applications received. Applications received before December 31st, 2020, will be given priority. The position is to be filled from January/February 2021.

The prospective employee will benefit from the social benefits in force at PSE, i.e. health insurance, 50% of the cost of public transportation and restaurant vouchers.