Postdoc | Examining corporate noncompliance and regulatory enforcement actions through a longitudinal life-course lens

Postdoc | Examining corporate noncompliance and regulatory enforcement actions through a longitudinal life-course lens

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1 Nov 30 Nov Amsterdam

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Job description

Corporate rule breaking can have devastating effects on society, and hence corporations are highly regulated. While corporations need to comply with rules and regulations to avoid or limit harms, corporate noncompliance is widespread. Therefore, gaining insight in the drivers of corporate rule breaking as well as in the effectiveness of regulatory actions in promoting compliance is pivotal.

The project
Combining insights from criminology, economics and business studies, this project takes a ‘life-course’ approach to explain longitudinal patterns of corporate noncompliance by investigating time-varying corporate, industry and macro-economic characteristics of noncompliance in two different industries – chemical and finance. The project includes a postdoc and PhD position. The PhD project uses longitudinal data on both regulatory actions and rule violations to investigate longitudinal patterns of corporate noncompliance. The research conducted in the postdoc position primarily focuses on how regulatory interventions affect corporate behavior. In addition to advancing our theoretical understanding of corporate noncompliance, this study will directly benefit regulatory practice in its efforts to protect employees, citizens and the environment.

The postdoc will study the effects of regulatory interventions by applying quasi- experimental methods to data from the chemical and financial services industries, and by designing and conducting field experiments in collaboration with regulatory agencies in these industries. The position is supported and supervised by professors in the areas of criminology and economics. The starting date depends on the availability of the candidate and can range from immediate until October 2023.

Your tasks

  • Carrying out scientific research for a period of four years.
  • Maintaining and nourishing established contacts with supervisory agencies to set up field experiments.
  • Writing scientific papers based on the field experiments and results of data analysis.
  • Presenting research findings for a scientific as well as a general audience.


Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR)


  • A completed PhD in criminology, business, or economics.
  • A verifiable interest in and affinity with the topic and methods of the research project.
  • Good academic English language skills (speaking and writing) are needed, (passive) knowledge of Dutch is a plus.
  • Verifiable skills in quantitative data-analysis and statistical software (such as Stata, R, Python).
  • Experience with lab and/or field experiments is a plus.

Conditions of employment

A challenging position at a socially involved organization. The starting salary is between the range of € 3,984 up to € 4,138 gross per month at full time (scale 11, Cao-OI) depending on experience. The job contract is offered initially for one year and prolonged to in total four years based on an assessment of performance and perspectives.

  • Level of training: University – PhD
  • Contract type: Temporary
  • Minimum fte: 0,8 (32 hours a week)
  • Starting salary: € 3,984 up to € 4,138 gross per month

You will also receive an end-of-year bonus of 8.33% and a holiday allowance of 8%.
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  • Postdoc; Research, development, innovation
  • Economics; Behaviour and society
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3984—€4138 per month
  • Doctorate
  • AT NSCR postdoc corporate noncompliance 20221101


Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR)

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