The behavioural economics research group is looking for a full time PhD student starting on 1 September 2024. The topic of the PhD project should fall within the research focus of the group, which includes the study of (un)ethical behaviour (e.g., cheating lying), social preferences, competitive preferences (possibly across genders), decision-making under risk and uncertainty, voting and voter behaviour, or financial decision-making. More details about the research focus of the behavioural economics group can be found here: https://www.eur.nl/en/ese/department-applied-economics/behavioural-economics/research
Within this scope, the topic is open and will be chosen in coordination between the successful candidate and supervisor(s).
More information on the members and research of the group is available on this webpage: https://www.eur.nl/en/ese/department-applied-economics/behavioural-economics/people
. Job description
This PhD project is situated in the behavioural economics research group. The vision of the research group is to advance our understanding of human behaviour and the factors that shape it. The aim of the research program to effectively help people make smarter decisions in complex environments. The successful candidate will be supervised by two or more members of this research group. The behavioural economics group is situated within the department of applied economics of the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE). The group cooperates intensively with the other research programs in the department of applied economics (health and strategy economics) and outside research groups (e.g., Marketing and Operations Research at Rotterdam School of Management, Smarter Choice for Better Health, Erasmus Choice Modelling Centre, or the department of general economics at ESE).
The group’s research is on the intersection of economics and psychology. As such, most members are affiliated with the Tinbergen Institute and/or the Erasmus Research Institute in Management (ERIM). This interdisciplinary approach also shows in the publication record of the group, which encompasses both top economics, psychology, management, and political science journals. Recent research projects have amongst others been published in Econometrica, The Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, Experimental Economics, Nature Communications, Psychological Science, the American Political Science Review, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Psychology, and many more.
The successful candidate will be able to choose an affiliation with ERIM or Tinbergen Institute depending on personal preference and research topic. The topic of the research project is open and will be determined in coordination between the candidate and supervisors.
For more information, you may consult the following webpages:
Erasmus Choice Modelling Centre: https://www.erim.eur.nl/choice-modellingExpected output
Topic dependent. The candidate is expected to write at least 3 academic papers (cumulative PhD thesis) with the aim to be submitted to journals in Economics and related fields during or after the PhD trajectory. Preferably, at least 1 of the papers will be single-authored.