Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Economics and Values

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Economics and Values

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21 Dec 31 Jan Rotterdam

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Job description

The Department of Applied Economics in the Erasmus School of Economics invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Economics and Values. The appointment is for three years.

You will have a PhD in Economics and expertise in behavioural economics, with a focus on empirical analysis ranging from experimental data to survey data. You will have latitude to follow your own research agenda, although collaboration with faculty and PhD students in the Department of Applied Economics is expected, as well as participating in interdisciplinary research activities within the Centre for Relational Economics, Values & Leadership. The position is research focused with a reduced teaching load with 40% for teaching and 60% for research.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


The successful candidate is expected to hold a recently acquired Ph.D. in Economics or Econometrics with demonstrated research expertise in behavioural economics, experimental economics and/or cognitive economics. The researcher should have a strong interest in measuring the distinction between preferences and values as meta-preferences and uncovering the causal relationship between choices and values, especially in the context of leadership. The position requires strong quantitative skills and an ability to handle and manage data sets. Candidates should demonstrate strong potential for high-level international publications, excellent proficiency in the English language.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 3 years.

  • The appointment will be to the position of postdoctoral research fellow for a period of 3 years. Remuneration will be in accordance with scale 11 set by the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU).
  • Fulltime work (38 hours per week) will pay between € 3.746, and € 5.127 depending on the experience of the candidate.
  • EUR pays an 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year payment of 8.3% and offers excellent secondary benefits, like a very generous leave scheme. Furthermore, EUR is affiliated with ABP for the pension provision and we offer partially paid parental leave. Employees can also use EUR facilities, such as the Erasmus sports center and the University library.
  • EUR offers a Dual Career Programme (DCP) to assist the life partners of new academic staff (on pay-roll) in finding employment in The Netherlands. The programme is offered in close cooperation with nearby universities of Delft and Leiden.
  • We value diversity and believe that a diversity of talents contributes to our vision and strategy to excel as a university on research and education. 


Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its education and research. Our scientists and students work in close collaboration with internal and external parties to solve global, social challenges, inspired by the always dynamic and cosmopolitan Rotterdam. Our mission is therefore "Creating positive societal impact". Our academic education is intensive, active and application-oriented. Our research increasingly takes place in multidisciplinary teams, which are strongly intertwined with international networks. With our research impact and thanks to the high quality of education, EUR can compete with the top European universities. The Erasmian values ​​function as our internal compass and make Erasmus University recognizable to the outside world: engaged with society, world citizen, connecting, entrepreneurial and open-minded.


Erasmus School of Economics

Economics at Erasmus

ESE is one of the largest schools of economics in Europe. Located in the Tinbergen Building, ESE strives to maintain the strong tradition of Dutch universities in Economics and Econometrics. In the most recent QS World University Rankings, ESE is rated 1st in Economics/Econometrics in the Netherlands, 11th in Europe and 40th in the World. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Erasmus is rated 2nd for Economics and Business in the Netherlands, 3rd in Europe and 17th in the world.

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Department of Applied Economics at ESE

The Department of Applied Economics is one of the four departments of Erasmus School of Economics. The researchers within the Department are organized in three research groups, i.e. Health Economics, Behavioural Economics and Organization, Strategy and Entrepreneurship. The research groups work in close cooperation with the Tinbergen and ERIM research institutes, two leading centres for Economics and Management research in Europe. For more information about the department see:

Erasmus Centre of Relational Economics, Values & Leadership

At ESE, research in economics and values is facilitated through the Erasmus Centre for Relational Economics, Values & Leadership (ECRVL) which is a co-operation of the Department of Applied Economics and the Erasmus Institute of Business Economics. The core group consists of Lans Bovenberg and Bas van Os. Lans Bovenberg is Professor of Relational Economics, Values and Leadership at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Professor of Economics at Tilburg University. Bas van Os is director of ECRVL.


  • Postdoc
  • Economics
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • €3746—€5127 per month
  • Doctorate
  • ESE/TE/20201221


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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