PhD Position: University of Luxembourg

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University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance

Doctoral candidate (PhD Student) in Economics


The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University. The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg has an opening for 1 Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in Economics (M/F). A specialisation is foreseen in the application of dynamic general equilibrium theory to economic growth.

- Ref: F2-080019 (to be mentioned in all correspondence)

- 3-year fixed-term contract, renewable once (up to a total of 4 years maximum), 40h/week.


- The doctoral candidate will be working within the Research Unit of CREA. The doctoral candidate is expected to contribute to research projects in the area of dynamic general equilibrium theory applied to economic growth. Particular interest in the economics of population aging or in the relationship between economic growth and the distribution of income and wealth would be an asset.

- The candidate's main task will be to prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of Dynamic Economic Analysis, under the supervision of Professor Andreas Irmen. The thesis has to be undertaken at the University of Luxembourg but can also be part of a joint supervision with another university.

- Contribute to the teaching of classes ranging from one to three hours per week, of small group teachings and tutorials at all academic levels.


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FURTHER INFORMATION: For more information concerning this position, please contact:

  • Professor Dr. Andreas Irmen
  • University of Luxembourg
  • Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance
  • 162a, avenue de la Faiencerie
  • L - 1511 Luxembourg
  • Tel.: ++352 - 46 66 44 61 19
  • Fax.: ++352 - 46 66 44 63 41
  • E-mail:


- Master's degree in Economics with a strong focus on quantitative methods.

- Have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment: fluency in English and a good understanding of a second language, German or French, will be considered an advantage.


- Personal work space at the University (full-time contract requires the doctoral candidate to work at the University premises).

- Competitive compensation.


Applications should be submitted online, before May 30, 2015, in English, French or German and must include the following:

- A motivation letter.

- A detailed curriculum vitae with list of publications and copies thereof, if applicable.

- A transcript of concluded university studies.

- The name, current position and relationship to the applicant, of one referee.


The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.