Researcher in Social economics Ghent University, Department of Social economics Belgium


Last application date
May 25, 2018 22:29
EB03 - Department of Social economics
Limited duration
Master of science in economics; Master of science in business economics; Master of science in business engineering; Master in complementary studies in economics
Occupancy rate
Vacancy Type
Research staff

Job description


The vacancy concerns a one year position as researcher on a project “Public policies, wage formation and business investment in R&D at the sectoral level”. The project is follow-up research to earlier work at the aggregate level of OECD countries by Buyse, Heylen and Schoonackers (2016), “On the role of public policies and wage formation for private investment in R&D: A long-run panel analysis’, Working Paper, National Bank of Belgium, N°292.


Job content:

  • Execution of the research project, in collaboration with the supervisors (review of literature, data collection, empirical model specification, econometric analysis, writing of a paper).
  • Limited assistance in education related tasks in the department, in particular for the macroeconomics courses
  • Students with very good grades in their bachelor and (especially) master years may prepare an application for a 4-year research mandate (e.g. FWO, BOF)


Profile of the candidate

  • You hold a master degree in economics, or a closely related field. A complementary advanced or research master degree in economics is an advantage. You obtained very good study results in macroeconomics and econometrics.
  • You are strongly interested in doing macro-econometric research and see the value-added of a year of experience in an academic environment.
  • You work in a pleasant work environment, and can develop high-level academic skills which are also valued outside university
  • Your appointment will start on 1 September 2018 at the earliest.
  • Your remuneration will be determined according to standard salary scales.


How to apply

  • Send your CV and a letter of motivation to prof. F. Heylen (, not later than May 25
  • More information:
  • After the first screening, the most promising candidates will be invited for an interview.

If you apply for this position please say you saw it on Socioloxy


All Jobs









los andes