PhD scholarship in Educational Economics
University of Copenhagen Department of Economics

PhD scholarship in Educational Economics




Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a PhD scholarship in Educational Economics


The PhD scholarship is part of a research project in Blended Learning (RiBL) and has a focus on assessing peer grading/peer effects in the learning process of university students. The project owner is Professor Annemette Kjærgaard. The PhD scholarship will be hosted by Department of Economics at CBS but the PhD will work in close collaboration with other researchers on the RiBL project who will be located at different departments across CBS. More information on the RiBL project is found through:   


The PhD project: in the quantitative branch of the RiBL project, we want to assess the effects of different ‘treatments’ within the broad concept of blended learning and in this case specifically when it comes to peer effects and peer grading. In addition to data on our own students and their study performance we also have access to data from a private firm that supplies software solutions for peer grading. Also, data from Statistics Denmark will be relevant for the project. As models and techniques we consider microeconometrics tools (including RCT methods) with the possibility of combining with methods from data science. A perfect candidate for the position will be one with strong interests in both educational economics and econometrics/quantitative methods. 


For further information on this specific call, please contact Professor Lisbeth la Cour, e-mail   


The hosting department 

The Department of Economics at CBS provides research, teaching and knowledge transfer within the core areas of economics, i.e. microeconomics, macroeconomics, and quantitative methods. The Department is especially active in business-related, applied economic research, and comprises three research centres: Centre for Innovation (CFI), Pension Research Centre (PeRCent), and Copenhagen School of Energy Infrastructure (CSEI). The Department offers high quality education within an extensive number of full-time and part-time programs available at CBS, including a structured PhD program. 


The three-year PhD programme allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS faculty members, supported by research training courses in a mix of fundamental compulsory courses and specialized electives. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See this website for more information about the PhD programme: The successful applicants are expected to actively contribute to the Department’s research environment. Information about the department may be found at: 


CBS PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are increasingly demanded. One third of CBS PhD graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research institutions. 


Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities). 


For further information on the PhD programme at CBS, please contact: PhD coordinator Mauricio Prado, e-mail 


Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation. 


General information  

A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 26,886.84 (app. 3,609 euro) up to DKK 32,470.51 (app. 4,358 euro) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totaling 17.1% of 85 per cent of the base salary. The salary level and appointment are determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation. 


The PhD student will be enrolled at the PhD School in Economics and Management. To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the master’s level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). An educational background in economics or related fields is necessary. Normally, the applicant must have successfully completed a master’s degree before commencing PhD at CBS. However, we will also consider current master students for enrolment in the 4+4 scheme. The applicants must be fluent in English. The Department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities. 


The application (see link below) must include a 5-page project description. This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question in any area of economics, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work plan. 


In addition to the research proposal, the application must include copies of a master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level, brief curriculum vitae (CV), a list of papers and publications, and one copy of a selected written work (e.g. master’s thesis). Applicants must enclose documentation for English language skills. Documentation of GRE and/or GMAT scores is encouraged. For submitting GMAT scores, look up Copenhagen Business School in the GMAC/GRE register and choose the PhD Program. 


Recruitment procedure  

The Recruitment Committee expects to shortlist at least two-five applicants to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline. 


Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment. 

Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application. 

Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at 


Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below. 


Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline. 


Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at 


Closing date: 9 June 2019.


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With some 20.422 full and part-time students, 644 full-time faculty members, 192 PhD and 724 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems and culture.


The University welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.

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