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PhD Positions – Microeconomic Theory/Public Economics/Game Theory/Social Choice/Behavioral Economics/Experimental Economics/Neuroeconomics

Maastricht University (The Netherlands)

Type of position PhD Position
Type of Institution University/College
Maastricht University
Application Deadline February 1st, 2018

Elke Lucas
Department of Economics (AE1)
Maastricht University


The Department of Economics (Section AE1) of Maastricht University is looking for PhD candidates in Economic Theory and Behavior (including Microeconomic Theory, Public Economics, Game Theory, Social Choice, Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics and Neuroeconomics). Accepted candidates obtain a 3 years fully salaried position (sponsored by GSBE, the graduate school of the School of Business and Economics).

In order to qualify, the candidate must have successfully completed a Master’s degree (MSc or MPhil) in Economics, Econometrics, Mathematics, or a related area (preferably before July 2017, at the latest by September 2017) and have a good “competence” in written and spoken English. Graduation from a two-year Master’s programme (120 ECTS) and a quantitative background will be advantages.

The candidate will carry out research in one of the above mentioned areas. Roughly 15% (at most 20%) of his/her time will be devoted to teaching activities.

For further information on our group please visit our website

For further information you may contact Christian Seel (c.seel “at” ).


Applications should be submitted via the application system of the faculty ( before February 1st, 2018. A complete application package consists of:

  1. curriculum vitae,
  2. motivation letter (at most one page)
  3. transcript of (all) university results/grades,
  4. scores of a GRE or GMAT test,
  5. proof of proficiency in English (such as TOEFL or IELTS test scores), and
  6. two letters of recommendation: to be sent separately by referees to gsbe-sbe[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl (in the application system you will be asked to upload the letters as documents 6 & 7 - please ignore this step, the references should be sent separately).