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MPE currently offers the following vacany: 

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

Type of Position: PhD position
Institution:  Maastricht University
Application deadline:  February 1, 2020
Contact:    Elke Lucas
Department of Microeconomics and Public Economics (MPE) – Maastricht University


The Department of Microeconomics and Public Economics at 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 4 years fully salaried position sponsored by GSBE, the graduate school of the School of Business and Economics (€2325—€2972 gross per month).

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 2020, at the latest by September 2020) 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 20% of his/her time will be devoted to teaching activities and roughly 80% of his/her time will be devoted to research 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 to Elke Lucas (phdpositionae1-sbe”at” before February 1, 2020. 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).