Job Opportunities - Research

University of Copenhagen, Economics
Bygning 26
1353 København

Columbia Business School
3022 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Johnson Graduate School of Management
Sage Hall
Ithaca, NY, 14850

Research Professional

We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated individual to work as a full-time research professional for a
period of one to two years. Start date subject to negotiation, may be as early as March 2018. Will work with and
be supervised by University of Copenhagen and Insead Professor Morten Bennedsen, Columbia Business School,Professor Daniel Wolfenzon and Cornell University Professor Margarita Tsoutsoura. The position is based at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, but the research professional will also spend time at Columbia Business School and Cornell University.

The ideal candidate should: (i) have a strong quantitative background; (ii) have strong computer skills
including programming and familiarity with statistics software such as Stata and SAS; (iii) have the
ability to work independently to solve problems; and (iv) have a long-term interest in pursuing
research in economics and or finance. Background in economics is a plus, but not necessary – we
welcome candidates with strong technical backgrounds who are looking for more exposure to
economics and finance.

Principal duties & responsibilities:

  1. Support ongoing research projects of faculty, compile, manipulate, and analyze data using various search engines and software packages.
  2. Obtain and organize information for research from other academic institutions and practitioners.
  3. Proofreads and edits citations of funded research reports, working papers, and publications.
  4. Maintains effective communication with all members of the faculty and outside institutions.

Knowledge, skills & abilities:

  1. Bachelors degree required.
  2. Relevant research experience preferred.
  3. Familiarity with statistics software such as Sas and Stata.
  4. Familiarity with programming languages such as Python and SQL preferred.
  5. Courses in econometrics and statistics required.
  6. Ability to train others required.
  7. Knowledge of research techniques or methods required.
  8. Analytical and problem solving skills required.
  9. Excellent and professional verbal, written, and presentation skills, as well as organizational skills and attention to detail, required.
  10. Strong problem solving skills and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously are required.
  11. Ability to work well independently, as well as with others, and to meet deadlines under pressure is required.
  12. Ability to seek out, coordinate, and appropriately disseminate information required.
  13. Strong computer skills required.
  14. A resume and cover letter are required to be considered for this position.

If interested, please send your CV and cover letter (briefly describing your career/study goals) to:
Signe Mansson sdm@econ.ku.dk


Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Institute for Multidisciplinary Research in Quantitative Modelling and Analysis (IMMAQ) de l'Université catholique de Louvain – Belgium informs you of the launch of the «FSR Post-doc 2018» call for postdoc fellowships by the Université catholique de Louvain. These fellowships – for a period of 24 months – are addressed to researchers who have not stayed or worked in Belgium for more than 12 months over the last 3 years, and with maximum 5 years of postdoctoral experience.

Candidates must also apply in parallel to the Mandates of the F.R.S.-FNRS: https://www.frs-fnrs.be/index.php/appel-reglements.

The application for a postdoctoral fellowship needs to be supported by the Research Centre in which the applicant intends to work. Interested candidates are invited to follow this procedure:

  • For Monday, November 20, 2017: send a CV (first three pages of the application form) and a preliminary project (1-2 pages). This should be sent by email to severine.dinjar@uclouvain.be.
  • Friday, December 8: shortlisted candidates will be informed by the research centre.
  • December 8, 2017 to January 29, 2018: Preparation of the application, with the support of the research centre.
  • January 29, 2018: deadline for submission of applications: crec-adre@uclouvain.be.

Research in IMMAQ is organized around these broad areas:

  • Actuarial Sciences
  • Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Finance and Quantitative Finance
  • Operations Research 
  • Statistics and Biostatistics

Here are some examples of general themes that can be supported:

  • Energy network regulation, efficiency analysis (models and methods, both parametrics and non-parametrics) (Per Agrell)
  • Supply chain and international logistics modelling (Per Agrell)
  • The economics of digitization (Paul Belleflamme)
  • Macroeconomic adjustment in small commodity producing countries (Vincent Bodart)
  • Integer programming approaches for large-scale network pricing and design problems (Daniele Catanzaro)
  • The chip-firing game on graphs: economic implications and integer programming approaches (Daniele Catanzaro)
  • Order Placement Strategies and Retail Investors (Catherine D’hondt and Rudy de Winne)
  • Impact Evaluation of Development and Labor Market Interventions (Muriel Dejemeppe, William Parienté and Bruno Van der Linden)
  • Stochastic complex systems and stochastic computations for spatial-temporal data (Zhengyuan Gao)
  • Convex optimization (François Glineur and Yurii Nesterov)
  • Multi-omics data integration in personnalized medicine (Bernadette Govaerts)
  • Hedging and pricing of financial derivatives under uncertainty (D. Hainaut)
  • Modelling of financial contagion with Hawkes and switching processes (D. Hainaut)
  • Macro Finance, term structure of interest rates, forecasting (Leonardo Iania)
  • The interaction of Behavioral Economics and Industrial Organization (Johannes Johnen)
  • The theory and empirics of poverty and social exclusion (François Maniquet)
  • Comparative development and marriage institutions (Fabio Mariani)
  • Political regimes, conflict and demographic dynamics (Fabio Mariani)
  • urban development in pre-industrial economies (Fabio Mariani)
  • Evaluation of social impact of social enterprises (Marthe Nyssens)
  • Mission drift of social enterprises (Marthe Nyssens)
  • Role of social enterprises in the social and ecological transition (e.g. commons, collaborative economy, functional economy) (Marthe Nyssens)
  • Fiscal Policy, Monetary Policy, Government Debt Management (Rigas Oikonomou)
  • Application of operations research in power system operations and electricity market analysis, with a specific focus on sustainable growth through demand response and renewable energy integration (Anthony Papavasiliou)
  • Graphical models and extreme value analysis (Johan Segers)
  • Quantitative and Economic Geography : urban landscape morphometrics; exploring and visualizing spatial big data (Isabelle Thomas)
  • Economics of Ageing: the barriers to employment beyond the age of 50 (Vincent Vandenberghe)
  • Economics of Ageing: productivity vs dependency (Vincent Vandenberghe)
  • Social and economic networks (Vincent Vannetelbosch)
  • Globalization and firm-level innovation in developing countries (Gonzague Vannoorenberghe)
  • The economics of deep trade agreements (Gonzague Vannoorenberghe)
  • Does international trade raise the economic risk faced by firms and employees? (Gonzague Vannoorenberghe)
  • Dynamic modeling of stochastic recovery rates with application to credit risk (Frederic Vrins)
  • Corporate finance, labor economics and investment (Yue Zhang)

HKIMR Visiting Fellowship Programmes

The Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research has refined the scope of its research agenda under the Regular Research Fellowship programme to better reflect the focuses of research work in the Institute. Furthermore, several topics have been added to the recently introduced Thematic Study Fellowship programme, which has been receiving an increasing number of applications. For details of the two programmes, please see the HKIMR webpage http://www.hkimr.org/content-id13.

To continue with the success of these two programmes and to maintain the quality and quantity of applications, HKIMR is inviting proposals from interested researchers on an ongoing and competitive basis. 

Regular Research Fellowship:

The length of the visits is typically one month. Applicants are invited to submit proposals consistent with the Institute's overall objective of promoting research that is of strategic importance to Hong Kong and the regional economies, specifically in the following areas: 

  1. Monetary and Financial Stability in Hong Kong and Mainland China; 
  2. Structural economic and financial issues and developments in the Asian region; 
  3. Global monetary and financial issues and developments with implications for Asia; 

Thematic Study Fellowship:

Compared with the Regular Research Fellowship Programme, this programme allows for a more flexible form of research undertaking and may have the possibility of collaboration with the staff at the Institute and HKMA. The duration of the study, which includes a minimum one-week resident visit to the Institute, could be longer than one month if needed. Applicants are invited to submit proposals of empirical and theoretical studies on the topics in the following thematic areas, with preference given to comparative studies which address critical policy issues and have significant global and regional implications:

  1. Emerging markets – a) USD fluctuations and emerging market boom-bust cycles; b) foreign currency corporate credit risk in emerging markets; c) interaction of capital flows with domestic economy and financial system in emerging markets and implications for macroeconomic and financial stability; d) resilience of financial institutions in emerging markets to capital outflows; e) capital flows under the changes in global conditions or capital flows and emerging market; f) the effect of the aging problem in the advanced economies on the Asian economies/emerging economies.
  2. Monetary policy – a) distributional consequences of monetary policy; b) lessons from the implementation of unconventional monetary policy.
  3. Commodity market – a) the dynamics of commodity markets; b) changing effect of oil price shocks on global growth and inflation dynamics.
  4. Financial regulation – unintended consequences of financial regulations
  5. Market development and integration – a) offshore market development and onshore macro-financial stability; b) changing economic structure in China and implications for Hong Kong and the Asian region; c) cross-border financial market volatility spillover from China; d) implications of the Belt and Road Initiative for China, Hong Kong and the Asian region; e) corporate de-leveraging in Europe.
  6. China – a) Implications of financial liberalization for China and Hong Kong; b) monetary policy transmission in China; c) credit risk and banking sector vulnerabilities in China; d) service sector development in China; e) corporate de-leveraging in China; f) cross-border capital flows in China; g) estimation of sectoral productivity.
  7. Hong Kong – a) Currency Board and HKD exchange rate; b) the influence of the US and China on Hong Kong’s business cycle; c) liquidity dynamics and transmission mechanisms in CNH market.

Further details and submission guidelines can be found on the HKIMR webpage: http://www.hkimr.org/content-id13.