JOE - December 2012

University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam School of Economics
Postdoctoral Researcher in (Behavioral) Economics
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Researcher in (Behavioral) Economics
Section: 4 -- International: Other Academic (Temporary, Adjunct, Visiting, Part-Time)
Location: Amsterdam, other, Netherlands
JEL Classifications:
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
D -- Microeconomics
H -- Public Economics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
Deadline Date: 12/31/2012

JOE ID Number: 201212_398406

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Research Priority Area Behavioral Economics (RPA-BE) at the Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE) offers a two-year full-time postdoctoral research position, starting preferably in September 2013. We welcome candidates with behavioral economics background holding a PhD in economics or related discipline (at the latest in September 2013) who work on behavioral (game) theory and/or apply laboratory/field experiments.

The postdoctoral position is primarily a research position for two years. The postdoctoral researcher will be involved in some teaching and writing research grant applications, but only for a minimum amount of time. The postdoctoral researcher will be appointed to RPA-BE at ASE and will be a member of Tinbergen Institute, which is our research institute and graduate school.

RPA-BE forms a high quality group of researchers with an excellent international reputation. Research at RPA-BA has a strong focus on microeconomic and game theory, laboratory experiments, and more recently, field experiments. RPA-BE offers a lively and conducive research environment, including ample funding support for running laboratory and field experiments, weekly seminars and annual symposia with leading behavioral researchers, and an active visiting researcher program.

The salary will be on the salary scale for research positions at Dutch universities and in accordance with the collective agreement regulating employment conditions at Dutch universities. Favorable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants.

Short listed candidates will be invited to give an academic seminar.
Application Instructions:

Applications should be submitted to University of Amsterdam, Personnel Department (email: Applications should include a motivating letter, a curriculum vitae, a job market paper, two letters of recommendation, and teacher evaluations (when available). Please include the vacancy number.

More information is available on

Applicants who require further information should contact Professor Dr. Erik Plug (email:

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