JOE - March 2014

 
Institute for the World Economy
Research Area "Social and Behavioral Approaches to Global Problems"
PhD Position at the Research Area "Social and Behavioral Approaches to Global Problems"
 
Position Title/Short Description
Title: PhD Position at the Research Area "Social and Behavioral Approaches to Global Problems"
Section: 4b -- International: Other Academic (Part-time or Adjunct)
Location: Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
JEL Classifications:
C9 -- Design of Experiments
D -- Microeconomics
H -- Public Economics
Keywords: Social and behavioral economics, public economics, economic decision making
Deadline Information: Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Deadline Date: 12/2014

JOE ID Number: 201403_400270

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
Research activities in the research area "Social and Behavioral Approaches to Global Problems" focus on better understanding economic decision making and drivers of co-operation. One of the core projects of the research area is "Beyond Homo Economicus: Tackling Global Problems through New Conceptions of Motivation and Decision-Making" by Prof. Dr. Dennis Snower together with Prof. Dr. Tania Singer (Director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, Department of Social Neuroscience), funded by INET, the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Research in this project takes place at the interface of Behavioral Economics, Psychology of Economic Decisions, Economics of Identity and Public Economics aiming to provide a broader understanding of how motivation influences economic decision making, with a view to exploring the opportunities for cooperation in addressing public goods problems. To this end, empirical research methods from psychology and neurosciences (focusing on motivation, social cognition and emotion) are combined with behavioral economics methods (based on game theoretical paradigms), models of identity and social behaviors, as well as public-policy and macro-economic models. This research is expected to provide evidence that can be used to generate models of economic decision making and macroeconomic activity that are based on human biology and psychology.

The position (0.75 of a full position) initially for 2 years and renewable (subject to funding), is primarily devoted to research.

The successful candidate for the position has a solid background in behavioral and social economics (game-theoretical paradigms), public economics, micro- and macroeconomic analysis applied to global problems, combined with a strong interest in the psychology of economic decisions. Knowledge of cognitive psychology, anthropology, sociology and/or cultural evolution would also be advantageous. She/He also shows evidence of scholarly promise in the form of publications in high-impact journals and other achievements.

For further details, see http://www.ifw-kiel.de/about-us/job-vacancies/job-vacancies/research/view?set_language=en

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the Kiel Institute, Germany.
Application Instructions:

For further details, see .http://www.ifw-kiel.de/about-us/job-vacancies/job-vacancies/research/view?set_language=en

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the Kiel Institute, Germany.


Online Application URL: http://www.ifw-kiel.de/about-us/job-vacancies/job-vacancies/research/view?set_language=en

Email for Applications: dennis.snower@ifw-kiel.de
FAX for Applications: 00494318814501

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Institut for the World Economy
Prof. Dennis Snower
Hindenburgufer 66
Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein Germany 24105

Informational URL: http://www.ifw-kiel.de/about-us/job-vacancies/job-vacancies/research/view?set_language=en


For more information, email: dennis.snower@ifw-kiel.de
For more information, phone: 00494318814472


More Informational Contact Details
Institut for the World Economy
Prof. Dennis Snower
Hindenburgufer 66
Kiel , Schleswig-Holstein Germany 24105


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