JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021

University of Southern Denmark

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Department of Business and Economics
Postdoc in Economics

JOE ID Number: 2020-02_111465770
Date Posted: 10/27/2020
Date Inactive: 01/31/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoc in Economics
Section: International: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Odense, DENMARK
JEL Classification: N0 -- General
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Applications are invited for a Postdoc position at the Department of Business and Economics, to be filled by February 1, 2021. The position is for 12 months.

The department has a strong tradition for high-quality research and teaching within the various areas of business economics and economics. The research and teaching activities at the department are organized within four groups: Accounting; Finance; Microeconomics, and Econometrics and Economic History.

It is the aim of the department to conduct research of the highest international standard documented through 1.) publications in internationally distinguished journals, 2.) presentations at international conferences and 3.) dissemination with high visibility and broad social impact.

Furthermore, the department emphasizes to offer high-quality research-based teaching using the most relevant teaching methods to enhance students' learning.

The Postdoc will be part of the Historical Economics and Development Group (HEDG) and affiliated with CPOP - The SDU Interdisciplinary Center on Population Dynamics. Since its establishment in 2011, HEDG has been one of the fastest growing groups within economic history and is arguably one of the leading groups in Europe. The work carried out by the group can be described as quantitative economic history. More information about HEDG and CPOP can be found at:

Job description

The position is funded by the Danish Research Council. The project is entitled "The White Death, Public Policy and Development" and studies the consequences of public policies targeted at reducing Tuberculosis (TB) prevalence and deaths for mortality and economic development prior to the invention of antibiotics. Using differences-in-differences and triple differences research designs, we propose to investigate different historical policies using data from the US, Denmark and other European countries. This speaks to debates on whether public policy mattered for the decline in TB and whether improving the disease environment matters for economic performance. It also speaks to whether TB can be combatted in societies that faces drug resistant TB. The project has already produced two publications:

- Preventing the White Death: Tuberculosis Dispensaries. (with Peter Juul Egedesø and Casper Worm Hansen). The Economic Journal
- Controlling Tuberculosis? Evidence from the First Community-Wide Health Experiment. (with Karen Clay, Peter Juul Egedesø, Casper Worm Hansen & Avery Calkins). Journal of Development Economics

For additional information about the position please contact:
Peter Sandholt Jensen, e-mail

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 11/22/2020