JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022

University of Cape Town

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Faculty of Commerce
School of Economics
PhD Students and Postdoctoral Research Fellows

JOE ID Number: 2022-01_111468953
Date Posted: 02/14/2022
Date Inactive: 04/30/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: PhD Students and Postdoctoral Research Fellows
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Cape Town, Western Cape , SOUTH AFRICA
JEL Classification: G0 -- General
● The economics of privacy
● Privacy-preserving technology
● Data marketplaces
● The economics of innovation
Salary Range: R350,000 per annum (ZAR)
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The overarching theme of the fellowships is “the data economy” and students and recent graduates with a background in economics, computer science, mathematics, finance, and related disciplines are invited to apply. Successful applicants will work within a research group that strives for academic excellence and is interested in various aspects of data ownership, from analyzing its theoretical foundation in the economics of property rights and privacy, to developing practical tools and studying existing applications. In this context, open source software, artistic work, and scholarly research are three examples where at least a weak notion of data ownership can be studied.

Postdoctoral fellows receive a fellowship of R350,000 per annum and no benefits are included in the value of the fellowship. .

PhD students receive a fellowship of R210,000 p.a. and an additional travel allowance of R20,000 p.a. in addition to access to university-wide funding for conference travel. PhD students are expected to have extremely strong quantitative, and in particular strong coding skills. The tenure of the Postdoctoral fellowship is for up to three years, while the tenure for PhD positions is usually three years, but can be extended for up to five years.

Application Requirements:
  • Letters of Reference
  • Research Papers
  • Transcripts
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
Application deadline: 04/30/2022
Reference Instructions:
● A complete CV including the names and contact details of at least two references
Application Instructions:
To apply, please send your complete application package, including:
● For applicants as Postdoctoral Research Fellow: At least two pieces of original research
● A letter of application, including areas of expertise, research interests, and experience

● A complete CV including the names and contact details of at least two references
● Copies of academic transcripts
to: A/Prof Co-Pierre Georg (

Applicants for the Postdoctoral Researcher position please submit a CV, up to three recent samples of your work and a letter of motivation. Applicants for the PhD position please submit your CV, your transcripts, and a letter of motivation.

You can also upload all of the application materials through the JOE system.