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The Institute of Economics (FGN-HSG) at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, invites applications for a
Postdoctoral researcher in Development/Experimental Economics
PhD, f/m, 100%
Duties of the position
The successful applicant will be a key member of a research team situated at the University of St. Gallen (Prof. Thomas Epper), Ghent University (Prof. Ferdinand Vieider) and HEC Paris (Prof. Mohammed Abdellaoui). The primary place of work will be St. Gallen. The larger-scale research project (funded for 3.5 years) studies risk, time preferences and insurance decisions in a development context. It involves a series of laboratory and field experiments in Switzerland and Uganda. We are collaborating with local laboratories. Regular visits to Uganda during the study implementation phase are a requirement.

Candidate profile
Applicants should hold a PhD degree in Economics (or a related discipline) with a specialization in development economics, experimental economics or behavioral economics. Preferably, the candidate should have previous expertise in conducting field experiments and/or RCTs in developing countries. Fluency in English is a requirement. The position is free from teaching obligations. The salary is highly competitive.
Applications should be submitted online. Please include a cover letter, a CV, a representative research output, and two (or more) recommendation letters. Please ask academic referees to send their reference letters directly to Prof. Thomas Epper (thomas.epper@unisg.ch; Subject: POS-U-REF). Incomplete applications will not be considered. We consider applications until the position is filled. The starting date is immediately or as agreed upon.
For questions regarding the position, please contact Prof. Thomas Epper (thomas.epper@unisg.ch; Subject: POS-U-Q). Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview.
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