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PhD position in Public Economics (f/m) – Ref: 20-08

Campus Belval , 11, Porte des Sciences, L - 4366 Esch-Sur-Alzette , Luxembourg

The Center of Research in Public Economics and Population Economics (CREPP) and the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) invite high qualified and motivated applicants for a PhD position within the framework of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) project.

Project description

SHARE is an international, interdisciplinary and longitudinal survey that follows people aged 50 and more every two years in most European countries since 2005 (www.share-project.org). CREPP and LISER supervise, respectively, the Belgian French-speaking and the Luxembourg SHARE teams. The research interest of these teams is on economics of ageing, population and public economic issues, e.g. retirement and health, income and wealth inequalities. The PhD research project will be in relation with SHARE interests and be held under the co-supervision of Prof. Aline Muller (LISER) and Prof. Sergio Perelman (CREPP, SHARE Belgian French-speaking Country Team Leader). The candidate will follow a doctoral program leading to a PhD in Economics and will lead to a double doctoral degree University of Liège – University of Luxembourg.

Your Profile

We are looking for candidates holding a MA/MSc in Economics. Applicants are expected to have strong methodological skills, both in econometrics and in economic modeling, and a particular interest for research in ageing and related issues. Past research experience in the field, particularly in interdisciplinary studies, will be taken into account.

As part of your PhD program you will be invited to fulfill education requirements, among them advanced/specialized PhD courses.

You will have the possibility to choose your main place of work, either at CREPP (Liège) or at LISER (Luxembourg), but you will also work in the other center on a regular basis in agreement with your supervisors.

We offer

- A full-time position at CREPP (35 hours a week) for a maximum of four consecutive periods (2 + 2 years);

- A PhD fellowship of approximatively 2,000 € per month, net of taxes and social contributions;

- The recruited person benefits from Belgian Social Security health care insurance coverage.


The Center of Research in Public Economics and Population Economics (CREPP) is part of HEC-Management School, University of Liège. CREPP has a long tradition and a research expertise in the field of ageing, mainly social security, retirement and long-term care issues. Members of CREPP are at the same time members of the Department of Economics at HEC ULiège.


The Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research is a publicly funded research institute located in Luxembourg and devoted to applied empirical research in economic, social and spatial sciences. The institute employs 180 people (including a survey data center) and is active in the field of economics, sociology, political sciences and geography.

Application process

Please, provide the following information before June 15th, 2020:

- a letter of application outlying your thematic interest to the SHARE project, motivation and profile;

- a CV;

- copies of relevant degree diplomas, especially Master degree;

- two letters of recommendation (to be uploaded with the application documents or sent separately to recruitment@liser.lu).

Please submit your complete application via https://jobs.liser.lu/jobs

Closing date for applications:  June 15th 2020

For project related information, please contact Dr Maria Noel Pi Alperin (no applications) – MariaNoel.PiAlperin@liser.lu.

For administrative matters, please contact recruitment@liser.lu.