Call for a PhD Candidate in the Economics and Politics of Migration (0.8-1.0 fte)

7 June

The Department of Economics of Leiden Law School at Leiden University has a vacancy for a:

  • PhD Candidate in the Economics and Politics of Migration (0.8-1.0 fte)

Research project: The Economics and Politics of Migration
Migration is a hot topic. We offer the perfect opportunity to do research into this important topic! Migration is a defining feature of the modern world. Millions of people move across borders every year in search of better economic opportunities and/or political freedom. In Europe in particular, the integration process has led to significant migration flows. These flows have resulted in demographic and social transformations that have reshaped the continent's political and economic landscape. This has often led to positive outcomes like labour market integration and increased prosperity. However, very often we also see cases of segregation and low social mobility among migrants resulting in increased inequality in host societies.

The PhD candidate will conduct highly innovative empirical research on the interrelationship between migration and economic outcomes (such as labour market integration, inequality, and social mobility). In addition, the research will be framed in the context of EU governance and decision-making on migration policy.

The position comprises the following tasks:

  • Conduct innovative research on the Economics and Politics of Migration in the EU;
  • Write a PhD Thesis;
  • Submit research results for publication in academic journals;
  • Present papers at international conferences;
  • Participate in seminars, workshops and conferences;
  • Actively disseminate research findings to both academic and non-academic audiences;
  • Teach in the programmes of the Department of Economics;
  • Follow PhD courses based on an individual training plan.

The selection procedure will take place in June 2023.

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