PhD scholarships with QUT’s School of Economics and Finance 2009 2010

QUT’s School of Economics and Finance is seeking three PhD students to
undertake study in the areas of behavioural economics and applied

The scholarships are attached to a large international research group
sponsored by the Australian Research Council, AusAid, the World Bank, the
Ford Foundation and the German Labour Institute (IZA) as well as an
international collaboration with European companies.

The successful applicants will work with researchers from the Australian
National University and the QUT-based National Centre for Econometric

They will be expected to follow standard economic PhD coursework in all
fields of economics and to engage in a variety of analyses, such as handling
large-scale data sets on migration in China, performing economic experiments
in Australia with and without measuring heart rates, or developing a
theoretical view of human decision making (including migration, network
formation and attitudes towards risk and collaboration).

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Application criteria

* At least an Honours 2A or international equivalent thereof in
economics or closely related subfield.
* Good verbal and written English language skills.
* A proven high ability in the use of analytical methods, as witnessed
by courses in statistics/ economic modelling/game theory/mathematics, or
else prior work of a high analytical quality.
* The ability to work with world-class researchers from many different
countries (Australia, the United States, England, China, Indonesia, Germany)
and the desire to become a research-oriented economist.

The scholarships

The school is offering three full-time scholarships to the value of $26,140
per annum (tax exempt and indexed annually) for three years.

Top up scholarships and/or Research Assistant work may be available.

The successful applicants will be based in Brisbane.

Application closing date

The closing date for applications is Thursday, 9 April 2009.

For more information about the research projects, please contact Professor
Paul Frijters (phone (07) 3138 2947 or email or
Associate Professor Uwe Dulleck (phone (07) 3138 9103 or email

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