MPhil/PhD Studentship New Thinking in Economics in the Post-crisis Era

(Ref: PROF-BUS-02-13)

High quality proposals are being sought in all fields of economics, with a priority given to topics on globalization, income distribution, employment, investment, development, gender, and crisis such as:

  • the interaction of income distribution, demand, growth;
  • economic crises and their effects on the labour market outcomes, income distribution, or public finance;
  • the effects of globalization (international trade and foreign direct investment) on wages, employment, or income distribution;
  • the gender effects of economic crises;
  • financialisation, growth, and income distribution; and
  • Eurozone crisis, asymmetries in the Eurozone.

We seek proposals which have a comparative and pluralistic approach to the theoretical debates among the different schools of thought. Heterodox approaches, and a focus on alternative approaches to economic policy in the post-crisis environment are welcome. Proposals which bring the theoretical debates into empirical terrain, and illustrate the candidate’s familiarity with quantitative research methods and econometrics are also encouraged. Interdisciplinary approaches and a synthesis of quantitative and qualitative research methods are also welcome. Our research has a global emphasis, and proposals focusing on specific cases of developed or developing countries or transition economies are all encouraged.

The successful candidate will be based in the Work and Employment Research Unit and/or the Economic Development Resource Centre and will be expected to contribute to the dissemination of research findings in high quality publications and international research networks.

The successful candidate will receive a bursary for three years linked to RCUK Doctoral Stipend rate, currently £13590 per annum, plus a contribution towards tuition fees of up to the equivalent of the Home fee (currently £3885 pa), subject to performance.

Applicants must hold a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (UK or UK equivalent) in a relevant discipline. 

For further information please contact the supervisor: Professor Özlem Onaran,

For additional information about the studentship and links to the application form please go to: 

The application form should be completed and returned to:  and include: a research proposal, a comprehensive CV and a covering letter explaining your interest and how it relates to past experience and present motivations. Attachments should be in PDF or Word format.

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 26 April 2013

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