Job Opportunity: Doctoral Researcher in International Trade

Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2016
  • The doctoral project aims to deepen our understanding of the risk faced by economic actors in a globalized world. International trade entails numerous sources of uncertainty, generating both opportunities and losses for different countries, sectors and factors of production. Identifying the sources of risk pertaining to globalization is key to design policies and will form an essential part of this project.
  • The candidate will study the link between globalization and risk both from a theoretical and an empirical perspective. The tasks include: (i) developing a framework to identify the main drivers of changes in comparative advantage and the uncertainty associated with them, (ii) identifying the costs and benefits for different agents and (iii) drawing the policy implications of the analysis.
  • The project is financed by the Fonds Spéciaux de Recherche of the Université Catholique de Louvain.
  • The candidate will write a doctoral thesis under the supervision of Gonzague Vannoorenberghe (IRES). The candidate will work at IRES (
  • In addition to performing the tasks of the research project, the PhD candidate will improve his/her research skills by completing a doctoral training program in Economics and will actively participate in the research activities of the institute. To find a description of the rules of the Doctoral Program in Economics at the Université Catholique de Louvain, please go to:
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