PhD student

Last application date
Mar 02, 2018 10:40
EB05 - Department of Accounting, Corporate Finance and Taxation
Limited duration
The candidate should have a master degree in (applied) economics, econometrics, finance, or business engineering (before September 2018).
Occupancy rate
Vacancy Type
Research staff

Job description

FWO funded doctoral project at the intersection of banking and labour economics.

You will work with micro-data on Belgian firms and banks, and perform academic research on the labour market implications of credit supply shocks, i.e. at the intersection of banking and labour economics. The precise research agenda will be decided upon jointly with your supervisor and co-supervisor.


  • We offer a full-time position as a Ph.D. scholarship recipient, consisting of an initial period of 12 months, which–upon positive evaluation–will be extended to a maximum of 4 years.
  • The Department of Accounting, Corporate Finance, and Taxation offers a dynamic, stimulating and pleasant working environment. The student will be part of the Corporate Finance Research Group (, which enjoys a strong international reputation and is part of a wide network consisting of other universities, companies and institutions. The student will be able to further develop skills through additional Ph.D. courses, seminars and international conferences.
  • The research project will be conducted in close collaboration with the Belgian central bank (NBB) and KU Leuven (co-supervisor: Prof. dr. Mike Mariathasan).
  • The contract can start as of September 2018.

Profile of the candidate

  • Successful candidates should have excellent qualifications at undergraduate and master level.
  • Excellent (micro-) econometric skills are considered an asset.
  • The candidate must be prepared to work in Gent (Belgium).
  • The candidate should have a high level of proficiency in English sufficient to communicate effectively with colleagues.

How to apply

Please submit applications at the latest by March, 2nd 2018 and send the following documents to

  1. curriculum vitae;
  2. cover letter outlining your academic interests, research experience and motivation;
  3. a copy of your diploma;
  4. a copy of your grades