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The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of the leading research universities. The university draws its strengths from both the diversity and the proximity of scientific and engineering disciplines on a single, coherent campus. This highly dynamic setting enables students and researchers to work across traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties.

ESR 1 The Effect of Foreign Direct Investment and Official Development Assistance on Job Creation and Poverty Reduction

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The PhD project investigates how to integrate job creation and poverty reduction in developing countries into models of economic growth and identifies the different transmission channels that may exist between foreign direct investment and official development assistance on the one hand and job creation, poverty reduction and economic growth on the other. The project will empirically test the suggested transmission channels using panel data regressions and will contrast the results with estimations based on extended neoclassical growth models. Data sources: WDI, PWT, Conference Board, OECD.

If the position is funded by third-party funds the employee has no teaching obligation.
Recruiting University:
Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB), Germany

Partner University:
Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne (UP1), France

Research Directors:
Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein (Institute of Development Research and Development Policy, RUB),
Prof. Dr. Liza Chauvet (Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne UP1, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique)

The project involves a strong collaboration between the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy, RUB, and the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique/ Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne at UP1 and includes mandatory research stays of the ESR in Paris for six months in total.
An additional six-month secondment is planned for with Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungs GmbH (DEG) in Cologne, Germany.

Specific selection criteria for this ESR position:
The successful candidate has completed an internationally recognised Masters’ programme in economics with an above-average GPA and excellent marks in economic theory as well as in econometrics. Specialisations in growth economics and panel data analysis during the Masters’ would be an advantage. Previous exposure to development economics and familiarity with development finance would be an additional plus.

Specific information regarding the recruiting university:

RUB offers a topping-up of allowances financed by the EU to allow for payment according to the salary scale for scientific staff (TVL 13).
The ESR will be a member of the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy of RUB and of the RUB Research School.

The position is part of the European Joint Doctorate ADAPTED. This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 956909.

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

At Ruhr-Universität Bochum, we wish to promote careers of women in areas in which they are underrepresented, and we would therefore like to encourage female candidates to send us their applications. Applications by suitable candidates with severe disabilities and other applicants with equal legal status are likewise most welcome.

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Mittwoch, 31. März 2021 - 23:59


Hochschule / Einrichtung
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Institut / Einrichtung
Institut für Entwicklungsforschung und Entwicklungspolitik
Universitätsstr. 105
44789 Bochum, Deutschland
Frau Dr. Gabriele Bäcker


Frau Dr. Gabriele Bäcker



Ruhr-Universität Bochum | Institut für Entwicklungsforschung und Entwicklungspolitik


Universitätsstr. 105
44789 Bochum