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International Center for the Study of Institutionsand Development (ICSID)

Postdoctoral research positions. Deadline: April 1, 2016

The Higher School of Economics International Center for the Study of Institutionsand Development(ICSID) in Moscow, Russia  invites applications for a postdoctoral research position to study trust and social norms.
A significant body of empirical and theoretical research has demonstrated the importance of trust andsocial norms for economic and institutional development.Much less attention has been devoted to identifying the precise mechanisms that generate and change trust and social norms and fostertheir formation. Russia offers a fertile ground for this research as it has a vibrant history with economic and political shocks, diverse institutions and populations affected by different types of norms – from Soviet and traditional ones to quite modern. Our work is based on unique datasets that allow us to study modern trust and social norms and link them with data from archives. Among them are surveys of 34,000 individuals in almost all Russian regions conducted in 2000-2011 and designed to be regionally representative. We also use other valuable sources of information such as Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS), World Values Survey, and Life in Transition Survey. Precise projects concentrate on social norms influence on preferences over redistribution, naming patterns and their consequences for trust, ambiguity of connection between trust and norms. Candidates are welcome to participate in these or other topics that will be of mutual interest.


The position involves:
·        working in a research group with Ekaterina Borisova, Denis Ivanov, Andrei Govorun, Irina Levina;
·        participants are encouraged to pursue their own research in parallel with working onICSID’s research projects;
·        writing research papers for international peer-reviewed journals in co-authorship with the members of the Center;
·        participation in organization of the events and other contribution to the Lab’s development;
·        public presentations of candidate’s own research to the researchers in the field and the broader academic community;
·        some teaching is encouraged, though not required.


The Center offers access to its databases (please see website), analytical software, and technical support.


-         a PhD from an international research university in such fields of social science as: economics, sociology, political science, public policy or government;
-         a strong interest in the fields of trust and social norms analysis;publications in this field will be a plus;
-         a strong background in data processing and data analysis usingclassical statistics;
-         ability to design lab and/or survey experiments is an asset;
-         ability to work in a team;
-         knowledge of the Russian language is an asset.


General conditions for Post-Doctoral Research positions can be found here . Appointments will be normally made for one year.
CV, research statement and two letters of recommendation should be submitted directly via online application form by April 1, 2016. Please note that direct applications to the hiring laboratory may not be reviewed.


The HSE is a young, dynamic, fast-growing Russian research university providing unique research opportunities for you (http://hse.ru/en, http://soc.hse.ru/en/, http://linis.hse.ru/) .


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