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School of World Economy (Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs)

The School of World Economy at Higher School of Economics invites applications for postdoctoral positions to play a key role in research projects in the following academic fields:

  • Transformation of International Trade after Global Crisis of 2008-2009; Rise of Protectionism; E-Commerce and its Accounting in Trade Statistics
  • Global Value Chains and Economic Development, Industrial Value Chain Development, Global Value Chain Transformation and New Technologies
  • Economics of Climate Change; International Climate Change Regime; Greenhouse Gas Emissions and International Trade; Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Inequality
  • Global Food Security; Climate Change and Resilience
  • Environmental Impact of Digital Transformation; E-Waste in Emerging Market Economies


The School of World Economy brings together specialists who take an in-depth look at the processes underlying global economic life and key areas of the world economy. Global governance, economic growth, global finance and energy, resource and environmental problems, the economic specifics of particular regions and countries, as well as global industrial development, integration processes and international trade mechanisms are all issues that they look at.

As a part of a research unit with a strong culture of collaboration, the postdoctoral fellow will be expected to spend at least half of their working time leading collaborative research projects of their own design and about half on working with the research staff of the School of World Economy and Institute of Trade Policy. 

The job involves:

  • Working under the supervision of professor Vladimir Zuev (international trade); associate professor Igor Makarov (climate change economics), associate professor Olga Klochko (global value chains), associate professor Natalia Milovantseva (food security and climate change; digital transformation and e-waste)
  • conducting research within the conceptual framework of the study group;
  • collaboration with other researchers affiliated with the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, including those from foreign Universities;
  • taking part in the research projects/pursuing independent research;
  • participation in the academic events, conferences and discussions;
  • disseminating research findings through writing academic papers for top international peer-reviewed journals in (including those in co-authorship with HSE fellows) or through oral public presentations;
  • teaching is not required; though teaching opportunities will be available, including teaching for the “World Economy” BA education program



  • a Ph.D. in international development, economics or a related discipline awarded before September 2019;
  • excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines;
  • a strong track record of publications appropriate for the candidate’s academic standing;
  • English language proficiency.
  • advanced quantitative or qualitative research methods skills that meet the standards of academic peer-review publications  will be a strong advantage;
  •  peer-reviewed publications, working papers or a job market paper in the field will be a strong advantage;
  • knowledge of the Russian language is not a requirement but will be a plus.

General conditions for Post-Doctoral Research positions can be found here. Appointments are  normally made for one year.

A CV and research statement should be submitted via online application form and two letters of recommendation should be submitted by the referees directly to fellowship@hse.ru by February 15, 2019. Please note that direct applications to the hiring division may not be reviewed.

About HSE

HSE is a young, dynamic, fast-growing Russian research university providing unique research opportunities. 

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