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Economic analysis of public procurement (Center for Institutional Studies)

The Higher School of Economics, the Center for Institutional Studies (CInSt), Moscow, Russia invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the field of economic analysis of public procurement and corruption practices. In the CInSt we are interested in theoretical and empirical/experimental approaches to research in public procurement and corruption practices in general. Usually, we use micro level approach studying individual behavior, rules and institutions.

The postdoc researchers are encouraged in:

  • working under the direct supervision of Paola Valbonesi or Koen Schoors, Leading Research Fellows at the CInSt;
  • pursuing own research in parallel with working on the  CInSt’s research projects in several broad areas:

o  Corruption and Rent-seeking Activities,

o  Awarding Procedures and Efficiency,

o  Auction and Contract Design,

o  SMEs Participation and Subcontracting,

o  Public Procurement and Social Aims,

o  Public Procurement and Local (or Regional) Growth;

  • writing research papers for international peer-reviewed journals in co-authorship with the members of the CInSt;
  • participating in the organization of HSE’s events and providing other contribution to the CInSt’s development;
  • doing public presentations of own research to the researchers in the field and to the broader academic community;
  • giving some teaching, though such activity is not compulsory required.


The CInSt offers access to:

  • procurement datasets in Russia which contain micro information on bids, prices and contractual details and information on regional characteristics;
  • dataset on elections of all levels (federal, regional, municipal) in all Russia regions;
  • Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey-Higher School of Economics (RLMS-HSE), which has been designed to monitor the effects of Russian reforms on the health and economic welfare of households and individuals in the Russia. 


We are looking for Applicants with

  • a strong theoretical or/and empirical background in economics and PhD degree in Econometrics/Economics/Empirical/Experimental Economics from a recognized university;
  • high motivation in running research in public procurement and/or corruption;
  • a will to join team work, but which are also able to work independently;
  • proficiency in spoken and written English.


General conditions for Post-Doctoral Research positions can be found here. Appointments will be normally made for one year and the one-year-renewal of the contract could be considered.

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 center may not be reviewed.

About HSE

HSE is a young, dynamic, fast-growing Russian research university providing unique research opportunities. For more information about HSE, please visit Center for Institutional Studies or contact Elena Podkolzina (Director of the Center for Institutional Studies (CInSt) directly.

Apply now


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