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Center for Market Studies and Spatial Economics (CMSSE) (St. Petersburg)

The Higher School of Economics Center for Market Studies and Spatial Economics (CMSSE) in St. Petersburg, Russia invites applicants for postdoctoral research positions in the field of International Trade, Regional and Urban Economics. Candidates are expected to carry out advanced empirical or theoretical research in these fields.


The job involves:

·        working under the direct supervision of the Center’s Academic Advisor Kristian Behrens

·        participants are encouraged to pursue their own research while working on the Center’s research projects in 3 broad areas:

o  International Trade

o  Regional Economics

o  Urban Economics

·        writing research papers for international peer-reviewed journals in co-authorship with members of the Center

·        participation in organization of the events and other contribution to the Center’s development

·        public presentations of candidate’s own research to researchers in the field and the broader academic community

·        some teaching is encouraged, though not required.

The Center offers access to HSE databases as well as the following software: Stata, Mathematica, MatLab, Maple, Gauss, ArcGIS.


-         a PhD in Economics from an international research university;

-         a strong background in International Trade, Regional Economics, and/or Urban Economics;

-         motivation to publish in top-ranked journals;

-         ability to work in a team;

-         fluent English (oral and written);

-         relevant experience is an asset although not required.

General conditions for Post-Doctoral Research positions can be found here. Appointments will be normally made for one year, with a possibility of extension for the second year upon evaluation. 

A CV and research statement  should be submitted via online application form and two letters of recommendation should be submitted be the referees directly to iri@hse.ru by  February 15, 2018
 Please note that direct applications to the hiring research center may not be reviewed.

About HSE

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

CMSSE is a multicultural vibrant research center that aims at creating an efficient welcoming research environment. For more information about CMSSE please visit CMSSE.

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