BI is looking for a PhD student / young researcher to work on the topic of youth employment and labour market policy evaluation

07/06/2021

Please send your CV and motivation letter (in English, outlining your research interest) to Ms Judit Léderer (judit.lederer@budapestinstitute.eu) by 4 July 2021.

In the framework of the Youth Employment PartnerSHIP project, BI is looking for a PhD student / young researcher to work on the topic of youth employment and labour market policy evaluation.

The call is addressed to PhD students / young researchers with research interests in the field of empirical labour economics, with a focus on labour market policies.

When

The visiting period will last 1-3 months, starting preferably between July and December 2021, and will be located at the Budapest Institute. There is some flexibility in the length and timing. Upon request, we can offer a virtual internship with a 1-2 week stay in Budapest at the beginning of the period.

Topic

The prospective topic of research will be the analysis of young persons not in education, employment, or training (the NEETs) in Hungary and the performance of the public employment office (PES), with special attention to gender issues. The visiting fellow can be working with administrative (PES register) data, as well as with HU LFS and other large-sample survey data.

Requirements

Essential:

-           Masters degree in economics or quantitative social sciences

-           knowledge of labour economics and statistics, including statistical software (STATA)

-           PhD student (or young researcher) from or undertaking studies/working in Italy, Poland, Spain

Advantage:

-           previous experience in working with administrative data

Environment

The visiting researcher will be working with researchers at the Budapest Institute for Policy Analysis. Given the nature of work at the Budapest Institute, they may also have the opportunity to work in applied research and consultancy projects (for the EU PES Network or EU DG EMPL). Furthermore, the visiting researcher will also have the opportunity to interact with researchers at the Institute of Economics of Centre for Economic and Regional Studies. There will be opportunities to present research results to project partners and at the Institute of Economics.

Funding

The program will cover travel and accommodation expenses, as well as a subsistence allowance.

Deadline: 4 July 2021

To apply:

Please send your CV and motivation letter (in English, outlining your research interest) to Ms Judit Léderer (judit.lederer@budapestinstitute.eu).