ACROSS DTU – 3 fully funded positions in Economics available!

  • Faculté de Droit, d'Économie et de Finance (FDEF)
    02 mai 2022
  • Catégorie
  • Thème
    Finance, Sciences économiques & gestion

Deadline : June 21st, 2022

LISER, the University of Luxembourg and STATEC invite highly qualified and motivated applicants for PhD positions within the framework of the ACROSS doctoral training unit on ‘Analysis of Cross-Border funded by the PRIDE scheme of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR).Human Mobility’, 


Information about the positions

  • Full time, 40 hours/week
  • Fixed-term working contract for 36 months (12 months extension is possible under conditions)
  • in the framework of the ACROSS DTU on ‘Analysis of Cross-Border Mobility’
  • Enrolment at the University of Luxembourg, Doctoral School in Economics, Finance and Management (DSEFM)
  • PhD co-supervision by two members of the ACROSS consortium
  • Deadline for application: 21st June 2022
  • Earliest start date: 1st October 2022
  • Interview of short-listed candidates: second week of July 2022


Your Profile

  • Master Degree in Economics (equivalent to a Research Master) with honors or more;
  • Methodological skills and/or previous quantitative research experience;
  • Strong interest in the analysis of human mobility issues;
  • Excellent verbal communication and academic writing skills in English;
  • Enthusiasm for research, critical thinking, possibly including some first experience in publishing.


Indicative research topics

Although some flexibility must be given to supervisors and PhD students in defining the research agenda, we propose here a list of indicative topics for PhD dissertations:

  • Interplay between internal and international migration: use of traditional and innovative data sources for estimating internal and international migration responses to shocks
  • Mid- and long-term projections of international/internal migration: building OLG models of the world economy to analyze historical mobility trends and predict future migration flows
  • Joint analysis of commuting and residential mobility: development of bi-dimensional location models with endogenous place of work and place of residence
  • Challenges raised by temporariness of migration
  • Cross-border mobility and entrepreneurship: links between immigrant- and native-founded companies, cross-border transmission of entrepreneurial skills
  • Economic, social and political integration of immigrants: effectiveness and coherence of integration policies
  • Impact of cross-border labor mobility on the wage distribution: development of new model endogenizing occupational choices and wage disparities
  • Effect of cross-border mobility on social norms and happiness
  • Effect of cross-border mobility on public and private institutions: effect of commuting and residential mobility on voting; effect on labor market institutions
  • Effect of mobility-driven changes in human capital and cultural diversity on the magnitude and nature of technical progress; optimal structure of cross-border movements to make Europe and Luxembourg a dynamic and competitive knowledge-based economy
  • Effect of daily cross-border movements on congestion and traffic
  • High-skilled immigration policies in the knowledge based economy; What explains differences in selective policies between European member states? What explains differences in the usage of the Blue Card and in attractiveness of European countries? Is cooperation desirable?
  • Economic and social integration of refugees in Luxembourg and other countries.

How to apply:

Please check the list of requirements and apply through LISER Website:  


Have a question?

  • For DTU related information, please contact the DTU coordinator, Professor Frédéric Docquier (, and Professor Michel Beine (
  • For administrative matters, please contact, and

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