Postdoctoral Fellow in Public Economics

Postdoctoral Fellow in Public Economics

About the position

The School of Economics and Business at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant postdoctoral position in public economics.

The position is full-time for two years with 100% research, or four years with 50% research and 50% teaching.

Main tasks

The main purpose of a postdoctoral position is to qualify for work in high-level scientific positions. The main tasks of the candidate will be research, and optionally, teaching within the broader area of economics.

In terms of research, the applicant is expected to work on research related to tax haven use and other public economics issues, with the most time allocated to projects concerning the intersection between tax haven use and illicit finance and real estate markets, as part of an international research group. The candiate will get access to large and unique data sets and join an international research group to take part in ground-breaking research with high relevance for society and the public debate.

In terms of teaching, it could be related to the current ongoing MA-level courses BUS360 – Taxes, Inequality, and Sustainability and/or BUS362 – Corporate Tax and Sustainability, to the development of a new online course aimed at professionals (EVU) or teaching other courses in economics, as well as supervising master-students. The tentative teaching load corresponds to teaching 15 ECTS and supervising three master's theses per year.


Required academic qualification
  • A PhD degree within public economics
  • Relevant experience in teaching
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
Desired qualifications
  • Experience with publishing in academic journals
  • Previous research experience in public economics, preferably on tax issues
  • Proficiency in a Scandinavian language (Norwegian, Danish or Swedish)
  • Insights into the institutional structures of Norwegian and other tax systems, as well as property and financial markets
  • Proficiency in Stata, and preferably also R.
  • Ability to access and use administrative register data, and, preferably, utilizing open source data
Required personal qualifications
  • Excellent communication skills
Desired personal qualifications
  • Experience with coordinating international teams working on data
  • Experience with working with administrative register data, and preferably, utilizing open source data
  • Experience with developing grant applications
  • Experience with popular science dissemination of research insights
  • Ability to develop research ideas at the research frontier
  • Ability to work independently and under time pressure
  • Ability to contribute to a good atmosphere within the research group
Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1352 Postdoctoral Fellow, wage framework 24 (salary grade 59-77) (NOK 544. 400 - 765.600), depending on qualifications. The position follows ordinary meriting regulations.

For further information, please contact
  • Professor Annette Alstadsæter, tel. +47 6723 1180,
  • Head of Research, Professor Atle Guttormsen, tel. +47 6723 1131,
  • Dean, Casper Claudi Rasmussen, tel. +47 6723 1130,
Mer info
Område Akershus
Yrkesroll Ekonomi, Utbildning, Universitet & Högskola
Typ av anställning Heltid, Tillsvidareanställd
Sista ansökningsdag 20 aug 2022 (7 dagar kvar)