Open positions as Pre-Doctoral Fellows

6 February 2023 14:46

Open positions as Pre-Doctoral Fellows

We invite applications for the position of three pre-doctoral fellows at FAIR/ the Department of Economics at The Norwegian School of Economics. The Centre is a unique platform for collaboration between the Centre for Empirical Labor Economics and The Choice Lab.

We are offering positions in the following fields:

  • Behavioral economics (supervisor: Alexander W. Cappelen)
  • Labour economics (supervisor: Katrine V. Løken)
  • Development economics (supervisor: Vincent Somville)


We will involve the candidate in ongoing projects including a global study of moral values study in more than 60 countries and an exciting new project on the freedom to choose. The projects address fundamental questions about people’s moral values, belief formation, and how considerations of individual freedom and personal responsibility affect economic decisions. We expect to involve the candidate in literature reviews, data analysis in Stata, data processing, data visualization, and writing.


We will involve the candidate on ongoing projects like understanding early childhood inequality, consequences of gender differences in education, and economic history projects. We expect to involve the candidate in literature reviews, data analysis in Stata, data processing, data visualization, and writing.


We will involve the candidate in ongoing projects in Tanzania and potentially other African countries. Through this, the candidate will be introduced to frontier research and become an integrated part of an international research team. We expect to involve the candidate in survey design, fieldwork (including project supervision and data collection), literature reviews, data analysis, and writing.

This position offers a range of on-the-job learning opportunities and mentoring from faculty supervisors in an inspiring and interdisciplinary academic environment. The predoctoral fellow will join a dynamic team of international researchers.

The pre-doctoral position is a full-time commitment, combines research work with learning activities, and is ideal for a recent graduate interested in doing a Ph.D. in Economics. The position offers the possibility to acquire many skills necessary to conduct independent research in applied economics.

The appointment will be for 10 months. The annual salary is competitive.


The candidate must possess (at the time of starting) a Master with excellent grades in Economics or another quantitative field.

We are looking for a person who enjoys independent problem-solving and thrives on taking high-level directional advice and then running with this advice as far as possible. The ideal candidate has the desire to understand the social world around them and possesses a thirst for answering research questions about how the social environment affects individuals.


Applications include a cover letter, a CV, transcript of grades, one letter of recommendation (sent separately), and a writing sample (optional) and should be sent to If you have any questions, the same email can be used.  Please specify which position you are applying to. If you are applying to more than one please include your prioritized list.  


Deadline for application is 27 February 2023.

Desired start date is 1 September 2023.


Writing samples are optional and can, for example, be a research paper, a bachelor or master thesis. The letter of recommendation should be directly sent by your reference via email to Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. We will start reviewing the applications immediately. If you have any questions regarding the positions contact the supervisor in the relevant field.