Postdoctoral researcher - Industrial and Regional economics

Job opening - Postdoctoral researcher - Industrial and Regional economics –

EconomiX, CNRS-university Paris Nanterre, Nanterre (Paris area)


EconomiX, a CNRS research institute, invites applications of candidates with proven research experience in the field of industrial and regional economics and specialization in relevant empirical, econometric and/or modelling tools.

Applicants are expected to contribute to a research project entitled “Variation in employment and regional relationships” funded by two French Governmental Organizations (Commissariat Général à l’Egalité des Territoires and Institut CDC pour la Recherche) and coordinated by Nadine Levratto. This research seeks to analyze the determinants of job creation or destruction taking into considerations the local characteristics as well as the economic relationships between metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas. Using a large set of data sources making it possible to precisely characterize different French areas, the project seeks to explore:

i) the characteristics of the 22 French metropolitan areas,
ii) the relationships between job creation or destruction between the core of the metropolitan areas and the secondary municipalities located inside and outside the institutional perimeter of the metropolitan areas
iii) the complementarity between spatial dependence and economic dependence.

The candidates should have strong skills in applied micro-economics including spatial analysis and microeconometrics (using Stata and R) and management of large data sets. She/he should be able to conduct high-level research to publish in international peer-reviewed journals. She/he should be fluent in English and French.



The position is for two six-month periods. Remuneration is of 2,000 euros, in accordance with French public tariff scheme. We will begin considering candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled (thus there is no explicit application deadline). We aim to fill the position before February 2019, and encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Interested applicants must send their application package, consisting of the cover letter (no more than 1 page), curriculum vitae, job market paper, the names, affiliations, and email addresses of two referees, one or more letters of recommendation, and a statement (1 page) that describes their motivation for working in our group. These documents will be merged into a single PDF file bearing the applicant’s name and the reference code “EconomiX-Postdoc” reserved for this opening. Application should be sent electronically to Dr. Nadine LEVRATTO, CNRS Research Professor.


For any further question, please contact us by e-mail.

EconomiX is a CNRS-university Paris Nanterre research institute recognized as a leading institution in research dedicated to economics. A research program has existed for several years on the linkages between firm growth path and local conditions embedding industrial economics, spatial analysis and institutional aspects. It is worth noticing that EconomiX is a CNRS labelled institution and is awarded the highest mark by the French Evaluation Agency for Research and Higher Education (HCERES). The candidate should also benefit from the stimulating environment of EconomiX and university Paris Nanterre, which hosts many doctorate, post-doctorate and tenure researchers, and has a large experience in teaching in the field of applied economics.

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