8 January 2024

CEBI invites applications for PhD scholarships.

CEBI is a Center of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. The main goal of CEBI is to provide cutting-edge research on the role of behavior in generating inequality and its underlying sources. The focus is on empirical research and on exploiting the globally unique Danish data research infrastructure that enables CEBI members to combine various population administrative registers with information about individuals’ background, choices, and outcomes, and to combine these data with information about behavioral characteristics obtained from large-scale controlled experiments and surveys. CEBI combines several fields and methods: Public Economics, Labor Economics, Health Economics, Behavioral Economics, Household Finance, Political Economics, Microeconometrics, Experimental and Survey Methods and Structural Modelling.

CEBI is looking for one or more excellent new PhD students who have competencies in these fields and are interested in doing empirical research on economic behavior and inequality.

You can read more about the Phd scholarships and apply here

CEBI is also looking for Phd students for the specific research project "Labour market effects and debt re-organization from wage garnishment". In a financial landscape where households owe a staggering 150 billion DKK to the Danish government, imagine the challenge of collecting unpaid debts from countless individuals. Our mission is to unveil the stories of these debtors, decipher their strategies for overcoming financial challenges, and explore the broader impacts. Do they find themselves caught in a web of debt elsewhere, struggling to break free? How does wage garnishment affect their labor supply, and what ripple effects does it send through their families?
Moreover, how does this massive debt overhang shape inequality in society?
To answer these questions, you will work with extensive administrative datasets, providing a unique opportunity to delve into the intricate dynamics of how individuals navigate between debt, work, and family.

You can read more about about the PhD program and see how to apply here.

The deadline for submitting applications is March 1, 2024. The expected starting date of the PhD position is September 1, 2024. Scholarships can be either 5+3, 4+4 or 3+5.