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Department of Economics, CBS, seeks to hire 1 Research Assistant (RA) for a Danish Research Council funded project

Copenhagen Business School

Working as a RA at ECON

At CBS’ Department of Economics we do research in applied economics.  The aim of our research is to create knowledge about the interaction between society, markets and business. We do this by international and domestic publishing, by participation in research networks, by educating new researchers (PhDs and RAs), by entering a fruitful dialogue with business and government, and by teaching.  As a RA in the Department of Economics, you will become part of this vibrant and collaborative research environment. More specifically, you will be working with a team of researchers investigating FDI productivity spillovers, that is, how the productivity of domestic firms is affected by the co-location of foreign firms. Funding for this position comes from a Danish Research Council grant that the team secured in 2014 and which will be running until the summer of 2018. 

The role

You will undertake data collection, data management, and panel data estimations using STATA under the guidance of the research team; for more information about the project see “FDI productivity spillovers and profit-shifting”. The project uses firm-level panel data from the Bureau van Djik’s AMADEUS database that has been collected during the past year.  You will have the responsibility of managing this database, improving it and linking to other databases as needed, and assisting in running different total factor productivity (TFP) regressions using the latest methodologies in the field. You will also prepare short reports of results and liaise with other members of the project team.  The position is to be filled in as soon as possible.

The Person

You will have a good knowledge of statistics and  econometric skills acquired at the bachelor level of, e.g., in an Economics degree; familiarity with STATA and programming experience; solid academic grades in your current (bachelor or master) studies; an ability to work independently as well as in teams; good organizational skills; and a willingness to learn new methods.

Wage and employment conditions

Employment will be according to the overall wage and employment agreement between the Danish Union of Commercial and Clerical Employees and the Ministry of Finance.

The wage is between DKK 116 and DKK 122 per hour depending on former occupation and education level. Pension contributions of 10.65 per cent are paid after 9 months of occupation within the public sector.

In general, research assistants work 10-20 hours per week, but there is a large degree of flexibility, including during exam periods.

It is a prerequisite for employment that you are a student of higher education.

Information and inquiries

For more information please contact Professor Lisbeth la Cour (


Please apply by emailing your application letter to, enclosing CV and a grade transcript, no later than 24 May 2017
Interviews will take place in the week starting 29 May.

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24 maj 2017

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Lisbeth La Cour