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Student assistant (research) for Department of Economics at CBS

Copenhagen Business School, Department of Economics

Working as a Student Assistant at ECON

At the Department of Economics we regard it a central task to explain what motivates decision-makers, how economic institutions are — or should be — designed, and whether the interaction between institutional design and motivation leads to an efficient or optimal outcome from society's point of view. Our research is often related to specific challenges facing different organizations. We are looking for a student assistant to support our research and work 10 -15 hours per week, but there is a large degree of flexibility, including during exam periods.

Specific for this position:

For this specific position we are a seeking a student assistant to work on a series of projects with a major focus on a large-scale data-based project on FDI spill-overs. Other projects are within fields such as predictive modeling, empirical modeling of public procurement data and immigration and health. Common for all projects are, that they are empirical projects that require a lot of work with setting up and cleaning of data bases and also econometric analyses of the data once they are ready for this. The ideal candidate will have competences within handling of databases and within applied econometric analysis. The position starts as soon as possible.
As a student assistant at ECON, smaller ad hoc tasks may occur.

For more information please contact professor Lisbeth la Cour, ( Lisbeth will be travelling during the application period but she will check her e-mail regularly.

When occupying the vacancy, we prioritize e.g.:

  • Knowledge of statistics and/or econometrics and experience of working with large databases. We work with both time series, cross sectional and panel data.
  • Experience with statistical software such as Stata, SAS and/or R.
  • Experience from previous occupation.
  • Grades achieved.

Salary and employment conditions

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

Salary is between 121 and 127 DKK per hour depending on former occupation and education level. Pension contributions of 11.19 per cent are paid after 9 months of occupation within the public sector or if you have previously had a labor market pension agreement.

It is a prerequisite for employment that you are a student enrolled at an institution in higher education.


You apply by emailing your application letter to with your CV and a grade transcript enclosed, no later than October 31 2018.

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Copenhagen Business School, Department of Economics




31 oktober 2018

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