Paris Dauphine-PSL University 3 PhD contracts in Economics and Management (3 to 4 years)

Paris Dauphine-PSL University 3 PhD contracts in Economics and Management (3 to 4 years)

The Governance and Regulation Chair of the University Paris-Dauphine|PSL has three openings for doctoral candidates in economics and management. Candidates must have a solid background in economics (industrial organization, digital economics, transportation economics, experimental economics) or in management (strategy and organization) and be familiar with applied analysis.

The doctoral candidates will be working with a group of researchers specialized in digital and in transportation economics.

  • Two positions will be funded by the French ecological transition agency (ADEME) on the economics of multimodal mobility and business models of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) platforms. The candidates will benefit from the research partnership with a large ridesharing platform, with access to high-quality data.
  • One position will be funded by a major French transportation company under a CIFRE contract (industrial thesis contract) and will focus on the issue of data sharing and infrastructure access.

The program aims at better understanding shared mobility and multi-modal mobility: supply, demand, geography and users’ behaviors. It will also explore the regulatory implications of multi-modal mobility for transportation operators and for digital platforms.

More information of the CIFRE contract at


The candidate’s main task will be to prepare a doctoral thesis. The thesis must be undertaken at the University of Dauphine|PSL.

The doctoral candidates will work with other research teams and with industrial partners. A taste for teamwork and an interest in collaborating with practitioners are essential.


3-year fixed-term contract, renewable once (up to 4 years). According to the French standards, the Doctoral Researcher will be paid 18k€ net/year, which include social coverages. She/He will be expected to have a permanent residence in Paris.

Starting Month: Flexible, from June to November 2022.


– Master’s degree in Economics or Management, with a significant focus on quantitative methods.
– Linguistic skills: The working language of the multi-cultural team is English. Fluency in oral and in written English is a must. French is not mandatory but will be considered as an advantage.


Application materials must be in PDF format and must include cover letter, CV, transcript of completed university studies, one reference letter, and information of two referees (name, current position, and contact).

Applicants should submit their application and upload materials at If you have further questions about the position, please contact the coordinator of the project: Dianzhuo Zhu


The Governance and Regulation Chair is a research program involving the University Paris-Dauphine | PSL— a leading University in Economics and Management in France —, businesses, and regulatory agencies. Its working program covers the political economy and institutional organization of regulation, and the challenges raised by the digital and environmental transitions for the governance of industries and markets. The program relies on a dynamic, multi-disciplinary, and multi-cultural team of economists, management scientists, political scientists, and data scientists. The Chair offers an outstanding environment for scholarly publication and high-level research communication with policymakers and business practitioners.