PhD position in Erasmus University

PhD position in Erasmus University

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Economics

ESE PhD Positions

Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) has several open PhD positions.


These projects are hosted by ESE and are affiliated with one of ESE’s graduate schools: ERIM or the Tinbergen Institute. ESE has a long tradition of academic and applied research, and is a leading academic institution, hosting some of the world’s foremost economists in all major areas of economics and business economics.


PhD in Erasmus School of Economics 3



Potential PhD candidates at ESE hold a (Research) Master’s degree in a discipline relevant to the PhD project, have obtained excellent study results, and are highly motivated to do scientific research. Erasmus University Rotterdam requires its scientific staff to have an excellent command of English (minimum CERF level C1). Furthermore candidates are required to be admissible to either ERIM (ERIM admission requirements) or the Tinbergen Institute (Tinbergen admission requirements) (depending on the specific project).


Our PhD projects are fully funded and salaried positions for 3 or 4 years (depending on pre-education), meaning that appointed PhD candidates are employees (promovendus) of Erasmus University Rotterdam. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU). Monthly salary for PhD candidates is Euro 2.125 up to Euro 2.717 in the final year (2015 figures, gross and fixed amounts). The candidate’s performance is evaluated after 18 months and if positive, the contract is extended for the remainder of the project:

  • The preferred starting date of PhD appointment is September 1st, 2016.
  • Contract type: Temporary, 3 or 4 years.


The recruitment round ends at January 31, 2016.


See the list below for all projects included in the current application round.

  • Research in financial reporting and valuation (supervisors: David Veenman, Edith Leung)
  • Financial management in an internationally connected world (supervisors: Patrick Verwijmeren, Mike Mao & Sjoerd van Bekkum)
  • Nudging in inter-temporal choice to improve wellbeing (supervisors: Kirsten Rohde, Han Bleichrodt & Peter Wakker)
  • Integrating genetics into economics (supervisors: Niels Rietveld, Roy Thurik, Patrick Groenen & Albert Hofman)
  • Trade and economic development in a global production network (supervisor: Maarten Bosker)
  • Improving reliability for railway passengers (supervisors: Dennis Huisman, Albert Wagelmans)
  • Open PhD project at the Econometric Institute (supervisors: Dennis Fok, Patrick Groenen, Richard Paap, Dick van Dijk)
  • Pro-active service logistics for capital goods – the next steps (ProSeLoNext) (supervisor: Rommert Dekker)
  • Analysis of the effect of the Ultra Large Container Ship on container terminals (supervisors: Rommert Dekker, René de Koster)

See the individual project descriptions on the ESE website to apply (


Additional information about the application procedure can be obtained from the ESE PhD admissions office,

  • Mrs. Nine van Gent
  • Tel: +31 (0) 10 408 2294 (available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays and Friday from 9.00 until 17.00)

For academic questions about these projects please contact the project supervisors listed with the individual project description.

Leave a Reply