Research Fellow for IMD project (Public economics)

GRAPE is looking for a Research fellow specializing in Public economics

We offer a full-time or part-time research position for our new ERC project:

The project is planned for five years, but shorter contract durations are possible. The project combines theoretical tools (mechanism and market design) with a focus on applied problems of social and economic inequality. A more detailed description of the project is available here↗. The position is initially offered for one year, with extension upon successful evaluation.

Tasks: This is a pure research position, with no teaching obligations. The successful candidate will be working on classical theoretical results in public finance and mechanism design. You are expected to collaborate with Piotr on developing the IMD agenda. This includes co-authoring papers with the team members. You are encouraged to contribute their own papers to the IMD research agenda. You are expected to actively participate in all academic activities of the project, including reading groups, workshops, and conferences.

Requirements: A completed PhD degree in economics (or a related field) is required from candidates. The PhD degree should be granted no later than July 1st, 2022 and no earlier than January 1st, 2015 (exceptions are possible in special circumstances). While most researchers in the project (including the PI) have a background in microeconomic theory, this position is intended for a researcher with background in public economics. Both theoretical and empirical researchers are welcome to apply but experience in empirical work with data will be considered an advantage. When evaluating candidates, we will be looking for signs of creativity, research maturity, and independence (as best evidenced by completed or ongoing research projects). 

Conditions: We offer a salary of approximately 2,240 EUR per month for a full-time position (1.440 EUR net). The salary is indexed at 3% yearly. The project includes funding for international travel to attend workshops and conferences.  We also foresee research stays to collaborate with co-authors at Harvard and Stanford. Members of GRAPE can expect to receive support in applying for their own research funding. The working hours are flexible and task-oriented.

About Piotr: Piotr holds a double affiliation at Northwestern University and FAME|GRAPE. He has published in Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy, Operations Research, and the Journal of Finance. He is a leading theorist in market, mechanism, and information design.

About GRAPE: GRAPE is a small non-governmental research center, and it already ranks 6th top economic institute in Poland. We have ties to leading European and American research institutions. Our fully equipped office is located in the center of Warsaw. We offer a friendly and stimulating work environment among young researchers.

The position starts on July 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. Applications received before March 1st will be given full consideration. Please, send us your curriculum vitae, up to three research papers, and contact details for references. The application should be sent to We will contact selected candidates to schedule interviews, and then presentations of their work. The recruitment process will be fully remote, but an in-person visit can be arranged for successful candidates prior to signing a contract.