AMID Marie Curie Host Fellowship

Actors, Markets, and Institutions in Developing Countries:
A micro-empirical approach (AMID)

Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN)
Funded under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme

***** Experienced Researcher Fellowship ****

Applications are invited for a six-month Experienced Researcher Fellowship at Bocconi University, funded as part of Marie Curie Initial Training Networks, under the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme. 

The partners in the proposed ITN are dedicated to producing the next generation of research scholars working on development issues in Europe. The ITN will harness and combine intellectual resources which are scattered across Europe to offer doctoral students a first rate training, comparable to the best opportunities available worldwide. The Network will emphasise rigorous empirical methods put to the service of fundamental questions in development economics. The work will evolve around three workpackages: WP1 (Human capital and policy evaluation) will investigate how households respond to incentives, design policies to improve education and health, and evaluate their impact. WP2 (Market access for the poor) will study market imperfections in insurance, credit, product and labour markets and evaluate the effectiveness of innovative schemes to address them. WP3 (Institutions: Micro evidence) will study the emergence of social norms, the legacy of historical institutions, their implications for governance and accountability, and the economics of conflict. Training will involve student exchanges across nodes, participation in team research projects, and support for students' travel and field work. The distinguishing features are: (a) formal coursework with emphasis on rigorous empirical methods and exposure to other disciplines in PhD courses, workshops and summer schools; (b) active participation in data collection and field projects in developing countries, attained through participation in (often multidisciplinary) team research projects and internships with industry partners and NGOs. Fieldwork experience is an essential element of training for development economists, but is rarely offered in doctoral programs; (c) opportunities to forge relationships with faculty and students throughout Europe through exchanges, workshops, and virtual networks.

To be eligible for the Experienced Researcher Fellowship, you must:

  • Either be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience;
  • Not have research experience exceeding 5 years at the time of appointment.
  • Not be a national of Italy or have been resident in Italy for more than 12 of the last 36 months at the time of appopintment.

The basic gross living allowance for the Experienced Researcher Fellowships is up to 52.000 /year + mobility allowance + travel allowance

Application Instructions: 

CVs and a cover letter of interested candidates (including details of 3 referees) as well as completed questionnaire, should be sent to CEPR at mentioning AMID in the subject line. Please indicate which institution(s) you would like to be considered for.
The deadline for applications is June 30th 2011. For further information on these vacancies please contact Cathy Leech, Projects Assistant and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) at

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For more information on the recruitment and allowances please see the Annex III to the Grant Agreement from pages 8 11: