Recrutement 2022

Recrutement CNRS - Concours 2023

Le LEDa est une UMR CNRS depuis Janvier 2021. Tout.e candidat.e qui voudrait choisir le LEDa comme laboratoire d'accueil est prié.e d'écrire à dès que possible, et ce avant le 15/12/2022. Un processus de sélection et d'accompagnement des a été mis en place. Le processus se déroule en deux étapes : un premier rendez-vous avec deux membres du LEDa, au cours duquel la.le candidat.e présente son parcours et son projet de recherche, et reçoit des informations sur le LEDa; et éventuellement un séminaire afin que la.le candidat.e présente ses travaux au LEDa et rencontre ses potentiels futurs collègues. Les candidat.e.s soutenu.e.s et qui seront admis à poursuivre le concours pourront également réaliser une audition blanche au LEDa avant les auditions.


Post-doctoral Position

The Department of Economics of Université Paris Dauphine – PSL invites applications to fill 1 postdoctoral position on the topic “Assessing public policies impacts: Efficiency, equity and acceptability”. This is a three-year position. The position will start on December 1st, 2022 for two years. The position can be extended for an extra third year depending on the progress of the postdoctoral’s work.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or doctorate degree in economics. They should be committed to an innovative research program related to the evaluation of public policies. The recruited candidate should use state-of-art empirical evaluation methods to understand the efficiency of public policies, as well as their impact on inequality and social cohesion, including their potential indirect effects. The research should try to better understand how individuals react to public policies and to model their impact in a comprehensive perspective, as well as examine public policies’ acceptability and implementation. Public policies are increasingly contested by a growing share of citizens, limiting their efficiency, as shown by recent examples in health and environment. The applicant should show an interest in understanding better the reasons for such a mistrust, and the role that policies can play to help reconnect experts, policymakers, and citizens. The candidate should thus show a strong interest in policies aiming at reducing inequalities and on the means to build social support for public action.

The successful candidate will be invited to work on the research papers s/he has developed during her Ph.D. and submit these papers for publications in top-ranked international journals, as well as to take part in at least two of the three interdisciplinary research programs led by researchers at LEDa in collaboration with other researchers at PSL:

  1. Addressing vaccine hesitancy in adolescents

Before the COVID pandemic, adolescents’ attitudes towards vaccination had received little attention, mostly because vaccines are all scheduled during childhood. The COVID pandemic has highlighted the already well-established importance of vaccine acceptability for public health. It is estimated that COVID vaccines have saved nearly 20 million lives in 2021. Despite these achievements, and of the scientific consensus regarding the efficacy and safety of many vaccines, vaccination often faces hesitancy or outright opposition. Many interventions have sought to tackle vaccine hesitancy among adults but have obtained mixed results, with many small or null effects. This research project aims at testing the hypothesis that pedagogical interventions targeting adolescents might be more effective using a large-scale field experiment in a large cohort of French 9th graders. This project is conducted by an interdisciplinary team of psychologists at ENS (Coralie Chevallier and Hugo Mercier) and economist at LEDa (Elise Huillery).


  1. Remote working, work trajectories and gender inequality

Both recent technological progress and the Covid-19 pandemic made remote working more prevalent, while its longer-term impact on career progression remains unclear, and

is likely to differ across genders. Research has shown that commuting and working time flexibility constraints were more binding for women, which limits their job search and contributes to the gender pay gap. Teleworking could help release these constraints but at the same time forces women to spend more time at home and to combine work with household tasks, which could be harmful to their productivity. Furthermore, they miss on social interactions at the workplace that are potentially key for promotion prospects, even keeping productivity constant. The objective of this research project is to evaluate which of this mechanism prevails empirically. It addresses the question of the impact of remote working on job search and earnings trajectories, especially for women. This project is conducted by Laura Khoury (LEDa).


  1. Addressing inequalities in access to higher education

Unequal access to higher education remains a concern in France, despite increased college graduation over the past 30 years. Children of low-income families are still three times less likely to access higher education than children of high-income families. Higher education institutions have implemented various outreach initiatives to promote a more equal access to higher education. Most programs (such as “Cordées de la réussite” ou “Programme Egalité des Chances ») target specific middle and high schools with information sessions and additional mentoring for students. The project will develop a framework to evaluate these initiatives. We will seek not only to analyze the impact of such programs on student’s admission to higher education institutions, but also to follow student’s progress and overall achievement overtime. This project will be conducted by an interdisciplinary team of sociologists and economists at Dauphine and coordinated by Gabrielle Fack (LEDa).


The postdoctoral position is funded by the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research). The recruited person will be hosted by the LEDa, the joint research center in economics of Université Paris-Dauphine – PSL, IRD and CNRS, but is also expected to develop the interactions with researchers from other disciplines within PSL, e.g. the ENS department of cognitive sciences (DEC), or Dauphine department of sociology (IRISSO).

The monthly gross salary will be between 2390 and 4540 € during the two years, depending on experience.


Instructions for the application

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or doctorate degree in economics. The application should contain a resume, a motivation letter, and two reference letters. Application should be made online on the recruitment platform of the CNRS: The application deadline is October 15, 2022. Admissible candidates will be invited for an interview to be held online between the end of October and mid- November 2022.


More information about the LEDa

The LEDa (80 tenured faculty members) is the economics department of Université Paris Dauphine- PSL, in collaboration with the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD).


Its research, which is geared towards decision support, addresses a wide range of societal issues: health and ageing, development and mobility, macroeconomic policies, environment and climate, and finance. His research is based on theoretical reflections on microeconomic foundations, the economics of well-being, the structure of markets and interactions, and the question of risk.



Université Paris-Dauphine is a leading research center in decision and organization sciences. It is a founding member of PSL, a union of French academic institutions. The University is situated in central Paris.



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