1 Junior Chair position in public policy evaluation, Economics department, University Paris Dauphine – PSL, Paris, France
The Department of Economics of Université Paris Dauphine – PSL invites applications to fill 1 Junior Chair position on the topic “Assessing public policies impacts: Efficiency, equity and acceptability”. This is a tenure track position with reduced teaching load leading to a full professor position in four years. The position will start on September 1st, 2022 or on a mutually agreed date.
Applicants must have held a Ph.D. or doctorate degree in economics for at least three years and have a well-established record of research and publications in top-ranked international journals, in fields relevant to the job profile (see below).
The annual gross salary will be €41,000 during the four years of the tenure track. The selected candidate will have a reduced teaching load (64h during the first year, 96h for the second and third years, 128h the fourth year), and will be allocated a package for research expenses of €200,000 provided by the National Research Agency (ANR) for the 4-year period. This will notably allow the funding of research assistant positions, post-doctoral positions, conferences participation, and access to databases.
In view of this recruitment process, the Department of Economics (LEDa) organizes a meeting with a short-listed set of candidates to be held on June 7, 2022. During this event, the candidate will have the opportunity to present his or her research work (plenary session), as well as to discuss with the members of the Department of Economics more informally during bilateral meetings. The event will be organized on site, possibly including on-line sessions if needed.
The successful candidate should be committed to a state-of-the-art research program on the topic “Assessing public policies impacts: Efficiency, equity and acceptability”, with the objective to contribute to a better understanding of the design, implementation, and evaluation of public policies. Specifically, the research program will be assessed on its ability to tackle this issue through three main aspects: (i) Understand how public policies impact individuals and societies. Complex models of individual behaviours are needed to reach a global understanding of the impact of policies, including their potential indirect effects. Moreover, integrating insights from behavioural sciences, that may fruitfully rely on research collaborations with other PSL institutions, will allow the Junior professor to better understand how individuals react to public policies and to model their impact in a comprehensive perspective. (ii) Evaluate public policies. The recruited candidate, using state-of-art empirical evaluation methods, will develop an ambitious research program of public policy evaluation to understand their efficiency, as well as their impact on inequality and social cohesion. (iii) Study 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 project will also focus on understanding better the reasons for such a mistrust, and the role that evaluation and dissemination can play to help designing policies that can reconnect experts, policymakers, and citizens.
The Junior Professor is expected to reinforce and expand PSL’s high-level research programs in public policy evaluation, with a particular focus on policies aiming at reducing inequalities and on the means to build social support for public action. Within PSL, s/he will be member of the LEDa, the joint research centre in economics of Université Paris-Dauphine – PSL, IRD and CNRS. The Junior professor will reinforce the economic expertise of LEDa in public policy evaluation, in particular by (i) structuring common research projects and relevant scientific expertise in the field of public policy evaluation across the different teams of LEDa’s researchers who already have frontier skills in this area; (ii) building new interactions with researchers from other disciplines within PSL, e.g. the ENS department of cognitive sciences, on questions related to the evaluation and implementation of public policies; (iii) increasing the visibility of LEDa in the area of public policy evaluation, with a particular focus on policies aiming at reducing social inequality; and (iv) strengthening the link between research and teaching, through research-oriented courses that will attract both students from social sciences and students from other fields interested in public policies.
The recruited candidate will be involved in teaching microeconomics and econometrics courses, as well as in the development of innovative research-oriented modules both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. More specifically, she/he is expected to be part of PSL CPES and/or SMD teaching faculty. At Paris Dauphine, the recruited candidate may teach in the Double Undergraduate Diploma in AI and Organisation Sciences. In all potential courses, she/he will emphasize how econometrics allow researchers to properly evaluate public policies and make relevant policy recommendations. Finally, the junior professor will have the opportunity to teach frontier courses in the field of public policy evaluation in the PSL Graduate Program in Economics both at the Master and PhD levels. Teaching will be delivered in both French and English, so fluency in both languages is required.
Instructions for the application
The application deadline is May 23, at Noon, 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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