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Two Postdoctoral Researchers in Economic History

23-06-2023 19:25

The Institute of Economics at Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, and the Department of Economics and Statistics at the University of Siena are seeking to hire two postdoctoral researchers in economic history. The positions are expected to be for a duration of two years, starting around October/November 2023 with a gross yearly salary of approximately 27.000 €. These researchers will be involved in the project Industrialization in France and Britain: A New Comparative Economic History, 1700-1913 funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research. The project team comprises Prof. Alessandro Nuvolari (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies), Prof. Michelangelo Vasta and Dr. Leonardo Ridolfi (University of Siena).

We invite expressions of interest for these positions. Candidates should possess a PhD in Economic History or related fields (applicants who are close to completing their PhD will also be considered). Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in researching British and French historical sources within the project's timeframe.

The project primarily focuses on the following themes:

  1. Real wages
  2. Patents and other innovation indicators (including prosopography of inventors)
  3. Human capital, literacy, and indicators of "upper tail" human capital.

Candidates with a strong expertise in the application of econometric tools, including GIS and spatial econometrics, will receive special consideration.

Interested candidates are requested to send their CV and a motivation letter to both Prof. Alessandro Nuvolari (alessandro.nuvolari[at] and Prof. Michelangelo Vasta (vasta[at], indicating "Expression of Interest for IFB project" in the subject line.

Disclaimer: this is not yet a job vacancy advertisement. Based on the expressions of interest for these positions, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies and University of Siena will decide when to open public competitions.


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