Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Berkeley


Open November 1st, 2019 through Monday, Dec 2, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Department of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications at the assistant professor rank (100% time), with an expected start date of July 1, 2020. The field is open.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and Department of Economics. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.

ENTRY LEVEL – Assistant Professor Applicants

Basic Qualifications (required at the time of application)

Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a PhD (or equivalent international) degree-granting program at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) in Economics or a related field completed by date of appointment preferred.

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Applicants should arrange for the submission of three (3) letters of recommendation and will have the option to submit one (1) additional letter of recommendation.

LATERAL LEVEL- Assistant Professor Applicants

Basic Qualifications (required at the time of application):

Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a PhD (or equivalent international) degree-granting program at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) in Economics or a related field; hold an active tenure-track faculty position.

Please apply to:

Lateral applicants should provide contact information for three (3) letters of recommendation and will have the option to provide contact information for one (1) additional letter of recommendation.

Referees will only be contacted if you are a finalist for the position, and the Department of Economics will seek your permission before doing so.

All letters of recommendation that are solicited by the Department will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality,, prior to submitting their letters.


Applications for both levels (entry & lateral) of the Assistant Professor search (JPF02408) must be received by: December 2, 2019

Please direct questions to: .

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Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor, University of North Texas

The Department of Economics at the University of North Texas invites applications for an assistant professor position beginning fall 2020. Candidates must either have a Ph.D. in economics or provide evidence that they will have completed their Ph.D. in economics by August 2020. Desired fields include the applied microeconomics and applied econometrics areas of urban, regional, labor or environmental economics. Applicants must have a desire to excel in both research and teaching. Salary is competitive.
For best consideration, please apply by November 17, 2019.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in economics or related field by August 2020.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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ESRC-ICSSR Call for Collaborative Research: The future of UK-Indian trade and cross border investment in a changing global environment

The Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) invite joint applications for collaborative projects between Indian and UK researchers focusing on the future of India-UK trade and investment relations in the context of a changing global environment (exemplified not least by the UK’s prospective departure from the European Union and threats to the global trading system posed by an apparent drift towards protectionism). In particular, the funders wish to encourage projects that identify the challenges and opportunities associated with strengthening India-UK bilateral trade and investment relations against this changing international environment, together with the associated policy alternatives facing both countries if they are to take full advantage of the potential for closer mutually beneficial engagement in the trade and investment spheres.

The call is now open and the deadline for applications is 5 December 2019. Projects must be no more than 36 months in duration and successful awards will be jointly announced in April 2020.

Further information can be found on the ESRC website:

Call for Papers: Development Economics and Policy

2020 Annual Conference

The 2020 annual conference will take place in Hamburg on June 25-26.

Keynote Speakers:
Anandi Mani (Oxford University)
Leonard Wantchekon (Princeton University)

Local Organizers: Dierk Herzer (Helmut-Schmidt-Universität), Jann Lay (GIGA Institut für Afrika-Studien), Rainer Thiele (Institut für Weltwirtschaft Kiel)

Selection Committee: Axel Dreher (Heidelberg University), Andreas Fuchs (University of Göttingen/IfW Kiel), Michael Grimm (University of Passau), Isabel Günther (ETH Zürich), Anke Hoeffler (University of Konstanz), Jann Lay (GIGA Hamburg) and Rainer Thiele (IfW Kiel).

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Call for Papers: 4th International Conference on Global Food Security Achieving local and global food security: at what costs?

16-19 June 2020 | Le Corum, Montpellier, France

Still time to submit abstracts

Extended abstract submission deadline: 27 September 2019
We have had a fantastic response to our Call for Abstracts but following several requests for a little extra time to submit abstracts, the deadline for both oral and poster submissions will be extended until Friday 27th September 2019.

The 4th International Conference on Global Food Security addresses the topic of food security at all spatial levels from local to global, and from an interdisciplinary and systemic food systems perspective. It aims to better understand environmental, nutritional, agricultural, demographic, socio-economic, political, technological and institutional drivers, costs and outcomes of current and future food security. Interactions with contextual factors including climate change, urbanisation, greening the economy and data-driven technologies will be central. The conference addresses the triple burden of malnutrition: hunger, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity. It explores the state-of-the-art of interdisciplinary insight, addresses the trade-offs that occur – and synergies that can be sought –in transforming food systems. These are aimed at reconciling the competing environmental, economic or social objectives and outcomes towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals at different levels across spatial and temporal scales.

Contributions which bridge themes or scales, foster interdisciplinarity and integration or address interactions between science and non-academic stakeholders (civil society, private sector and policy makers) are particularly welcome. Single discipline or specific studies are welcome in parallel sessions or as posters.

Topics for sessions and abstracts
The conference emphasizes integrated analyses and perspectives and therefore particularly welcomes contributions on the following cross-cutting topics:

  1. Food security and the Sustainable Development Goals: synergies, tensions and trade-offs
  2. Circularity of food systems at local, regional or global levels
  3. Food security and policy, governance, institutions and trade
  4. Transitions to post-carbon food systems in a post-carbon economy
  5. How to assess future food security: on foresight, forecasting, projecting, predicting and exploring the future
  6. Influencing food consumption and demand considering the food environment
  7. Development, impact and ethics of novel and data-driven technologies in food systems

Such contributions will address all dimensions of food security, preferably in an integrated way. In addition we also accept more specialized contributions that focus on one (or preferably more) of the four dimensions of food security, i.e.:

8. Availability: production, distribution and exchange of food

9. Access: affordability, allocation and preference of food

10. Utilisation: nutritional value, social value and safety of food

11. Stability and dynamics of food security aspects


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Call for papers: Astronomics Society inaugural workshop: The Economics of Space

This workshop will focus on economic and legal analysis of commercial development of space (basically the economics and governance of business in space). We are interested in a range of topics, where possible examples include:
• Regulation of Commerce (taxation of extraterrestrial activity; trade between Earth and space facilities; trade between extraterrestrial facilities)
• Natural Resource Extraction and its Implications (mining of celestial bodies; salvage in space; treaties governing such activities)
• Contract Issues (property rights and contract enforcement without governing bodies; liability and insurance challenges for commercial launch service providers; arbitration)
• Sovereignty Concerns (competition among governments in space; antipiracy enforcement; extraterrestrial sovereignty)
• Competition Policy Issues (rules; effective enforcement; lack of governing authority; market access to space; allocating orbits)
• Technology and Innovation (spillovers between aerospace and other industries; scale economies and market power in commercial launch services and communication services; the development and application of machine learning)
• Multilateral Agreements (design of agreements; dispute settlement and arbitration; managing space trash; allocating orbits)

The goal of the workshop is twofold. The first goal is to identify promising areas for future research, along the lines outlined above. We are interested in the cross-disciplinary mix of economics, law, political science, and applied science. The second goal is to enlist interested researchers in setting up a research and workshop agenda and loose organizational/coordinating structure based on the areas identified.

The workshop will be hosted by the World Trade Institute, University of Bern. Date: 3-4 April 2020. (date to be confirmed)

Deadline for abstracts: 15 December 2019

Ron Davies, University College Dublin
Joseph Francois, University of Bern
Rodrigo Polanco, University of BernContact details:For further details, or to express interest, please contact Sophia Thompson,

Call for Papers:15th Australasian Trade Workshop

Research School of Economics
Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
21 – 22 March (Sat – Sun), 2020

The Research School of Economics at the Australian National University will host the 15th Australasian Trade Workshop (ATW) on 21st and 22nd March, 2020. Keynote speakers will be Giovanni Maggi from Yale and Hylke Vandenbussche from Leuven.

We invite colleagues in this field (JEL-Classification F0 to F2) to submit papers for presentation at the workshop. If you are interested, please send your abstract or preferably your complete paper (in pdf-format only, please) to .

The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2019.

Conference participants are expected to serve as discussants at the workshop. There is no registration fee, but unfortunately we are unable to offer financial assistance to participants. Upon acceptance, participants will be asked to book their travel and accommodation independently.

If you have any further questions about the workshop, please contact the local organisers, Martin Richardson () and Lili Ceric ().

ATW webpage:

Call for Papers: International Trade / Growth and Development in Macroeconomics – Ridge December Forum

The Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics (RIDGE) is pleased to announce a call for papers for the Workshop on International Trade / Growth and  Development in Macroeconomics to be held in Montevideo, Uruguay, on 17-19 December 2019.

The deadline for submission is September 27, 2019 (12 AM ET).

The 2019 workshop will take place within the framework of the 2019 RIDGE
December Forum along with the following workshops:

– Economic History, 2-3 December
– Financial Stability, 11-12 December, Central Bank of Uruguay
– International Macro, 9-10 December, Central Bank of Uruguay

The RIDGE December Forum aims to favor the spread of high quality research in economics by bringing together prestigious researchers working on the frontier of knowledge to local and regional researchers and policymakers.

Participants to this workshop are welcome to attend the other workshops.

Full papers, written in English, must be submitted for consideration for the workshop. The cover page should include: the title of the paper, institutional affiliation, including address, phone and email of each author and an abstract with the appropriate JEL classification.

Papers should be submitted as pdf and the file should be saved as follows: “Surname of author, name of author, title of paper.pdf”.

Each author can submit and present at most one paper per workshop. Submission of papers to other workshops is possible, however the same paper can only be presented in one workshop within the same forum.

Full papers should be submitted via the website:

Important dates
Deadline for paper submission: September 27, 2019 (12 AM ET)
Notification of organizers decision: October 11, 2019

To view the programmes of previous workshops, please visit:
December 2018:
December 2017:
December 2016:

Further information
Should you have any questions please contact:

For more information about RIDGE see:

Call for Papers: Workshop EP@B, Economics & Politics at Bruxelles

December, 16-17, 2019, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

Following the 2018 Economics and Politics at Lille (EP@L), the 2019 Economics and Politics Workshop will take place at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and become EP@B, jointly organized by Centre Emile Bernheim (ULB), Dulbéa (ULB), CEE  (Sciences Po Paris), and LEM (University of Lille). The workshop aims to bring together scholars from economics and political science interested in interdisciplinary work on political economy. We welcome theoretical as well as empirical papers by both economists and political scientists. Papers covering issues in all usual areas of political economy are welcome. The workshop is intended for presentation of papers-in-progress that can benefit from discussion. Selection of papers will be based on their quality with the aim to offer a coherent program. Submissions by graduate students and recent graduates of thesis chapters are welcome.

Workshop Organization
There are no parallel sessions. Participation in the workshop implies participation in all sessions. To facilitate and improve discussions, the time devoted to presentation and discussion will be equivalent. For each paper, at least one discussant will be designated. There is no conference fee. Young scholars (up to two years after PhD) can apply for a scholarship.

Deadlines and submissions
Extended abstract or a copy of the paper in pdf format should be sent to by October 18, 2019. Authors will be notified by November 1st and agree to send at least a draft version of their paper by December 1st, 2019. Those interested in discussing a paper or willing to take part in the event could contact the organizers. To support young researchers (up to two years after PhD), the organizers can cover travel expenditures and accommodation for up to four researchers (max 500 euros each). Please, indicate whether you apply for those scholarships in your submission and where you would travel from.

Program committee: Quentin David (LEM, Lille University), Abel François (LEM, Lille University), Emiliano Grossman (CEE, Sciences Po Paris), Pierre-Guillaume Méon (Centre Emile Bernheim) and Ilan Tojerow (Dulbéa)

Local committee: Pierre-Guillaume Méon (Centre Emile Bernheim) and Ilan Tojerow (Dulbéa) Contact: Pierre-Guillaume Méon (, Ilan Tojerow (