IÉSEG School of Management

Two Postdoctoral researcher positions in Economics, specializing in Behavioral Economics, Economics of Climate Change, Subjective Beliefs, and Decision-Making

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IÉSEG School of Management and Lille Economics and Management (LEM, CNRS) invite applications for two 2-year, fully funded Postdoctoral positions in Economics with the emphasis on economic preferences (risk/ambiguity, time, social), and subjective beliefs/expectations at its Lille campus.

The postdoctoral researchers will join iRisk - the IÉSEG Research Center on Risk and Uncertainty (https://irisk.ieseg.fr) - to work on a European research project (Horizon Europe). The project aims to develop and operationalize multi-objective decision-making frameworks to help evaluate effective, yet socially and politically feasible, climate and environmental policies in Europe. 

We collaborate with a consortium of European institutions and will work in close collaborations with researchers and specialists with various backgrounds.

The selected candidates will also be involved with some teaching activities, though to a limited extent. 


  • A PhD in Economics (or be close to complete it). The candidate is expected to possess strong analytical skills and a commitment to research excellence.
  • Applicants should be completely fluent in English. 
  • Experience in conducting theoretical and/or applied research using both analytical and numerical methods in one or more of the following areas is requested:
  1. Behavioral/experimental economics (preferably specialized in decision-making under uncertainty, intertemporal or social choice)
  2. Decision theory (with strong interest in elicitation of economic primitives and their applications) 
  3. Applied Bayesian statistics (preferably experience with hierarchical modelling and simulation techniques)


The selected applicants are expected to begin their assignment in 2023. Gross salary will be competitive with other European research and academic institutions. The researchers will be based in Lille (on the site of IÉSEG School of Management).


The candidates will be working directly with Profs. Loïc Berger and Thomas Epper, and the iRisk team in Lille and Paris. They will also be expected to interact with Profs. Abdellaoui (HEC Paris) and Vieder (Ghent University). 


Please submit your application here: https://recruitment.ieseg.fr/jobs/2298623-economics-two-post-doctoral-researchers-specializing-in-behavioral-economics-economics-of-climate?promotion=554032-trackable-share-link-academicpositions

When applying, you will be asked to upload in one singe pdf file the following documents: 

  • cover letter (no more than 1 page also describing motivations for working in the research team),
  • curriculum vitæ,
  • job market paper, 
  • the names, affiliations, and email addresses of two referees (and possibly letters of recommendation).

Applicants should also identify the area/s they are applying for (from A to C).

For any further question, please contact us by e-mail at postdoc.recruitment@ieseg.fr.


  • Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Reviews will continue until the position is filled. 

ABOUT iRisk Research Center

  • The IÉSEG Research Center on Risk and Uncertainty (iRisk) was launched in January 2020 to support further research acitivites in the field of decision-making under risk and uncertainty.
  • The mission of research developed at iRisk is to better understand and improve decision about environment, health, wealth, and other risks.
  • For more information on iRisk consult https://irisk.ieseg.fr


  • IÉSEG is proud to be triple crowned AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA and an active member of the French `Conférence des Grandes Écoles’.
  • IÉSEG is one of the leading French business schools in terms of research. The IÉSEG Research Center is accredited by the French CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research).
  • IÉSEG actively promotes research, provides resources for active scholars and rewards high quality international peer-reviewed research publications.
  • The IÉSEG faculty is highly qualified and diverse with over 40 different nationalities represented.
  • IÉSEG offers Bachelor, Master and Post-Graduate Degrees as well as Executive Education programs.

Our Lille Campus is at the heart of the Northern French city of Lille (with the triangle made up by London, Paris and Brussels). To find out more about IÉSEG visit https://www.ieseg.fr/en/


  • LEM is a research unit associating the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), the University of Lille and the Catholic University of Lille 
  • LEM comprises about 180 researchers and 80 doctoral students in economics, management and statistics. 
  • Research at LEM is multi-disciplinary in economics and management and is centered on societal issues.
  • LEM is a young, internationally oriented and dynamic laboratory with a strong scientific ambition.

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Two Postdoctoral researcher positions in Economics, specializing in Behavioral Economics, Economics of Climate Change, Subjective Beliefs, and Decision-Making
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