31 May 2019
UNU-WIDER Summer School in collaboration with DPRU-UCT on labour markets and economic development
UNU-WIDER, in collaboration with the Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) at University of Cape Town (UCT), is launching a new, two-week intensive summer school on applied labour economics. The course will take place in Cape Town during 18-29 November 2019.
The aim of the training is to provide early-career scholars in the Global South with further training on the theories, methods and data issues for conducting high-quality analysis of applied labour economics.
The Summer School will provide participants with a toolkit in applied economics with special focus on the quantitative analysis of labour markets in developing countries. During the two weeks, participants will take part in lectures given by leading experts from UNU-WIDER’s global network and work intensively in the data lab to strengthen quantitative research skills. Beyond providing a methodological toolkit using practical examples, one of the main aims of this course is to sensitize participants to the key factors that make high-impact publications (including innovativeness, ability to make causal claims/deal with issues of endogeneity, and policy relevance, amongst others).
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- Applied Economics
EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.
18-29 November 2019.
- Applicants must be an early-career researcher and have shown ability to conduct research on developing economies.
- Applications from PhD candidates who are about to complete the dissertation will also be considered.
- Candidates should be fluent in oral and written English and possess good quantitative analytical skills.
- Application is open to researchers from universities and research institutes in Africa and other developing countries in Latin America and Asia.
- Applications from suitably qualified early-career female researchers are particularly encouraged.
- UNU-WIDER will provide successful applicants with a travel grant to cover costs of travel to and from the home institution, accommodation, and most meals during the stay in Cape Town. Backoffice support will also be available to obtain an entry visa to South Africa.
First Step: Prepare these documents in PDF format:
- CV with list of principal publications.
- if applicable:
- A research study you have (co-)authored.
- A short research proposal that you would be able to concretize during the two-week course.
Please note that the research proposals cannot not exceed 1,500 words and must include:
- The title of the proposed paper.
- The main research questions and/or hypotheses.
- The research methods to be applied.
- Key references.
Second Step: Letter of recommendation. This document must be submitted by its signatory to [email protected] before 1 June and you must provide her/his name in the application.
Third Step: Fill the online application from here. You have to upload the mentioned documents in step 1 within the online application form.
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This Scholarship Published by:
” Rasha Habeeb / Syria “
Reviewed by “ Salma Aittaleb/ Morocco “
” Samira Shehta / Egypt “
MARJ3 Scholarships team