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Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) is looking for up to three doctoral students in economics

JIBS is one of four schools within Jönköping University. We offer an international and team-oriented workplace with competitive education programs, across bachelor, master and doctoral levels, as well as a thriving research environment and many opportunities for personal development. JIBS has three guiding principles: international at heart, entrepreneurial in mind and responsible in action. Our mission is to advance the theory and practice of business, with specific focus areas in entrepreneurship, ownership and renewal. At JIBS, we have the following research centers: Center for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CEnSE), Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO), and Media, Management and Transformation Center (MMTC). As a doctoral student you have the option to be affiliated with one or more of these centers.  

Economics is one of the largest disciplines at JIBS and is globally known for excellence in research and teaching and for its strong international profile. Current strengths in research in economics at JIBS include (i) innovation, entrepreneurship, industrial dynamics and growth, (ii) urban and regional economics, (iii) international trade, (iv) labor market outcomes, (v) firm dynamics, (vi) development economics, and (vii) corporate governance, firm performance and institutional conditions.

For more information about research at JIBS, please visit, where you can also read more about our PhD program.

Working tasks

We offer a full-time position that is fully financed. Most of your time will be devoted to your doctoral studies (80%) which includes coursework (120 credit points, ECTS) and writing a doctoral thesis (120 credit points, ECTS). The course work includes both mandatory courses in macro- and microeconomics, econometrics, and classics in economics, and elective courses depending on the topic of your thesis. The remaining time (20%) is allocated for teaching and administrative tasks. There are also opportunities to take additional courses in pedagogics for higher education.

As a doctoral student you will work independently as well as in teams.


As an applicant you should hold a master’s degree in economics or have acquired the corresponding knowledge in some other way, by the time the employment starts. The applicant is required to have at least 90 credit points in economics and at least 15 credit point in statistics (or the equivalent). The main language of research and teaching at JIBS is English. You must be fluent in both written and spoken English to be eligible for our doctoral program. 

Prior research, teaching and/or professional experience are meritorious, as is an ability to communicate effectively with different stakeholders in and around the university environment. We seek candidates who have the ambition to pursue an international research career and wish to combine a high level of scholarship with policy-making and/or practical relevance.

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