Department of Economic History

Lund University School of Economics and Management

Postdoctoral fellow in Economic History

Published: 2018-03-21

The Department of Economic History announces an open position for Postoctoral fellow

We are hiring a Postdoctoral Fellow in the research project on African states and economic development in the 20th century: Capacity to count and collect. The project is financed by the Swedish Research Council with a five year Development Research Grant and is based at the Department of Economic History at Lund University.

The project is led by Professor Morten Jerven. Thilo Albers and Marvin Suesse are co-investigators on this project. The main objectives of the research project are to complete a database on taxation and census taking in African states from c.1890–2015, and to use this data for the analysis of state formation, state capacity and state legitimacy in the 20th century.

The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to be able to work with statistical and historical analysis of existing and helping to create new databases and co-write articles, as well as conduct independent own analyses.

The Fellow will also be able to conduct independent research in Economic History. She/he must be willing to interact with students at the Department of Economic History and to participate actively in the common activities of the Department. The position involves a limited amount of teaching and/or supervision of Bachelor and Master's Theses.

More information regarding the position and application can be found here.

Last application date is April 15 2018


Morten Jerven