We are hiring a postdoc within Empirical Public Economics on an ongoing project

Tax avoidance, tax evasion, and abuse of public transfers erode the tax base and challenges the sustainability of universal welfare state policies and the ability to redistribute through the tax system, which then also has implications for inequality. This is particularly relevant following the covid-19 crisis, with a global economic downturn, mass unemployment, and increased budget deficits following large public crisis packages to counteract the crisis.

The available position as a postdoctoral fellow is part of the new project “Employment, investment, and inequality in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis” at Skatteforsk – Centre for Tax Research, which is financed by the Research Council of Norway. The project analyses various aspects of the Covid-19 induced economic crisis, in particular its long-term effects on individuals and firms, and relates this to the ownership structure in firms, business cycles, employment, and to who benefits and who loses.

As a project member, you will get access to a unique administrative data with a detailed information on Norwegian firms, individuals, as well as ownership information that links firms and individuals. The work will be on timely and policy relevant questions, within a dynamic and international research group.

This project is administered by NMBU and is a cooperation with CESifo/University of Munich, Columbia University, Copenhagen Business School, Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research, NAV, and NHO, involving tax and labour researchers at the top of their field.

The main workplace for the postdoc will be at NMBU, but there is possibility for the postdoc to sit part time at The Frisch Centre in Oslo or go on research visits abroad. The position is for two years with 100% research, or three years with 2/3 research and 1/3 teaching. The intended start-up is autumn 2021.

For more info on the conditions for the position and on how to apply, please see the job advert on JobbNorge here: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/204553/postdoctoral-fellow-within-empirical-public-economics 

For further information on the position, please contact Professor Annette Alstadsæter, tel. +47 9169 7877, email: annette.alstadsater@nmbu.no 

Published 22. April 2021 - 14:44 - Updated 23. April 2021 - 8:54