Research (Postdoctoral) Fellow - Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Singapore (SG)
11 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
15 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Call for Applications for Research (Postdoctoral) Fellow

Project title: “How temperature shocks impact tropical Singapore’s developed economy and society” 

Institution: Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore
Time: From August/September 2019 to May/June 2021
Location: Singapore 

Journal of Economic Literature classifications: 
   Health, Education, and Welfare
   Labor and Demographic Economics
   Industrial Organization
  Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics • Environmental and Ecological Economics
R    Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics

Keywords: Applied Empirical Methods, Applied Economics 

Faculty members from the National University of Singapore’s Department of Economics and Business School (Alberto Salvo, Haoming Liu, Eric Fesselmeyer and Nan Yang) have secured funding for a promising scholar to join the Department of Economics as a research fellow for up to two years from August/September 2019.

The project is funded to examine how temperature shocks impact tropical Singapore’s developed economy and society. It uses data from different domains including time-space resolved cellphone user location, commuter choices, health outcomes, household resource use, schooling & human capital, and industrial productivity. The objective is to inform policy via publication in highly ranked academic journals.

The research fellow will be housed in the Department of Economics, a top-ranked research department in Asia. We are a highly international faculty, with a strong focus on scholarly research. We enjoy a constant flow of high-quality seminar speakers from around the world throughout the year. The student pool is drawn from Asia and elsewhere. The medium of instruction is English.

Compensation is competitive at about SG$ 6,000 (US$ 4,400) per month (negotiable). 


Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand or firmly expected by August 2019, and have strong skills in applied empirical methods. An interest in the following microeconomic fields is preferred: Environmental Economics; Urban, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics; Health and Education; Labor Economics; and/or Industrial Organization.

Invitation to apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and working papers and/or articles, as well as letters of recommendation to

Application Requirements: 

  • Cover Letter with Research Statement
  • CV
  • Job Market Paper
  • Letters of Reference

Application deadline: May 15, 2019