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European Job Market for Economists

The 2019 European Job Market will be held in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Wednesday, December 18 and Thursday, December 19. It will be co-sponsored by EEA, RES and AEE and held back-to-back with the Winter Meetings of the Econometric Society.

Please view this video to see what the EUROPEAN JOB MARKET is about.


Why a European Job Market?
Under the current system, some European institutions recruit in the US job market, some participate in the local job markets in Spain or in the UK, and many do not participate in any international job market. For the latter group, attending the existing markets is too costly relative to their perceived ability to identify candidates who would realistically accept a job.

A pan-European job market will provide a thicker and better functioning platform that can take advantage of economies of scale, move beyond national borders and make connections that would not otherwise happen.

The advantages will be:

a) Higher quality matches between candidates and European institutions. Employers will be able to interview a larger set of candidates and with a signal that these students are indeed serious applicants interested in working in Europe. A key gain will be to get more universities to hire on the international market.

b) Better placement of PhD students from European universities. While the very best students from the very best institutions would presumably still get offers through the ASSA job market, a large fraction of students would get access to jobs that they would not otherwise know about or be selected for.

We want to strive for the highest quality research we can achieve here in Europe - and one key way to do that is to have better matching of bright young economists with universities and research institutions.  As economists, we spend a lot of time analyzing markets and how to make them work better - now we’re turning our focus on better design for a market that is central to all of our professional lives - the EEA job market will provide a new impetus to the European economic research community, further stimulating cutting edge scientific work with great potential for impact.


What is the Job Market?

The initiative follows the model of the Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) meetings and evolves in four phases:

  1. Employers post job offers on a centralized platform and candidates submit their “packages” (constituted by their research output and reference letters). This occurs in October-early November.
  2. Recruiters review the packages and form shortlists of candidates to be invited for a preliminary screening through face to face interviews.
  3. The interview phase takes place in Naples on December 6-7, 2018. The EEA will facilitate the logistics by renting interview rooms in a number of hotels near the convention center, where the sessions (see below) for the Job Market students will take place, and setting up interview booths in the aforementioned convention center.
  4. The candidates who pass the interview stage are invited for “flyouts” where they give seminars in the host institutions and meet with the local faculty. The preferred candidates are offered a job.


The EEA launched the first European Job Market, on December 6-7 2018, in Naples, Italy. The Job Market took place immediately after the Econometric Society Winter Meetings (ESWM). This inaugural edition of the job market was organized in collaboration with the Centre for studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF) and the University of Naples Federico II.

While most of the time on December 6 and 7 were devoted to job interviews, the EEA organized the following sessions:

  • How to Present your Job Market Paper: Eliana La Ferrara and Kjetil Storesletten (slides can be downloaded here: Ten Commandments - Storesletten and How to Present your Job Market paper - La Ferrara)
  • Taxing Identity: Fiscal Policy and Conversions in Early Islam: Speaker: Jean Tirole

The interviews took place in 3 different locations in Naples - Federico II Centro Congressi, Royal Continental Hotel, and the Renaissance Naples Hotel Mediterraneo.

Institutions Who Participated


  • Aarhus
  • Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow
  • Aix-Marseille School of Economics
  • Alicante
  • American University of Beirut
  • Amsterdam School of Economics 
  • Bielefeld University
  • Berlin (BERA: Humboldt Universität, Freie Universität, Technische Universität, WZB, DIW Berlin, Hertie School of Governance and ESMT)
  • Bilkent, Ankara
  • Bocconi, Milan
  • Bologna
  • Bonn
  • Bristol
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
  • Carlos III de Madrid
  • Cergy-Pontoise
  • CERGE-EI (Prague)
  • Collegio Carlo Alberto (Turin)
  • Copenhagen
  • Copenhagen Business School
  • Durham University Business School 
  • Düsseldorf (DICE)
  • Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon
  • Econometric Institute at Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Economics School of Louvain
  • Ensai (Ecole nationale de la statistique et de l’analyse de l’information)
  • Exeter
  • Glasgow
  • Gothenburg
  • Groningen
  • Helsinki Graduate School of Economics
  • Koç University
  • KU Leuven
  • Lancaster University Management School
  • LMU Munich
  • London School of Economics
  • LUISS University Rome 
  • Lund
  • Manchester
  • Mannheim
  • Melbourne Institute
  • Milan-Bicocca
  • Naples Federico II
  • National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow
  • Navarra Center for International Development
  • New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
  • Nottingham
  • Nova School of Business and Economics
  • Örebro University (School of Business)
  • Orléans
  • Oslo
  • Padova
  • Paris School of Economics
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Rome Tor Vergata
  • RWTH Aachen University, School of Business and Economics 
  • Sciences Po
  • Surrey
  • Sussex
  • Tilburg University
  • TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara
  • Toulouse School of Economics
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Universitat de Barcelona - School of Economics
  • University College Dublin, School of Economics 
  • University College London
  • University of Edinburgh, School of Economics 
  • University of Milan
  • University of Sassari - Disea
  • Vienna
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam School of Business and Economics
  • Warwick
  • York
  • Zurich

Central Banks

  • Bank of Italy
  • Bank of Lithuania
  • Bank of Spain
  • Banque de France
  • Banque centrale du Luxembourg 
  • Danmarks Nationalbank
  • Deutsche Bundesbank
  • European Central Bank
  • Sveriges Riksbank

Research Centres

  • Berlin (BERA: Humboldt Universität, Freie Universität, Technische Universität, WZB, DIW Berlin, Hertie School of Governance and ESMT)
  • Bruegel, Brussels
  • Center for Research in International Economics (CREI), Barcelona
  • Center for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF), Naples
  • Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne
  • Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF), Rome
  • IZA, Bonn
  • Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research - LISER
  • RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment
  • The Swedish Institute for Social Research
  • Tinbergen Institute
  • ZEW, Mannheim

Private Sector

  • Compass Lexecon
  • E.CA Economics
  • Goldman Sachs
  • NERA Economic Consulting
  • Oxera
  • RBB Economics
  • The Brattle Group
  • UniCredit


Advertising Positions and Sharing Materials for EEA Job Market
EEA's partner organization (EJM) handled the search listings (job advertisements), the transmission of applications and letters of recommendation, and interview scheduling for the European Job Market. Therefore, it is used by students who are on the Job Market and institutions interviewing for available positions. Please download the info sheet here for full information.


The EEA publicly thanks the Banca d'Italia, Unicredit Foundation and the ECB for their kind donations, which helped make the 2018 Job Market possible. 

Resources for PhD candidates
The EEA has complied a guide for European Job Market candidates. Please click here to download it.


Last update March 05, 2019
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