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The Bank of Spain Chair in Computational Economics at the Economics Department of the University Jaume I of Castellón (Spain), headed by Professor Thomas Lux, is seeking to fill two positions for Doctoral Students.

One position will be focused on project on “Role of Trust and Network on Systemic Risk in the Banking System”. The project investigates the structure and development of linkages within the financial sector, combining a network-based approach from the natural sciences with economic analysis.

The other position will be financed by the EU FP7 ICT STREP project “Orchestrating Information Technologies and Global Systems Science for Policy Design and Regulation for a Resilient and Sustainable Global Economy”. The project focuses on the development of an integrated agent-based macroeconomic simulator for policy design.

Each position is targeted towards a new doctoral student who will pursue his PhD in the research area defined by the projects. Appointments are for three years and the salary is based on the public pay scale for PhD position. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the project, applications from candidates with a Master (or equivalent title) in Economics, Physics, Mathematics or Computer Science are encouraged. Fluency in English is required; knowledge of Spanish would be appreciated, but is not mandatory. Applications, including a cover letter, CV, references, and copies of degree certificates, should be sent by email to Simone Alfarano, or Andrea Teglio,
The application deadline is September 10th, 2013.

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