The Centre for Competition Law and Economics (CCLE), situated in the Department of Economics at Stellenbosch University, promotes research and teaching in competition law and economics. The Centre has obtained funding for a new research project on collusion in non-price variables, including capacity. Applications are invited for a twelve-month, full-time postdoctoral research fellowship. No teaching is involved.
Applicants should meet the following requirements:
(1) A PhD in economics from a European/North American/Australian/South African university.
(2) Strong quantitative skills, including deep familiarity with dynamic game theory. This is a crucial requirement, as the project will rely, inter alia, on advanced game-theoretic modelling.
(3) A research focus on collusion, preferably with an emphasis on non-price competition.
(4) An academic record that suggests the capability of generating high-quality publications in front-ranking journals.
The successful applicant will be expected to collaborate with staff and doctoral students of the CCLE on the research project, participate in all Centre activities, and may also continue his/her own previous research. The working language will be English.
Period: The starting date is between June and September 2018, but negotiable.
Please send your application by 30 April 2018 to Prof Willem Boshoff.