Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2022

The Centre for Competition Law and Economics (CCLE), a research unit in the Department of Economics at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, hereby invite applications for a twelve-month postdoctoral research fellowship.


Applicants should hold a PhD in economics, with specialization in industrial organization. Applicants holding PhDs from North American or European institutions will be given preference. The research of applicants can focus on theoretical or empirical topics in industrial organization, antitrust and related fields of micro-economics.

Requirements of the position

The successful applicant will be expected to actively advance his/her current research projects, including the publication of existing research. The successful applicant will also be expected to drive a project involving the economics of excessive pricing, which forms part of EU and South African competition policy, in collaboration with other members of the CCLE.


The starting date is negotiable, but the aim is to commence the fellowship by June 2022. The fellowship is likely to be renewed for one further year, subject to the applicant’s performance and to the availability of funding.


A scholarship amount of R230,000 (approximately 13,100 euro) is available for the twelve-month period. Note that living expenses in euro/dollar terms are likely to be lower in Stellenbosch compared to the EU or the US.

Information about Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch is located about 45 minutes from Cape Town International Airport. The town is a safe and popular tourist destination in South Africa, situated in the Cape Winelands, and offers a European lifestyle, with good restaurants, cultural events and outdoor activities. Stellenbosch offers high-quality healthcare facilities and public schools.

Application process

Please submit the following to the co-director, Prof Willem Boshoff,, by 31 December 2021:

• A detailed cover letter

• A curriculum vitae

• Two letters of reference

• A job market paper and, optionally, other recent work

Online interviews are likely to be conducted in January 2022.

Please contact Prof Boshoff for further inquiries.