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Post-Doc fellowship in family policies at the OECD

The Economics Department at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is looking to continue its tradition of evidence based policy-research by inviting postdoctoral researchers to apply jointly with the Economics Department for the European Commission's MSCA Individual Fellowship


The Fellowship provides the opportunity for experienced researchers to enhance their careers in an enriching, international environment. The mission of the OECD is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The Economics Department of the OECD aims to enhance economic performance in member and selected non-member countries through sound evidence-based and innovative policy advice. It deals with a wide array of policy areas including macro-economic management, with a strong emphasis on structural policy issues. Its key products are OECD Country Surveys, the twice-yearly Economic OutlookGoing for Growth and research and policy papers on a wide range of topics. The Department is a co-convener of the Global Productivity Forum, the OECD Fiscal Network and support work related to COP 21 and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It cooperates with other Directorates of the OECD on horizontal organisation-wide projects particularly to the New Approaches to Economic Challenges, and the Inclusive Growth Initiative. The Department’s policy advice is derived from a variety of sources, including country surveillance, cross-country benchmarking and evidence derived from empirical research.


The OECD Economics department undertakes in-depth studies on approaches to identify current economic challenges and to offer policy oriented solutions. Research areas in the context of the MSCA fellowship of particular interest for the Economics department are listed below.

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of a Senior Economist at the OECD Economics Department.


Requirements and how to apply

Expressions of interest should be submitted to the Economics Department OECD by 2 June 2017. The deadline for final submission to the European Commission is 14 September 2017.

All expressions of interest must meet the eligibility criteria of the scheme.

  • Candidates must be in possession of a doctoral degree at the deadline for the submission of proposals (14/09/2017).
  • Eligible researchers can be of any nationality and must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in France for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the call deadline.


Application materials should include the following:

  • Research proposal summary of no more than three pages. The proposal should outline the main research question, research context, research methods and a brief project plan following the guidelines established in the call for expression of interest.
  • CV
  • Cover letter, outlining how the proposed research links to OECD Economics Department areas of research outlined in the call for expression of interest.


Please submit your application on-line through this link.


Expressions of interest will be evaluated based on the quality of the research proposal and the EC’s eligibility criteria. Decisions will be communicated by 23 June 2017.

The selected candidates will be supported in the development of their project proposals that must be submitted to the European Commission by September 14th, 2017, 17.00 CET.


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