PhD grant for “Migration and Innovation” in Bordeaux

The PhD grant is part of a research project funded by the Regional Council of Aquitaine, under the joint supervision of Francesco Lissoni and Ernest Miguelez. The selected candidate is expected to complete their dissertation in three years, although extensions can be granted, if properly motivated. The proposed subject is linked to a larger research program, for which the prospective supervisor has submitted a proposal to ANR, the French National Research Agency. The aim of the project is to study the attractiveness of French doctorates Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for foreign students; as well as the ability of the French science and innovation system to retain the best foreign graduates.


  1. A Masters level degree in economics or a related field (M2-Recherche or equivalent master degree), to be obtained before end of June 2021

  2. Econometric competencies at intermediate/advanced level. Some familiarity with bibliometric and patent data, or willingness to acquire it. Competencies in data mining are a plus.

  3. Familiarity with one or more or the following programmes: Stata, R, SQL-based data management programmes (e.g. MySQL), Pyhton

  4. Proficiency or near-proficiency in English. Knowledge of French is a plus, but not required. Supervisors also speak Spanish, Italian and Catalan

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