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Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Political Economy at the University of Amsterdam

Professor Daniel Mügge

Professor Daniel Mügge, head of the research project ‘The Political Economy of Macroeconomic Measurement’

The Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for a 18 month postdoctoral research fellowship. The position is part of the research project ‘The Political Economy of Macroeconomic Measurement’, led by prof. Daniel Mügge and funded by the European Research Council (ERC). The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is the largest educational and research institution in the social sciences in the Netherlands, and one of the highest-ranked such institutions in Europe.

Systematic knowledge on the politics of macroeconomic measurement is thin for OECD members already. But it is almost non-existent for other countries. To address this gap, this postdoc project focuses on one non-OECD economy: South Africa. It has become an important player on the global economic stage over the past two decades, and it has been drawn into the web of global economic governance. That has entailed an increasing embrace of macroeconomic measurement practices such as the System of National Accounts, which had been devised by and for rich, developed countries. At the same time, South Africa comes to global statistical practices from a very specific vantage point, given both its legacy of apartheid and a highly idiosyncratic economic structure.

 

Closing date for application is 26 April 2017.

More information about this call can be found here.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: “Fees Can Fall”Student Award

The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation in partnership with the action research network for a Wellbeing Economy in Africa is proud to announce a student award to enhance social and ecological wellbeing at UP.

We believe that the ‘fees must fall’ debate can open up space to turn our universities into places of ‘wellbeing for all’. We’re thus inviting UP students (individually or in a team) to design and implement innovative projects in 2017 that actually bring about social integration, solidarity, sustainability and equity at our university. Be creative: come up with innovative ideas to have a positive impact on the wellbeing of students and staff at all levels, and in any of our campuses.

For more information, see the full call below:

Fees can fall award