PhD Position, University of Groningen

The Department of Economics, Econometrics & Finance at the University of Groningen is recruiting for a four-year, fully-funded PhD position on "Retirement Finance: solving the asset allocation puzzle." Dr. Bertrand Achou, Dr. Ki Wai Chau, and Prof. Ruud Koning will supervise the position. Candidates with a Master's degree in applied mathematics, economics, econometrics, finance, actuarial science, or a connected field with a strong mathematical and statistical background are encouraged to apply.

In this project, the candidate will use micro-econometric tools to investigate the preferences of retired households and apply analysis and numerical techniques to solve a corresponding optimal asset allocation problem in a stochastic setting. By combining these different techniques, the candidate will work on using sophisticated quantitative models for critical financial and economic issues. After the program, the candidate should become an expert on retirement finance with training in micro-econometric and actuarial science, facilitating their handling of financial problems in an aging society.

The deadline for applications is 12 May 2024, 23:59 CEST.

The starting date is preferably 1 September 2024.

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