Doctoral Researcher in Business Economics
Catholic University of Leuven Department of Accounting, Finance and Insurance

The Department of Accounting, Finance & Insurance is looking for highly motivated candidates, interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Business Economics at KU Leuven.


You will conduct research in the broad field of financial intermediation and financial regulation. The precise research agenda will be developed jointly with the supervisor and co-supervisor. This may include – but is not limited to – empirical and theoretical projects analyzing the interplay between regulation and risk taking incentives in the financial sector, liquidity management in banks, bank capital structure, and macroprudential regulation.


The candidate should have a master degree in economics, finance, econometrics or business engineering (before October 2020).

Successful candidates should have excellent qualifications at master level.

A very strong interest in scientific research especially in the topics mentioned in the project description is expected. The position and supervision process are geared towards preparing the successful candidate for a career in academia.

Excellent econometric skills anda good understanding of financial economics are considered an asset.

The candidate must be prepared to work in Leuven (Belgium).

The candidate should have a high level of proficiency in English sufficient to communicate effectively with colleagues.


We offer a full-time position as a Ph.D. scholarship recipient, consisting of an initial period of 12 months, which–upon positive evaluation–will be extended to a maximum of 4 years.

The Department of Accounting, Finance & Insurance offers a dynamic, stimulating and pleasant working environment. The student will be part of the Research Group Finance (, which enjoys a strong international reputation and is part of a wide network consisting of other universities, companies and institutions.

The student will be able to further develop skills through Ph.D. courses, seminars and international conferences.

The contract can start as of October 1, 2020.


For more information please contact Prof. dr. Roman Goncharenko, mail: or Prof. dr. Hans Degryse, tel.: +32 16 32 67 68, mail:

You can apply for this job no later than July 20, 2020 via the
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  • Employment percentage: Voltijds
  • Location: Leuven
  • Apply before: July 20, 2020
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