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Matching bright young economists with European universities and research institutions

The European Job Market (EJME) is organised by the European Economic Association (EEA), Royal Economic Society (RES) and Spanish Economic Society (SEA).



Why a European Job Market?

We strive for improving the quality of research in Europe through providing better matching of bright young economists with European universities and research institutions. The European Job Market (EJME) provides a thorough and functioning platform that takes advantage of economies of scale, moves beyond national borders and makes connections that would not otherwise happen.

The Advantages of the European Job Market (EJME)


Higher quality matches between candidates and European institutions. Employers will be able to interview a larger set of candidates and with a signal that these students are indeed serious applicants interested in working in Europe. A key gain will be to get more universities to hire on the international market.


Better placement of PhD students from European universities. A large fraction of students would get access to jobs that they would not otherwise know about or be selected for.

How does the European Job Market (EJME) work?

The EJM evolves in four phases:

  • Employers post job offers on a centralized platform and candidates submit their “packages” (constituted by their research output and reference letters). This occurs in October-early November.

  • Recruiters review the packages and form shortlists of candidates to be invited for a preliminary screening through face to face interviews.

  • The interview phase takes place in a European city (due to the pandemic, the interview stage has been held virtually since 2020). The event facilitates the logistics by providing meeting rooms for the recruiters, and organising keynote lectures and workshops for candidates. It is run in parallel with the European Winter Meetings of the Econometric Society (EWMES).

  • The candidates who pass the interview stage are invited for “flyouts” where they give seminars in the host institutions and meet with the local faculty. The preferred candidates are offered a job.


Advertising Positions and Sharing Materials for the European Job Market (EJME)

The EJME's partner organisation handles the search listings (job advertisements), the transmission of applications and letters of recommendation, and interview scheduling for the EJME. Therefore, it is used by CANDIDATES who are on the Job Market and RECRUITERS interviewing for available positions. We strongly recommend that all RECRUITERS use this platform for all aspects.