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Admissions to the HEC PhD are very selective. Therefore, HEC Paris and the HEC Foundation offer Excellence Scholarships to all PhD student. Each PhD student admitted to the program receives a full tuition waiver, an annual cost of living scholarship as well as financial support for conference presentations, research visiting positions and job market events.

Moreover, the GREGHEC offers financial support to students with specific research needs that are not covered by the conference and visiting budget.

Special Fellowships

HEC Paris invites applications for a Special PhD Fellowship in the Economics and Decision Sciences and the Strategy and Business Policy departments. 


HEC Paris invites applications for a Special PhD Fellowship in the Economics and Decision Sciences Department. The Special Fellowship is aimed at stimulating ground-breaking academic research investigating the economic impact of entrepreneurship training.

 

"Economic Impact of Entrepreneurship Training"

The Project

You will be working in a research group led by Professor Thomas Åstebro. The research group consists of a number of scientists across several countries who want to enhance sustainable development, reduce poverty and increase employment opportunities both in developing countries and for disenfranchised individuals in developed countries by new entrepreneurship training.

The Research Group

Professor Åstebro and his research group are working on testing new training concepts built on ideas developed by psychologists using large-scale field experiments.The group is currently involved in testing some of these concepts in Ecuador in collaboration with the World Bank, University of Warwick, Ecole Polytechnique, Kassel University and the Department of Education in Ecuador. The team is planning further field experiments in France, Moldova, and Egypt.

The group consists of econometricians, psychologists, development economists, and educational specialists.

Your Contribution

Your contribution to the group would be in an area of economics and decision sciences. Potential contributions could be in development economics, decision sciences, field experiments, econometrics/statistics of experiments or in a cross-discipline approach depending on skills and interests. The PhD typically takes 4-5 years to complete. In addition to taking courses, you should expect to spend extended time in the field. Foreign language and good social skills are useful for fieldwork.

Career

After a successful doctorate, you will have excellent chances for a scientific career at top Universities. Professor Åstebro has placed his PhD students at the University of Oxford, IE Business School, NBER/MIT, Bocconi, and Northeastern University.

The Fellowship

This Special Fellowship awards 10.000 euros annually in addition to the HEC Foundation PhD Research Fellow scholarship of 20.000 euros for a period of up to five years. 

How to apply

The starting date for the PhD position is September 2020. To apply, you need to follow the regular PhD application process at HEC Paris and add an additional personal statement for this specific Fellowship. Learn more here. Please note that French language skills are not required.

A question?

For general information, contact the PhD office, doctorat@hec.fr

For project-related questions, please contact

 

astebro

Thomas Åstebro
Professor
Economics and Decision Sciences

   astebro@hec.fr

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Read Professor Astebro's latest interview on the  Academic Entrepreneurship: who owns patents and businesses?

HEC Paris invites applications for a Special PhD Fellowship in the Strategy and Business Policy Department. The Special Fellowship is aimed at stimulating ground-breaking academic research investigating organizational purpose. 

 

"Purposeful Leadership"

The Project

You will be working in the Society & Organizations (S&O) center with the team of researchers of the Joly Family Chair in Purposeful Leadership, held by Professor Rodolphe Durand.

The Research Group

The S&O center is an internationally acclaimed center for its research on inclusive economy, ecological transition, and purposeful leadership. The center’s research impact is well acknowledged with international awards and regular economic and business press coverage. The center also innovates in the classroom (flipped classroom, online courses, on-site experiences, etc.).

Your Contribution

We seek to find candidates with a strong appetite for research about the notions of purpose and performance, which a recent trend in field of management research associates together. Purposeful leadership is the discursive elaboration and practical implementation of sense-giving by leaders throughout multiple organizational layers. CEOs and executive teams worldwide find that purposeful leadership provides the organization with a series of advantages such as trust, resilience, and operational efficiency. However, research has approached the phenomenon as an example of moral leadership without paying enough attention to the conditions leading to its supposed advantages. Multiple questions emerge around this relationship between purpose and performance, and we’re looking for candidates willing to elucidate them with us. 

Career

The PhD typically takes 4-5 years to complete. After a successful doctorate, you will have excellent chances for a scientific career at top Universities. Professor Durand has placed his PhD students at Aalto University, Bocconi, Cambridge Judge Business School, IESE Business School, University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and University of Western Ontario Ivey Business School.   

The Fellowship

This Special Fellowship awards 5.000 euros annually in addition to the HEC Foundation PhD Research Fellow scholarship of 20.000 euros for a period of up to five years. 

How to apply

The starting date for the PhD position is September 2020. To apply, you need to follow the regular PhD application process at HEC Paris and add an additional personal statement for this specific Fellowship. Learn more here. Please note that French language skills are not required.

A question?

For general information, contact the PhD office, doctorat@hec.fr

For project-related questions, please contact

 

durand

Rodolphe Durand
Professor
Strategy and Business Policy and founder of the S&O center

   durand@hec.fr


Every PhD student benefits from the below funding opportunities for up to 5 years.

The HEC Foundation

Created in 1972 by the Alumni Association, the HEC Foundation’s mission is to support the ambitions of HEC Paris, through the funding of scholarships for advanced research, innovative teaching tools and programs to support the internationalization of...

Cost of living Scholarships 

Each PhD Student benefits from the HEC Foundation cost of living Scholarships without any selection criteria.

Tuition fees 

HEC provides a full tuition waiver to all its PhD students without condition of academic background or origin.

Research Visits and Conferences 

An integral part of the HEC Paris PhD experience is the emphasis on a visiting research period and academic conference presentations. The PhD Office funds these activities in accordance with the program regulations.

 Research and teaching assistantships RA/TA

At HEC Paris we do not require from our PhD students to work as TA/RA as part of the scholarship although this can be a very valuable experience and provides an additional source of income.

GREGHEC

HEC PhD students are members of the GREGHEC, which is a joint research center between HEC and CNRS. The GREGHEC attributes a significant part of its budget to PhD research projects to support needs for financial support.