University of Melbourne, Social and Political Sciences
PhD Scholarship in the International Political Economy of Investment
|Institution Type:||College / University|
We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with demonstrably strong research skills and academic background to undertake a project on “the political economy of investment policy”, ideally with a focus on China and other emerging economies. The following skills will be advantageous to applicants: experience in research on the political economy of investment policymaking in China; fluency in spoken and written Mandarin; interdisciplinary exposure to international law or international economics; expertise in qualitative and/or quantitative analysis and programming. The candidate would be expected to devise their own PhD project within these parameters and thereby make an important contribution to the overall project (described on the website below). In addition to working on a PhD, there will be an expectation that the candidate will work as part of the team to develop a global database on FDI policy and to exploring in the case of China and other countries the causes of variation and evolution in FDI policies. The candidate will be expected to undertake fieldwork research in China and potentially elsewhere and will receive training in social science research, interviewing, data collection, coding and analysis, and independent publication. There would also be opportunities to undertake joint publications with other members of the team and where possible to participate in international conferences.
The scholarship would commence in March 2021 and offers 100% fee offset and a living allowance of $31,200 per year pro rata (2020 full time study date) for 3.5 years. Applicants for this scholarship must meet the entry requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy in Arts (full details can be found on the Doctor of Philosophy - Arts web pages) and have received a minimum result of first-class Honours or equivalent in their undergraduate degree and/or demonstrated a similarly high level of performance in a graduate degree. Meeting the University's English language requirements is essential.
Professor Andrew Walter
|Primary Category:||Political Science
|Secondary Categories:||Asian History / Studies
Diplomacy and International Relations
East Asian History / Studies