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Call for Expression of Interest for a post-doc researcher in Economic History, University of Siena

The Department of Economics and Statistics at the University of Siena is seeking to hire a postdoctoral researcher in Economic History.

The position is expected to be for a duration of two years, starting around November 2023, with a gross yearly salary of approximately 27.000 € – which is normally roughly equal to a net monthly salary of 1600/1700 € (a competitive earning given the cost of living in Tuscany).

The researcher will be involved in the project Tracing the roots of human capital inequality in early-modern Italy, 17th-19th centuries, funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research.

Candidates should possess a PhD in Economic History or related fields (applicants who are close to completing their PhD will also be considered). The project primarily focuses on the following themes:

a. Human capital

b. Institutions

c. Guilds

Prior experience in researching Italian historical sources within the project's timeframe will be an asset. Candidates with a strong expertise in the application of econometric tools, including GIS and spatial econometrics, will receive special consideration.

Interested candidates may contact Prof. Gabriele Cappelli (, indicating "Expression of Interest for PRIN project" in the subject line.

Disclaimer: this is not yet a job vacancy advertisement. Based on the expressions of interest for these positions, the University of Siena will decide when to open a Call for Applications.


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