PhD Position (Doctoral Researcher) (f/m/x, 75%)

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Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association
PhD Position (Doctoral Researcher) (f/m/x, 75%)

Announcing a job vacancy to conduct a research project co-financed by the Leibniz Association, the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association is offering a PhD Position (Doctoral Researcher) (f/m/x, 75%) assigned to the Department of Financial Markets, starting as soon as possible. The research project is headed by Dr Franziska Bremus (DIW Berlin) and Assistant Professor Dr Lena Tonzer (IWH Halle & VU Amsterdam). The contract will be limited to three years; an extension by one year is possible. The place of employment is Halle (Saale), whereas research stays at the cooperating institutions are possible. Your remuneration entitlement corresponds to pay group 13 of the German public sector salary scheme TV-L.

WHAT WE OFFER: You will contribute to the third-party funded project “Distributional effects of macroeconomic policies in Europe” and become part of a dynamic team of economists regularly publishing its work in renowned international journals. You will find a well-equipped research infrastructure and an open-minded and cooperative working environment. The Halle Institute for Economic Research is closely linked with the national and international scientific community and offers excellent opportunities to gain academic qualifications. In particular, you will be given the opportunity to obtain a PhD degree.

YOUR PROFILE/YOUR MOTIVATION: You hold a high-quality master degree in economics or related fields and have very good knowledge of applied micro-econometrics, experience in the analysis of microdata as well as in dealing with corresponding statistical software (e.g. Stata). Your working methods are self-responsible and structured. Organisational talent as well as team orientation and proficiency in English round off your profile. You are open to get in touch with the national and international scientific community and to cooperate with other IWH researchers. Participation in the IWH Doctoral Programme in Economics (IWH-DPE) and the Central-German Doctoral Program in Economics (CGDE), which IWH organises jointly with neigh-boring universities, is obligatory.

ABOUT IWH: IWH is a family-friendly research institute that guarantees equal opportunities for women and men and specifically encourages women to apply for this position.
Applications from severely handicapped persons and persons equal to them are welcome. Please indicate a severe disability in your application.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Your application and accompanying documents including your CV and copies of all university degree certificates should be addressed with indication 2021-09 by October 31, 2021 electronically in a single pdf file to For inquiries, please contact the IWH project head, Assistant Professor Dr Lena Tonzer ( or IWH’s administrative head, Dr Tankred Schuhmann (

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ID: J9410