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  • Writer's pictureOmran Aburayya

PostDoc. and PhD. Positions in Economics at University of University of Stuttgart - Study in Germany

The Institute of Economics and Law at the University of Stuttgart seeks a PostDoc/Assistant Professor (fixed-term) and a PhD student (m/f/d) for the Political Economy of Global Development Lab.


Description:

In the lab, we work on a range of cross-cutting economic topics such as inequality, fairness and just views, justice, decision-making by individuals or political decision-makers, and (almost) all aspects of economic development. We use state-of-the-art quantitative methods, ranging from quasi-experimental and experimental methods, including field, lab, and survey experiments, to machine learning. We also specialize in uncovering new insights from unconventional data sources, especially geospatial data derived from contemporary satellites and historical sources.

 

PhD. Candidate Tasks:

  • Independent scientific research in the lab’s research areas with the goal of completing your PhD in Economics.

  • Presenting research results at international conferences.

  • Collaborating in international research projects.

  • Participating in PhD courses (Doctoral Program in Economics at the University of Hohenheim) and summer schools.

  • Teaching tutorials (3 semester hours per week, (good German language skills required).

 

PhD student profile:

  • An above-average university degree (Master's or Diploma) in Economics or a related quantitative field (e.g., Data Science, Political Science/Public Policy).

  • Interest in topics in one or more of the following areas: economic inequality, fairness and justice views, political economy, and/or development economics.

  • Excellent knowledge of empirical methods/econometrics and experience with statistical software (e.g., Stata, R, Python).

  • Very good command of English, both written and spoken.

 

AP/PostDoc tasks:

  • Independent scientific research in the lab’s research areas with the aim of further qualification.

  • Publication of research in high-ranking international peer-reviewed journals.

  • Presentation of research results at international conferences, workshops, and seminars.

  • Participation in or independent application for and implementation of third-party funded projects.

  • Establishment of research collaborations.

  • Participation in organizing workshops.

  • Teaching (4 semester hours per week, good German language skills required).

 

AP/PostDoc profile:

  • An outstanding PhD in Economics or a related quantitative field (e.g., Data Science, Political Science/Public Policy).

  • Excellent knowledge of empirical methods (e.g., applied microeconometrics and/or machine learning) and/or experimental methods (e.g., lab and field experiments and/or survey design).

  • Interest in topics in one or more of the following areas: economic inequality, concepts of fairness and justice, political economy, and/or development economics.

  • Ability to work independently, good organizational skills, and high motivation.

Very good command of English, both written and spoken.

  • International experience is an advantage.

 

Application procedure and deadline:

Please send your application by June 18, 2024, to (dietmar.fehr@ivr.uni-stuttgart.de) and (sekretariat.mikro@ivr.uni-stuttgart.de) The application for the PhD position should include a cover letter, CV, transcripts, and recommendation letters (if any), and the application for the assistant professor position should include a cover letter, CV, job market paper, and at least two reference letters. Please indicate in the subject line of your email (and cover letter) for which position you will apply.


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