Postdoc (f/m/n) economics

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The Climate Policy department of the DIW Berlin assesses the design, implementation, effect and governance of policy instruments for the transition to climate neutrality. We seek a

Postdoc (f/m/nonbinary)

to pursue and lead innovative analysis and engage in dialogues with stakeholders and policy makers on the next generation of policy instruments and market design with a focus on the industry or power sector. One new aspect to consider are the emergency market interventions implemented in response to the energy crisis. They result in a new allocation of risk between public and private actors as well as between countries. What are the implications for design of policies and for the transition to climate neutrality with respect to distribution of costs and benefits, public acceptance, and financing costs?


  • Completed PhD in economics or related fields (or close to completion)
  • Background in energy-, industrial- or environmental-economics with a methodological focus on applied micro economics and micro-economic simulations or optimization methods.

Preferred skills:

  • Very good language skills in English (knowledge of German is not necessary but welcome)
  • initiative and interest in teamwork and open attitude towards interdisciplinary cooperation.

We offer:

  • A dynamic research environment that tackles socially relevant research and policy questions
  • a supportive team of experienced researchers.

The Institute provides access to excellent research infrastructure and is part of the vibrant academic environment in Berlin as well as the international energy- and climate policy community. Working language is English.

Researchers at the department do not have teaching obligations. Instead they are expected in addition to academic analysis to contribute to policy engagement and transfer. Voluntary teaching opportunities exist.

The term of appointment is for three years, it can be renewed for three further years. Payment is according to EG 14 TVöD Bund and ranges initially, depending on prior work experience. In addition to flexible working hours, DIW Berlin also offers employees mobile working and a subsidized company ticket.

We highly appreciate diversity and are thus pleased to receive any application - irrespective of gender, nationality, disability, or ethnic and social background.

Please apply online by May 31st 2023, quoting the reference number SOT-KLI-1-23. Please submit: CV, copy of your favorite paper, cover letter. If you have any questions, please contact Karsten Neuhoff (kneuhoff(at) ).

Founded in 1925, DIW Berlin (the German Institute for Economic Research) is one of the leading economic research institutes in Germany. The Institute analyzes the economic and social aspects of topical issues, formulating and disseminating policy advice based on its research findings. DIW Berlin is part of both the national and international scientific communities, provides research infrastructure to academics all over the world, and promotes the next generation of scientists. A member of the Leibniz Association, DIW Berlin is independent and primarily publicly funded.

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