Research Assistant "Stranded assets, financial constraints, and the distributional impacts of climate policy"

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We are looking for a

Research Assistant

for the project “Stranded assets, financial constraints, and the distributional impacts of climate policy” (FAIRCLIP) which is funded by the Leibniz Association and directed by Prof. Loriana Pelizzon. The project aims to provide a complete and accurate assessment of the impact of climate policies by considering financial second-round effects as sources of increasing inequality. It will provide a comprehensive and systematic comparison of the distributional effects of alternative policy instruments, including insights on whether command-and-control measures and green spending have more favorable distributional effects than price instruments. It advances the literature on the distributional impacts by using quasi-experimental tools and novel car loan level data of high granularity from all EU member countries to provide causal effect estimates. The Research Assistant will assist in building methods for the analysis to answer the question how climate policy affects the financing of vehicles and the resulting distributional impacts and how to ensure that consumers adopt more energy efficient vehicles to reduce the adverse distributive impacts of higher energy costs for vulnerable households over time.

Your Profile

  • Master-level degree in Economics, Banking and Finance or in Statistics, Mathematics, Physics and Engineering, or equivalent
  • Excellent performance in your field of study
  • Research interest in Sustainable finance, household finance, asset pricing and sustainability-related research
  • Excellent data handling and analytics skills
  • Very good knowledge of MATLAB, Python, STATA and SQL
  • Very good knowledge of the English language
  • The ability to work independently and on your own initiative.
  • Flexibility and teamwork
  • Experience in the management of third-party funded project

We offer

The infrastructure of a modern research center with excellent contacts to the scientific and financial community. You will be working in a very attractive working environment in the House of Finance at Goethe University and an enthusiastic team of colleagues. Compensation will be 70% of a full-time position in accordance with the standards of the public services wage agreement of the State of Hesse (TV-H E 13). The employment contract has a duration until December 31, 2025.

SAFE seeks to increase the share of women in research and thus strongly encourages female scholars to apply. We are also committed to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities and therefore invites them in particular to apply.

Your application: Please submit your application, together with the usual credentials (CV, letter of motivation, transcripts), by mail to Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE, House of Finance, Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 3, 60323 Frankfurt am Main, Germany or electronically by email to applications(at) by adding APPLICATION Research Assistant, Dept. Financial Markets, Project Fairclip in the subject line of your email.

Deadline for the submission is 15.10.2023.

Should you have any questions please contact Svetlana Feoktistova, via e-mail: office_pelizzon(at)

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