Doctoral Researcher in Economics (m/f/d)

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22.01.2021, Wissenschaftliches Personal

The new Professorship for Sustainable Economic Policy at the TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability, Technical University of Munich, invites applications for the position of a Doctoral Researcher. We expect applicants to be interested in conducting research at the intersection of the following fields

  • Development Economics and Comparative Economic Research
  • Cultural Economics
  • Applied Microeconomics

Employment is offered for a limited time of 2 years with the possibility of an extension according to the public service collective agreement (75% TV-L E13). The position focuses on the research theme "The Origins and Economic Implications of Behavior across Countries". This includes, for example, psychological diversity and the roots of contemporary economic development, long-run effects of institutions and/or biogeography on behavior and development, and factors that shape differences in the evolution of cultures and institutions across societies.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to conduct collaborative and independent research projects within the group’s research focus. Funding for research, conference visits as well as doctoral training is available. Candidates are expected to enroll and complete the doctoral program at the School of Management. More information about the program can be found here:


• Completed Master’s Degree in Economics or related fields (with distinction)

• Fluency in spoken and written English

• Experience in data analysis and advanced statistics including programming skills in R, Stata and Python

• Ambition to pursue high-quality research projects


Applicants should send a letter of interest, their detailed CV as well as transcripts of records to the email address below. Two recommendation letters should be sent directly by references to the same address. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The preferred starting date is April or May 2021, though we offer some flexibility. Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, TUM explicitly encourages applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity to the university’s research and teaching strategies. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications. Knowledge of the German language is useful, but is not required.

Qualified applicants are invited to send their electronic application (single PDF file, subject line: CSSEP02DE) to the the Professorship for Sustainable Economic Policy at the TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability:

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