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Postdoc (f/m/nonbinary) in the Macroeconomics department

Job offer of November 21, 2022

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Postdoc (f/m/nonbinary) in the Macroeconomics department



Closing Date

02.12.2022 23:59

The Macroeconomics department analyzes the conduct of monetary and fiscal policy, especially in the euro area, the interaction between economic policies and inequality, and the questions related to climate change, the macroeconomy and its policy tools. The department is also part of the joint economic forecast group that provides a semi-annual forecast with in-depth policy advice to the German Federal Government.

 The Macroeconomics department of the DIW Berlin seeks a Postdoc (f/m/nonbinary) to conduct innovative research in macroeconomics or macrofinance with a focus on either (1) macro and sustainability or (2) the effects of climate change on the income- and wealth distribution or (3) the effects of climate change on the monetary- and fiscal transmission mechanism. Researchers at the department do not have any teaching obligations but are expected to contribute to the policy and transfer work of the department. Voluntary teaching opportunities exist at all levels.

The research of the department uses empirical methods but also theoretical models such as HANK models. The department aims at producing high quality academic output that contributes to shaping the fields of macroeconomics.


  • PhD in economics or related fields
  • A solid knowledge of state-of-the art empirical tools or the theoretical modelling of climate change in a macro model is a prerequisite.
  • Candidates must demonstrate the potential to contribute substantially to academic research and policy analysis, including the ability to recognize and articulate differing viewpoints related to their work as well as an open attitude towards interdisciplinary cooperation.

Preferred skills

  • Very good language skills in English and good language skills in German
  • Initiative and interest in teamwork

We offer

  • An interesting job in a dynamic research environment that tackles socially relevant research and policy questions
  • Work in a supportive team of experienced researchers

Researchers benefit from a tight-knit academic network within the DIW and Berlin, a variety of data resources, trained research assistants, high-profile research and policy events, active research seminar series and workshops. The Institute provides access to a first-rate research infrastructure and it is excellently connected to the vibrant academic environment in Berlin as well as the international IO community. The working language is English, a sound command of German is desirable. 

The term of appointment is for three years and 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 December 2nd 2022, quoting the reference number SOT-MAK-1-22. Please submit: (1) CV, (2) copy of your job market paper, (3) research statement and (4) cover letter. In case you have any questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Alexander Kriwoluzky (

Please send your reference letters by e-mail to

We are aware that the application deadline is very short, hence offer the opportunity to submit reference letters until a week after the end of the deadline.

Alexander Kriwoluzky

Head of Department in the Macroeconomics Department

DIW Berlin

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.