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Postdoc (f/m/nonbinary) in the Public Economics

Job offer of November 21, 2022

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Postdoc (f/m/nonbinary) in the Public Economics


Public Economics

Closing Date

02.12.2022 23:59

The Public Economics Department analyzes how financial, fiscal, and social policies influence economic decisions made by individuals, households, and companies. The department’s key focus is on fiscal and social policy in Germany, with analyses based on microsimulation models and microeconometric methods. Of particular interest are the behavioral patterns of households, companies, and policy makers, as well as the distributional effects of fiscal and social policy. 

The department of Public Economics of the DIW Berlin seeks a Postdoc (f/m/nonbinary) to conduct innovative research on the distributional and behavioral effects of climate change and climate policy. Of central interest is research related to consumer behavior, policy instruments to foster sustainable consumption, and the welfare implications of policies that combine climate and social policies. Voluntary teaching opportunities exist at all levels.


  • PhD in economics or related fields
  • A solid knowledge of empirical tools, especially the application of (micro-)econometrics methods and the ability to work with micro-level as well as aggregated data, is a necessary 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
  • 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

The Institute provides access to a first-rate research infrastructure and it is excellently connected to the vibrant academic environment in Berlin. The working language is English.

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-STT-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. Peter Haan (

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.

Peter Haan

Head of Department in the Public Economics 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.