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  The Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) seeks applications for a position as

Postdoctoral Researcher in International Finance and/or Political Economy

in its research area “Global Macroeconomics and Global Governance”.

We are a young, dynamic and international research group focusing on topics in international finance and international macroeconomics (e.g. sovereign debt, financial crises or cross-border capital flows) as well as political economy (e.g. international financial institutions, economic voting or the economics of populism). Much of our research is empirical and often takes a long-run perspective, drawing on decades or even centuries of data.

The position is strongly research oriented. There is no teaching obligation and there is only a very light administrative burden. Most importantly, you will be expected to work on relevant, high-quality research and to publish in leading economics journals. You will also be expected to contribute to the policy activities of the Kiel institute, although ideally the policy work should be based on your research output.

We are looking for a candidate who meets the following criteria:

• PhD in economics or a related field (completed or close to completion).
• Excellent academic record and outstanding research potential.
• Experience and interest in the research topics of our group (see above).
• Experience in large-scale data management and/or historical data collection is an asset but not a requirement
• The working language is English; excellent English skills are therefore required. Some knowledge of German would be useful, but is not essential.
• First publications are an asset but not a requirement.

The planned contract period is three years (starting between spring and fall 2018), but a shorter contract is possible. Also an extension of up to six years is possible. The salary will be based on the German public sector pay scale at grade EG 14 TV L. The position is full-time, however part-time employment is possible.

The Kiel Institute is an equal opportunity employer with a certified family-friendly policy ( We promote the professional opportunities of women and strongly encourage them to apply. Women with equivalent qualifications, competence and expertise will be given preference.We are committed to employing persons with recognized disabilities and will therefore give them preference over persons without disabilities if they are equally qualified. 

Please submit your application online, using your family name as the file name (ID-No. “PostDoc_GlobalMacro”): Please include a letter of interest, your CV, transcripts of your academic record, your job market paper, and two letters of recommendation. Letters of reference should also be e-mailed under separate cover to Application photos should not be included. The review process starts in early December and continues until the position is filled.

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