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 Currently there are two job vacancies (see also German site).


The Kiel Institute for the World Economy is one of the leading and most reputed economic research institutes in Germany. Building on its international networks, the Institute engages especially in creating solutions to urgent problems in global economic affairs, and in advising decision makers and the broader public on the basis of its research. The Institute is associated with the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel, the Leibniz Community, and the largest library for economic sciences in the world (the Zentralbibliothek für Wirtschaftswissenschaften).

The research area "Macroeconomic Policy under Market Imperfections" of the Kiel Institute seeks to fill, at the earliest opportunity, a

Position for a Postdoc Researcher

Applicants should hold (or be close to completing) a Ph.D. in economics and should pursue research in empirical or theoretical aspects of macroeconomics. Expertise in any of the following subjects is desirable, but not required: International Macro, Behavioral Macro, Macro/Labor, endogenous business cycles. Besides publishing in high quality academic journals applicants should also have some interest in disseminating research to policy makers. Excellent language skills in English are mandatory for this position; while skills in German are not required.

Being internationally renowned in research and policy consulting, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy provides excellent support to potential candidates who are interested in developing their career in research. The position is initially for three years but may subsequently be extended. Salary is determined according to the salary scheme of the German public sector (EG14 TV-L). The position is full-time; part-time employment is possible.

The Kiel Institute is an equal opportunity employer. The Kiel Institute works individually with its employees to establish flexible working time schemes that allow them to maintain a good work-family balance and to parent their children optimally. Further information can be found at

The Kiel Institute is committed to employing persons with disabilities and will thus give them preference over persons without disabilities if they are equally qualified.

For further information, please contact Wolfgang Lechthaler (mail:

Please submit your application by 31.3.2017 including a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and relevant publications at: Two letters of recommendation (indicating your name in the file name) are to be sent directly to:



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