Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) | Public Economics

Scientist Munich

Job Code: 413

Job Offer from September 25, 2023

The Department of Public Economics of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance has a vacancy for a Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) to start as soon as possible.

The Department of Public Economics conducts basic research in the area of Public Economics and the Political Economy of Governance.

The department seeks to strengthen the team in two major areas of research. One area is in the “Geoeconomic Conflict and Competition between the U.S. and China” that is played out through the means of trade policy, tax policy, and industrial policy. The second area on ”Preferences on Paternalism: Causes and Consequences.” The prospective appointee is expected to engage in thematic research in one of these two fields.

The Institute is a member institute of the Max Planck Society (MPG). The MPG is one of the worldwide leading international research institutions. The Institute has an excellent research infrastructure, an international and strong team of researchers and a sound financial situation.

Your profile

The ideal candidate has excellent knowledge in the field of applied game theory / international public economics / political economy or formal / quantitative analysis in political science. The applicant has completed (or is about to complete) a PhD in the field of economics or political science on a topic that is related to one of the research topics mentioned above. A strong theory background and/or knowledge and experience in the design, programming and evaluation of laboratory based or internet-based experiments is desirable. Fluency in written and spoken English is expected, command of German language is an advantage.

Our offer

The position is meant to give the researcher the opportunity to qualify for positions with higher seniority at universities and research institutions through scientific work and publishing. The position is limited to three years. Remuneration is based on qualifications and professional experience according to the collective agreement for the public service (TVöD-Bund). In addition, social benefits are granted according to the regulations for the public service (Bund).

Your application

The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity and has set itself the goal of employing more severely disabled people. We therefore welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. Please submit your written application (cover letter, curriculum vitae with list of publications, two reference letters preferably via our online form by December 15, 2023 at the latest.

You can also contact the office by phone at +49 89 24246-5251.

Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
Marstallplatz 1
80539 Munich

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