Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/div)

The Department of Public Economics of the Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance has a vacancy for the following position to start as soon as possible:

Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/div)

The Department of Public Economics is a group of researchers chaired by Kai A. Konrad. The group conducts basic research in the area of public economics and the political economy of governance.

The prospective appointee is expected to engage in thematic research inside a focused program on “Paternalism: Causes and Consequences”.

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 the financial and institutional resources to conduct laboratory and internet-based experiments. It closely collaborates with the department of economics at the University of Munich (LMU). 

Your profile

The ideal candidate has excellent knowledge in the field of applied game theory / international public economics / political economy. The applicant has completed (or is about to complete) a PhD in the field of economics or political science on the research topic mentioned above. 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 a position in which the researcher can qualify for positions with higher seniority at universities and research institutions through scientific work and publishing. The position is limited to three years. An extension is possible. 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 March 31, 2023 at the latest.

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

Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance

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Deadline: 2023-03-31
Location: Germany, München
Categories: Political Science, Economic Law, Economics, Laboratory Engineer, PhD, political economy, Postdoc, Programming, Researcher,


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