Research Assistant Position (PhD Candidate) in Economics (m/f/d)


Your tasks

Are you looking for an exciting PhD position in the field of macroeconomics or financial economics? At the chair of Prof. Winfried Koeniger we conduct high quality research on the issues of macroeconomics, financial economics, consumption and saving decisions, and labor markets. You will be integrated in a young and strongly research orientated team while writing your PhD thesis. You will contribute to the research and teaching activities of the chair. Ideally, your research interests lie within the fields of the research group.

Your profile

We are looking for applicants with a(n): 

  • excellent Master's degree in economics (or close to completion)
  • solid background in mathematics and empirical research
  • strong interest in macroeconomics or financial economics
  • proficiency in written and spoken English
  • at best, solid knowledge of the German language (not a mandatory requirement)

You will join the research group on macroeconomics at the SEW-HSG ( The research of Prof. Koeniger (see: and other institute members is regularly published in leading economic journals. 

Further information on working at the University of St. Gallen can be found here.

Further information on working at the HSG can be found here.

For job-related questions

Prof. Dr. Winfried Koeniger


Tel.: +41 71 224 23 09

«As your potential future advisor, I am looking forward to receiving your application for this new PhD position. If you have any questions regarding the position, please do not hesitate to contact me»

Peter Kress, M.Sc.

PhD Student

Tel.: +41 71 224 34 57

«I am a current PhD student in the research team of Prof. Koeniger. If you have any questions regarding the position, please do not hesitate to contact me.»

Your place of work

Varnbüelstrasse 14, 9000 St. Gallen, Schweiz

University of St.Gallen

«A place where knowledge is created» - As one of Europe's leading universities of economics and business administration, the University of St.Gallen (HSG), Switzerland, is committed to the education of over 9800 students. The HSG is one of the largest employers in the region and provides an attractive and innovative environment for more than 3300 researchers, educators and professional staff.

Universität St. Gallen

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Location: Switzerland, St.Gallen
Categories: Economics, PhD, Research Assistant,


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