Economist / Postdoc (f/m/d)
for the ifo Center for Public Finance and Political Economy
To strengthen our team, we are looking for an economist (f/m/d) at the postdoc level for up to six years, starting in the next academic year, preferably earlier.
How should we assess the instruments of fiscal policy used in Germany, the European Union and internationally? How do political decisionmakers and institutions influence economic policy and its outcomes? The ifo Center for Public Finance and Political Economy investigates these questions and derives policy recommendations. In particular, the team examines public debt in Germany and Europe, the evaluation of fiscal and tax policies, as well as fiscal federalism and local public finances. The focus is on current issues, such as the record debt levels following the Corona crisis and economic policy strategies to consolidate budgets. Excellent research is our top priority. We publish our research results in renowned international journals.
The ifo Institute is one of the leading economic research institutes in Europe. It works on issues relevant to economics and economic policy of international relevance at the highest scientific level and with an international impact and develops research-based recommendations for action for politics, business and society. Through its five fields of activity - research, promotion of young researchers, political consulting, participation in public debates and information/services - it contributes to maintaining and increasing sustainable economic prosperity and social participation under constantly changing conditions.
Want to know more about us and about your career opportunities? Meet us at https://www.ifo.de/en/about-us/ifo-career.
Your qualifications and interests
With us, you will find an ideal working environment for excellent research. This was also confirmed to us by the European Commission, which presented us with the "HR Excellence in Research" award in 2019.
Our membership in the Familienpakt Bayern (Bavarian Family Pact) reinforces our measures to reconcile family and career.
We promote professional equality regardless of ethnic origin, gender, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual identity. We aim to increase the proportion of women in research and therefore explicitly encourage women to apply.
Interested? Then please send us your application documents with the reference number 2021-025 ÖF-WM by 10. November 2021 using the form here.
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