PhD Position (Doctoral Researcher) (f/m/d)

Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH)

To conduct a research project co-financed by the Leibniz Association, the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association is offering a

PhD Position (Doctoral Researcher) (f/m/d)


assigned to the Department of Financial Markets, starting as soon as possible. The research project is headed by Professor Michael Koetter, PhD, and Professor Dr Felix Noth. The contract will be limited to three years; an extension by one year is possible. The place of employment is Halle (Saale), whereas research stays at the cooperating institutions are possible. Your remuneration entitlement corresponds to pay group 13 of the German public sector salary scheme TV-L.

What we offer

You will contribute to the project “Debt Overhang in Green Investments”, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Moreover, you will become part of a dynamic team of economists regularly publishing its work in renowned international journals. You will find a well-equipped research infrastructure and an open-minded and cooperative working environment. The Halle Institute for Economic Research is closely linked with the national and international scientific community and offers excellent opportunities to gain academic qualifications. In particular, you will be given the opportunity to obtain a PhD degree.

Your profile/Your motivation

You are curious, creative, and highly motivated to research the financial economics’ aspects of the transition of economic systems in the face of the climate crisis. On top, you hold a high-quality master degree in economics, finance, or otherwise adjacent fields and have very good knowledge of applied microeconometrics, experience in the analysis of microdata as well as in dealing with corresponding statistical software. Your working methods are self-responsible and structured. Organisational talent as well as team orientation and proficiency in English round off your profile. You are open to get in touch with the national and international scientific community and to cooperate with other IWH researchers. Participation in the IWH Doctoral Programme in Economics (IWH-DPE) and the Central-German Doctoral Program Economics (CGDE), which IWH organises jointly with neigh­boring universities, is obligatory.

The IWH is a family-friendly research institute that guarantees equal opportunities for women and men and specifically encourages women to apply for this position.

Applications from severely handicapped persons and persons equal to them are welcome. Please indicate a severe dis­ability in your application.

Your application and accompanying documents including your CV and copies of all university degree certificates should be addressed with indication 2022-06 by October 15, 2022 electronically in a single pdf file to fin-jobs(at)iwh-halle.de.

For inquiries, please contact the IWH project head, Professor Michael Koetter (Michael.Koetter(at)iwh-halle.de).