Job offers of DIW Berlin http://www.diw.de/en/diw_01.c.100306.en/about_us/careers/careers.html Job offers en http://diw.de/sixcms/media.php/37/diw_logo_farbe_mini.jpg DIW Berlin http://diw.de/ Doctoral Position in Development Economics (50%, 3 years) http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.569103.en DIW Berlin’s Sustainable Development Research Group offers a

Doctoral Position in Development Economics
(50%, 3 years)

The candidate will contribute to a long-term research project investigating how households in rural Mongolia adapt to climate change. Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the project evaluates the impact of two adaptation interventions on households with quantitative methods: (1) the provision of daily weather forecasts and medium-term projections of extreme weather events to households; and (2) an index-based weather insurance that provides indemnity payments to insured households in the aftermath of an extreme weather event. Both Randomized Control Trials (RCTs) and quasi-experimental methods will be used to establish a valid counterfactual. Moreover, the project will implement two additional waves of the Coping with Shocks in Mongolia Household Panel Survey, for which three waves were implemented between 2012 and 2015 (www.diw.de/mongolia). 


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Mon, 13 Nov 2017 01:03:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.569103.en
Post-Doctoral Position in Development Economics (100%, 6 months) http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.569101.en DIW Berlin’s Sustainable Development Research Group offers a

Post-Doctoral Position in Development Economics
(100%, 6 months)

The temporary position is a parental leave replacement. The candidate will contribute to a long-term research project on shocks and household migration (www.diw.de/centralasia). Funded by Volkswagen Foundation, the project investigates how pastoralist households in Central Asia adjust their nomadic movements to cope with extreme weather events and other hazards. The project collects and analyzes a new database, bridging the disciplines of development economics and geoinformatics. Using Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, the daily location of nomadic herders in Mongolia were recorded for a 12 months period. During this period, an extreme weather event occurred, which varied strongly in its spatial intensity. In Kyrgyzstan, the project tracked the movements of semi-nomadic herders between summer and winter pastures. In both countries, additional household survey data from the same sample households were collected that record households’ exposure to shocks, the coping strategies applied by households, and a wide range of measures of well-being. The novelty of our approach lies in combining location data of (semi-) nomadic households with socio-economic survey data and assessing the data jointly. The project investigates to what degree mobility, land use patterns, the geographic environment at a household’s location, and access to markets mitigate the effects of shocks. 


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Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:55:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.569101.en
Post-Doctoral Position in Development Economics (100%, 7 months) http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.569099.en DIW Berlin’s Sustainable Development Research Group offers a

Post-Doctoral Position in Development Economics
(100%, 7 months)

The candidate will contribute to a long-term research project investigating how households in rural Mongolia adapt to climate change. Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the project evaluates the impact of two adaptation interventions on households with quantitative methods: (1) the provision of daily weather forecasts and medium-term projections of extreme weather events to households; and (2) an index-based weather insurance that provides indemnity payments to insured households in the aftermath of an extreme weather event. Both Randomized Control Trials (RCTs) and quasi-experimental methods will be used to establish a valid counterfactual. Moreover, the project will implement two additional waves of the Coping with Shocks in Mongolia Household Panel Survey, for which three waves were implemented between 2012 and 2015 (www.diw.de/mongolia). 


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Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:51:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.569099.en
Junior Researcher Position in Development Economics based in Ulaanbaatar http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.569097.en DIW Berlin’s Sustainable Development Research Group offers a

                      Junior Researcher Position in Development Economics 
                                           based in Ulaanbaatar 
(100%, 1 year)

The candidate will contribute to a long-term research project investigating how households in rural Mongolia adapt to climate change. Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the project evaluates the impact of two adaptation interventions on households with quantitative methods: (1) the provision of daily weather forecasts and medium-term projections of extreme weather events to households; and (2) an index-based weather insurance that provides indemnity payments to insured households in the aftermath of an extreme weather event. Both Randomized Control Trials (RCTs) and quasi-experimental methods will be used to establish a valid counterfactual. Moreover, the project will implement two additional waves of the Coping with Shocks in Mongolia Household Panel Survey, for which three waves were implemented between 2012 and 2015 (www.diw.de/mongolia). 


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Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:42:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.569097.en
several Research Associate positions http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.568152.en Berlin’s academic research institutions in economics cooperate more and more closely. The following seven institutions together form the Berlin Economics Research Associate (BERA) Program to promote post-doctoral research: the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), the School of Business and Economics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU), the School of Business and Economics at Freie Universität Berlin (FU), the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, the School of Economics and Management at Technische Universität Berlin (TU), the ESMT European School of Management and Technology Berlin (ESMT) and the Hertie School of Governance

BERA seeks to fill

several Research Associate positions

for fixed-term appointments of up to a maximum of 6 years, according to German WissZeitVG - E 13 TV-L HU/TU/FU or E 14 TVöD (part-time work as well as employment contracts with two of the seven BERA institutions are possible; at DIW Berlin a tenure track option exists).

Excellent researchers from all fields of economics are invited to apply. Each of the positions will be hosted and administered by one of the BERA institutions. For further details about the positions at the various institutions see http://www.berlin-econ.de

Duties: Successful candidates will contribute part of their time to research and teaching in economics at the Bachelor, Master or PhD levels, as well as to furthering their own research agenda. At DIW Berlin and WZB there are no teaching duties.

Requirements: Applicants should hold a PhD in economics or a neighboring discipline at the position starting date, and should have excellent qualifications as well as outstanding own research.

Applicants should submit a statement outlining their research plans and their motivations for joining at least one of the seven institutions, a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of degree certificates, and teaching evaluations if available. Applicants are required to organize the separate submission of two academic letters of recommendation by their referees.

Applications should be submitted online at

https://berlin-econ.de/bera-recruiting-2018 no later than November 26, 2017, stating the reference number BERA-1-17.

Letters of recommendation should be sent by the applicants’ referees directly to applications@berlin-econ.de.

Only complete applications will be considered. For further information, please contact (Andrea Jonat), Peter Haan (phaan@diw.de) or Georg Weizsäcker (weizsaecker@hu-berlin.de).

We highly appreciate diversity and are thus pleased to receive any application - irrespective of gender, nationality, disability, or ethnic and social background.

Please visit our website http://www.berlin-econ.de, which gives you access to the legally binding German version of this call for applications.


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Thu, 02 Nov 2017 01:46:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.568152.en
Post-Doctoral Position in Energy Market Modeling http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.567510.en Within the Berlin Economics Research Associates (BERA) network, DIW Berlin’s department Energy, Transportation, Environment offers a

Post-Doctoral Position in Energy Market Modeling
(100%, 3 years)


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Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:07:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.567510.en
two Student Research Assistant Positions http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.566877.en DIW Berlin’s Sustainable Development Research Group offers

Two Student Research Assistant Positions

(10 hours/week)

to provide support for ongoing research in applied development economics. More specifically, the student research assistants will assist in two research projects that investigate how households cope with extreme weather events in Mongolia (www.diw.de/mongolia) and Central Asia (www.diw.de/centralasia). Both projects implement and analyze household panel surveys in the field.


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Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:23:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.566877.en
Student Research Assistant Position http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.566876.en DIW Berlin’s Sustainable Development Research Group offers a

Student Research Assistant Position

(10 hours/week)

 

to provide support for ongoing research in applied development economics. More specifically, the student research assistant will assist in a research project that investigate how households cope with extreme weather events in Mongolia (www.diw.de/mongolia). The project implements and analyzes a household panel survey in the field.


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Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:03:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.566876.en
Information About a Speculative Application for an Internship http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.418814.en Information about a speculative application for an internship

DIW Berlin is constantly looking for interns for a minimum of 4 weeks to a maximum of 3 months. In case of a compulsory internship (fixed in the study regulations) a longer period is possible. An enrollment in a university is required.

The following documents/information have to be included:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Abitur certificate/Graduation diploma
  • Bachelor/Prediploma
  • Other certificates, if applicable
  • Certificate of matriculation
  • Study regulations
  • Preferred department(s)
  • Preferred time period

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