Postdoc (f/m/div)

Stellenangebot vom 26. Oktober 2021




Postdoc (f/m/div)


02.12.2021 23:55

The Firms and Markets department analyzes the determinants of firms’ strategic behavior and its effects on competition, efficiency, and productivity. We particularly focus on studying the effectiveness of those policies that affect the functioning of markets such as regulations, consumer, competition, industrial, and innovation policies. We empirically test these insights by means of a variety of micro-econometric tools including structural econometric models, policy evaluation and panel methods, as well as semi- and non-parametric techniques.

We are looking for a

Postdoc (f/m/div)

The Firms and Markets department of the DIW Berlin seeks a PhD economist to conduct innovative research and policy analysis in the areas of competition economics, industrial organization, and behavioral economics. A focus on empirical tools, especially the application of structural econometric models and/or policy evaluation techniques as well as machine learning methods is a necessary prerequisite. Candidates must demonstrate the potential to contribute substantially to academic research and policy analysis, including the ability to recognize and articulate differing viewpoints related to their work. Researchers at the department do not have any teaching obligations but are expected to contribute to the policy work of the department. Voluntary teaching opportunities exist at all levels.


  • Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in economics or business administration, or be close to finishing their Ph.D

Preferred skills:

  • Strong background in applied econometrics and industrial or behavioral economics
  • Very good language skills in English (knowledge of German is not necessary but welcomed)
  • Initiative and interest in teamwork

We offer:

  • An interesting job in a dynamic research environment that tackles socially relevant research and policy questions
  • Work in a supportive team of experienced researchers

The term of appointment is six years and it is a tenure track position. Payment is according to EG 14 TVöD Bund and ranges initially, depending on prior work experience, between 56.229,00 EUR and 65.046,00 EUR annually.

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

Please apply online by 02.12.2021, quoting the reference number UM-1-21. Please submit: (1) CV, (2) copy of your job market paper, (3) research statement and (4) cover letter. Reference letters can be submitted via In case you have any questions, please contact Tomaso Duso ( do NOT include a photo with your application.

Andrea Bawamia
Andrea Bawamia

Mitarbeiterin des Servicebereichs in der Abteilung Personal und Organisation

Tomaso Duso

Abteilungsleiter in der Abteilung Unternehmen und Märkte

DIW Berlin

Das DIW Berlin (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung) ist seit 1925 eines der führenden Wirtschaftsforschungsinstitute in Deutschland. Es erforscht wirtschafts- und sozialwissenschaftliche Zusammenhänge in gesellschaftlich relevanten Themenfeldern und berät auf dieser Grundlage Politik und Gesellschaft. Das Institut ist national und international vernetzt, stellt weltweit genutzte Forschungsinfrastruktur bereit und fördert den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs. Das DIW Berlin ist unabhängig und wird als Mitglied der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft überwiegend aus öffentlichen Mitteln finanziert.