Postdoc (f/m/div)

Job offer of October 26, 2021

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Postdoc (f/m/div)


Firms and Markets

Closing Date

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.

Tomaso Duso

Head of Department in the Firms and Markets Department

DIW Berlin

Founded in 1925, DIW Berlin (the German Institute for Economic Research) is one of the leading economic research institutes in Germany. The Institute analyzes the economic and social aspects of topical issues, formulating and disseminating policy advice based on its research findings. DIW Berlin is part of both the national and international scientific communities, provides research infrastructure to academics all over the world, and promotes the next generation of scientists. A member of the Leibniz Association, DIW Berlin is independent and primarily publicly funded.