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Research Assistant (m/f/d) in Empirical Industrial Economics

Job offer of July 11, 2022

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Research Assistant (m/f/d) in Empirical Industrial Economics


Firms and Markets

Closing Date

09.09.2022 23:59

Starting on October 2022 for the length of one year, the Firms and Markets Department is looking for a Research Assistant (m/f/d) in Empirical Industrial Economics, part-time (19.5 hours/week).

This position is not suitable for scientific qualification according to § 2 (1) WissZeitVG.


Do you want to know how competition develops in markets and how regulators and competition authorities can steer market activities to improve welfare in society? Are you interested in analyzing the impact of mega-mergers and understanding whether the European Commission was right to clear them? Do you want to analyze microdata to measure the impact of digitalization on firms’ investment decisions and productivity? Then you've come to the right place!


  • completed master degree in economics, statistics, or data science
  • Solid knowledge in (micro-) econometrics and industrial economics
  • Experience with data and statistical software
  • Very good English knowledge

This position is intended to enable students with a completed master degree who consider to pursue a doctorate to gain deeper insights into the working of research projects. The research experience gained in this way should help the personal decision for or against entering a doctoral program and creates valuable prerequisites for successful doctoral studies.

We offer you an interesting and diversified job in a large and dynamic research institute with strong networking in the international research landscape as well as numerous contacts with European and German policy makers.

The remuneration is according to EG 13 TVöD Bund. The position is limited for one year.

We value diversity and welcome all applications - regardless of gender, disability, nationality or ethnic and social origin.

Please apply online by September 9, 2022, quoting reference UM-1-22, with the usual application documents.

For further information about DIW Berlin, please visit our homepage at For information on the research area, please contact Prof. Dr. Tomaso Duso (

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.