Post-doctoral researcher (m/f/d) (in Macroeconomics)
Advertiser: Department of Economics, University of Tübingen
Field(s) of specialization: International Finance/Macro - Macroeconomics; Monetary - Computational Economics
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: Nauklerstraße 47, Tübingen, 72074, Germany
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 3 years
Letters of reference required: 2
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 30 Nov 2023
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2023.
Ad text:

The Chair of Macroeconomics at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of Tübingen University invites applications for the position of a

Post-doctoral researcher (m/f/d) (E13 TV-L, 100%)

Intended starting date is 1 April 2024, but a later date is possible. The contract duration is for three years. An extension may be possible.

Our research

Our team studies the conduct of fiscal and monetary policy as well as the sources of business cycles with new tools that allow us to take heterogeneity into account in models and data. Current projects focus on the development of higher order perturbation solutions for HANK models, understanding the impact of aggregate risk on inequality, asset pricing with many risks, and optimal fiscal/monetary policy.

The position

The post-doctoral position is a full-time position with teaching obligation of 2 hours per week. It is 50% funded through the ERC Starting Grant “Aggregate and Idiosyncratic Risk in Macroeconomics” (101114991 — AIRMAC — ERC-2023-STG).

The successful candidate will be engaged in exploring topics in research related to macroeconomic consequences of the feedback loop between aggregate and idiosyncratic risk as well as heterogeneity in the exposure to it. We offer:

· A dynamic, internationally oriented, collaborative and friendly research environment

· High quality research seminar series in economics and management studies

· Ample funding to finance conference trips, hire student research assistants, invite coauthors etc.

Your profile

We are seeking a highly motivated, curiosity-driven candidate that holds (or is about to finish) a Ph.D. in economics or a related discipline (e.g., computer or data science). The candidate should have a keen interest and strong background in international, organizational or innovation economics broadly defined. Fluency in English is indispensable. German skills are not necessary.


The University of Tübingen, spread across the small and picturesque town of Tübingen in south-west Germany, is one of 11 Universities of Excellence in Germany, with a Cluster of Excellence for Machine Learning in Science. The University’s School of Business and Economics has a faculty of more than 30 professors, junior professors, and post docs. It attracts excellent students in its B.Sc. and M.Sc. programs, in part due to its strong international orientation. We offer an open and supportive work environment with a strong research orientation, which is also part of our teaching philosophy.

The University of Tübingen is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. It therefore takes individual’s situation into account and asks for relevant information. The university seeks to increase the number of women in research and teaching and strongly encourages qualified women to apply. Disabled persons will be preferred in case of equal qualification.

How to apply

Please submit your applications, preferably in electronic form, with the usual documents (letter of motivation, max. 1 page; CV; copies of degrees; job market paper) by 30 November 2023 to Please indicate the name of your Ph.D. supervisor and one other reference in the application.

In case you have question about the application process or the positions, please contact Prof. Dr. Ralph Luetticke (

The employment will be arranged by the Central Administration of the University of Tübingen.

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