Postdoctoral Researcher in the Economics of Inequality and Public Policy
Advertiser: Department of Economics, University of Zurich
Field(s) of specialization: Any field
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: University of Zurich, Department of Economics, Schönberggasse 1, Zürich, Zürich, 8052, Switzerland
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Target date for applications: 1 Nov 2019
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 31 Jan 2020
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted at
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The Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics of the University of Zurich invites applications for a


Postdoctoral Researcher in the Economics of Inequality and Public Policy


The Department of Economics of the University of Zurich is seeking to fill a Postdoctoral position starting in July 2020. Applicants should have a PhD degree in Economics before taking up the position. The appointment is initially for a two-year contract, which can be renewed.


The research focus of the position is on topics broadly related to the policy implications of rising inequality. This includes, for instance, the tax policy responses to technological change, the intergenerational transmission of inequality, or its effects on the functioning of democracy.


The Department of Economics offers an exciting research environment, competitive terms and conditions, and generous research support. Knowledge of German is not a requirement.

Complete applications including a cover letter, CV, job market papers, and at least 3 letters of recommendation will be reviewed starting Nov 1st, 2019. Interviews will be conducted at the ASSA-AEA meetings in San Diego in January 2020.


For further information, please contact Florian Scheuer by email (


Applications should be submitted online at

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