Postdoctoral Researcher in IO, Behavioral Economics or International Economics
Advertiser: DICE (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics), Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)
Field(s) of specialization: Econometrics - Industrial Organization - International Trade - Law and Economics - Microeconomics - Behavioral Economics - Political Economy - Decision Sciences
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: Universitätsstr 1, Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, 40225, Germany (map)
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Target date for applications: 13 Dec 2019
Application deadline: 20 Dec 2019 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 20 Mar 2020
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted at
Ad text:

The Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf is inviting applications for two positions as

Postdoctoral Researcher in Industrial Organization, Behavioral Economics, or International Economics (full time, EG 13 TV-L)

The duration of the positions is initially limited to two years, starting on October 1st, 2020 or later, and with the option of an extension. The fixed-term nature of the contracts is based upon the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVG) with the objective of promoting the scientific qualification of the academic employees.

Candidates must have completed a master’s degree in Economics or a related discipline with outstanding grades. In addition, a PhD in a relevant field is required. We expect very good knowledge of theoretical and empirical economic methods and excellent command of the English language. The successful candidate conducts research and teaching (teaching in German is not required) in the area of Industrial Organization or Competition Policy (broadly interpreted). More specifically, we expect the applicant to address research questions in (theoretical or applied) Industrial Organization, Competition Economics, Consumer Protection, or in International Economics from an Industrial-Orga­nization perspective.

At Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, appointments may also be part-time, provided there are no overriding administrative reasons in individual cases for requiring full-time employment. The exact salary will depend on the personal qualification of the applicant up to EG 13 TV-L.

Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women are expressly welcome. Women with comparable qualifications will receive particular consideration unless another applicant displays compelling reasons that make them preferable.

Applications from suitably qualified severely disabled persons or disabled persons regarded as being of equal status according to Book IX of the German Social Legal Code (SGB – Sozialgesetzbuch) are encouraged.

Interviews will be conducted at the EEA Job Market Meeting, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 18-19 Dec 2019, or via video-telephony.

Detailed information about DICE is available at For questions regarding the position, please contact Prof. Dr. Paul Heidhues.

Initial job interviews will be conducted at the EEA Job Market Meeting, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 18-19 Dec 2019.

We use for organizing the application process. Thus, applicants are urged to apply via Please note that in case of unencrypted electronic communication via such a portal breaches of confidentiality and third party access may not be excluded. Alternatively, application documents may be sent to

A job-market paper, letters of recommendation as well as further detailed application material should be submitted. The deadline for applications is 20 Dec 2019.

Submission materials required
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Job market paper
  • Contact information for references
  • Letters of reference: 3
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