Post-doc in Economics or Management
Advertiser: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
Field(s) of specialization: Industrial Organization - Behavioral Economics - Other - Business Economics - Management, Information Technology
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: Marstallplatz 1, Munich, D-80539, Germany (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 3 years
Letters of reference required: 2
Target date for applications: 1 Dec 2021
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 1 Apr 2022
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2021.
Interviews will also be conducted at
Ad text:

The Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, headed by Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, invites outstanding and motivated researchers to apply as Post-docs in Economics or Management. The term of appointment is three years, but can be extended to six years.

Researchers at the Max-Planck Institute are expected to independently carry out basic research in the fields
• Innovation (e.g. in the context of intellectual property rights, industrial organization, trade, labor and health markets, digitization, economics of science; as well as innovation and technology management)
• Entrepreneurship (e.g. entrepreneurial finance, entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurial teams)
• Behavioral Foundations (e.g. incentives for creativity, innovation motives and behavior, inventor characteristics and personality)
and publish their work in leading academic journals. The Institute provides access to an outstanding research infrastructure, including large-scale databases and its own experimental laboratory. The working language is English.

We will interview shortlisted candidates at the European Job Market for Economists. We strongly encourage candidates to apply before December 1st 2021, but we will accept applications until January 31st 2022.

Please apply via and submit 2 reference letters via

Please submit: (1) CV, (2) copy of your job market paper, (3) research statement and (4) cover letter. In case you have any questions, please contact

About the position:
• The term of appointment is three years, but can be extended to six years.
• The position does not include teaching obligations.
• The gross salary is based on the Labor Agreement for Public Service (TVöD) and ranges initially, depending on prior work experience, between 56,229 EUR and 65,046 EUR annually.

Required qualifications:
• Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in economics or business administration, or be close to finishing their Ph.D., and have a strong background either in applied econometrics or in experimental economics.
• The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are under-represented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply.

Further information about the Max Planck Institute and the department can be found on our webpage:

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