Post-Doc in Behavioural Economics, Empirical IO or Competition Policy
Advertiser: DICE (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics), Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf
Field(s) of specialization: Industrial Organization - Behavioral Economics
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: Universitätsstr 1, Dusseldorf, Germany
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Target date for applications: 15 Nov 2022
Application deadline: 31 Dec 2022 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 31 Dec 2022
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video
Ad text:

The faculty of Business Administration and Economics of Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) are inviting applications for a position as Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) in Behavioural Economics or Empirical Industrial Organisation or Competition Policy (100 %, pay grade 13 TV-L).

The employment is initially limited to a period of three years, starting on October 1st, 2023, with an option for an extension. It is a qualification position in the sense of the Act of Academic Fixed-Term Contract (Wissenschaftsvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG), which is to promote the scientific qualification of the employee.

Your tasks:

The successful candidate conducts research and teaching (teaching in German is not required) in the field Behavioural Economics (with a focus on behaviour in markets) or Empirical Industrial Organisation (with researchers preferable focusing on structural models) or in Competition Policy.

Our requirements:

• A completed scientific university education (M.Sc./ M.A./ Diploma/ Magister) in the field of Economics or a related discipline with outstanding grades

• PhD in a relevant field

• Very good knowledge of theoretical and empirical economic methods

• Excellent command of the English language

The pay scale grouping will be, depending on the personal qualification of the applicant, up to pay grade 13 TV-L.

In principle, the employment can also take place part-time, if no compelling official reasons are opposed in an individual case.

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf aims at increasing the percentage of employed women. Applications from women will therefore be given preference in cases of equal aptitude, ability and professional achievements unless there are exceptional reasons for choosing another applicant. Heinrich Heine University strongly supports the principle of excellence through diversity. Heinrich Heine University signed the “Diversity Charter” and successfully participated in the Stifterverband‘s “Shaping Diversity” audit. It is certified as a family-friendly university and has set itself the goal of promoting the diversity of its employees. Applications from suitably qualified severely disabled persons or disabled persons regarded as being of equal status according to Book IX of the German Social Code (SGB – Soziales Gesetzbuch) are encouraged.

Detailed information about DICE is available at:

Your contact person in case of questions regarding the position is Prof. Dr. Paul Heidhues; email:

Interviews will be conducted virtually via Cisco WebEx during the EEA European Job Market Meeting 2022 (Monday, December 12th, 2022 to Wednesday, December 14h, 2022). We use the EJME Candidate Directory for organising the application process. Thus, applicants are urged to register for the EJME Candidate Directory. Please note that in case of unencrypted electronic communication via webportals or email breaches of confidentiality and third-party access may not be excluded.

Please submit your application documents (cv, job market paper, further application material) and have two recommenders send letters of recommendation citing reference no. 150.22-3.1 until 31.12.2022 to:

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