PostDoc in Financial Economics (f/m/x) [2020-07]

The Financial Markets department at the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association seeks qualified candidates to fill the position at the rank of a PostDoc in Financial Economics (f/m/x) – reference number 2020-07

JEL Classification: G. 

deadline: December 15, 2020

The successful candidate is dedicated to excellent research in Financial Economics. A focus on household finance and/or real estate expertise paired with an excellent command of the latest empirical methods is a strong advantage. Experience in machine learning and automated data collection methods are additional assets. We offer a vibrant, international research environment, light non-research duties, an outstanding database infrastructure, an active seminar culture, and generous research support.

The IWH is one of the seven economic research institutes of the Leibniz Association in Germany ( The IWH focuses on research in finance, macroeconomics, and productivity and innovation. The PostDoc will join the Financial Markets department of the IWH and report to the head of department, Professor Michael Koetter, who is also available to answer any questions at

The requirements for the position are: the completion of a PhD in Economics or Finance by summer of 2021 at the latest, the potential for successful publications in international journals, and ideally an existing network of international research collaborations. It is expected that the candidate is prepared to teach at graduate and undergraduate level and take responsibility for research-related policy work. While knowledge of German is desirable, it is not a requirement for the position.

The contract is fixed for a term of three years. Applications from disabled persons will be given priority in the case of equal suitability, ability and professional expertise. The IWH aims to increase the proportion of female researchers and specifically encourages women to apply. The hiring committee will hold virtual or personal interviews at the European job market and the ASSA Meetings conditional on COVID-19 developments.

Applications including CV, list of publications, references, documentation of previous teaching experience including evaluation reports, list of conference talks and successfully acquired third-party funds shall be submitted electronically to EconJobMarket ( until December 7, 2020 c/o Professor Michael Koetter or with indication 2020-07 by December 15, 2020 electronically in a single pdf file to

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