Student assistant (f/m/d) for 20 hours a month (Department Macroeconomics)

The Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association is seeking to hire a student assistant (f/m/d) for 20 hours a month to support the research groups “Macroeconomic Analyses and Forecasts” and “Econometric Tools for Macroeconomic Forecasting and Simulation” in the Department of Macroeconomics. The contract will initially be limited until March 2020, but an extension is possible.

deadline: October 25, 2019


  • literature review
  • data preparation
  • support empirical analyses of macroeconomic time series

Qualifications and requirements

  • secure handling of MS-Office applications, especially MS Excel
  • diligence in data and bibliographic work
  • basic experience in the application of statistics and econometrics software, e.g. R, EViews, Stata are an advantage, but not necessary
  • interest in quantitative research questions; basic skills in macroeconometric methods are an advantage

We offer

  • an excellent learning environment
  • insights into applied economic research

Required documents

Please submit the following documents in a single PDF file:

  • motivation letter (max one page)
  • curriculum vitae (short version)
  • copy Abitur certificate
  • copy Bachelor (if available)
  • copy of the university’s credits
  • copy of matriculation certificate
  • copy of work and/or practical products (if available)

Please send your application by October 25, 2019 to Dr Katja Heinisch,, who will also answer your questions and provide any further information (phone +49 345 7753 836).

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