Student assistant (f/m/x) for 20 hours per week (Structural Change and Productivity)

The Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association is seeking to hire a student assistant (f/m/x) for 20 hours per week to support the research group “Understanding the Economic Gap Between East and West Germany” led by Ufuk Akcigit (University of Chicago) in the Department of Structural Change and Productivity. Enrolled students in a Master's programme in economics, data science, business or related fields, or close to attaining a Bachelor’s degree (with plans to pursue a Master afterwards) are offered an opportunity to gain insights into applied economic research in an international team of scholars, based in Halle (Saale).

Deadline: May 31, 2024


  • data preparation using statistical software
  • programming for graphical representation and econometric analysis
  • assistance with project-related and exploratory research

Qualifications and requirements

  • intermediate Russian language skills
  • working knowledge of MS Excel
  • ideally programming skills/experience in Stata and/or R
  • diligence, self-reliance, and reliability in data work
  • fluency (spoken and written) in English; ideally good knowledge of the German language

We offer

  • an excellent learning environment with insights into applied economic research, especially for students thinking about pursuing an academic career
  • work in a team of internationally renowned scholars in economics, with exciting data and research agenda
  • flexible working times and partial home office possibility
  • a possibility for small research projects within the group, depending on contract hours

Required documents

Please submit the following documents in a single PDF file:

  • motivation letter (max. one page)
  • curriculum vitae (short version)
  • copy of Abitur certificate or equivalent high school certificate
  • copy of Bachelor’s degree and grades (if available)
  • copy of the university’s credit points and grades in the current programme
  • copy of the matriculation certificate

Application procedure

Please address your application by May 31, 2024 to For further questions and information, please contact Ms. Anna Zherdeva at

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