Student assistant (f/m/x) for 25‒40 hours a month

The Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association is seeking to hire a student assistant (f/m/x) for 25‒40 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 September 30, 2023, but an extension is desired.

Students of economics, in particular economics and computer science or related courses, are offered the opportunity to gain insights into applied economic research.

Application deadline: January 31, 2023


  • literature review and data preparation
  • maintenance of the data pool (in R) and the forecast database (in R-Shiny)
  • programming for data retrieval, graphical representation and econometric analyses

Qualifications and requirements

  • secure handling of MS-Office applications, especially MS Excel
  • diligence in data and bibliographic work
  • good knowledge in the application of statistics and econometrics software (e.g. R, Stata, EViews or Matlab)
  • knowledge of HTML programming is desirable
  • interest in quantitative research questions an econometrics; 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)

Application procedure

Please send your application by January 31, 2023 to, who will also answer your questions and provide any further information (phone +49 345 7753 836).

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