Postdoctoral Researcher in Financial Economics (f/m/x, 100%) [2023-06]

The Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association is offering the position of a Postdoctoral Researcher in Financial Economics (f/m/x, 100%, JEL Classification: G), assigned to the Department of Financial Markets, starting in the fall term 2024 or earlier. The contract will be limited to two years. The place of employment is Halle (Saale). Your remuneration entitlement corresponds to pay group 13 of the German public sector salary scheme TV-L.

Deadline: December 15, 2023

At the IWH

Researchers at the Financial Markets department study economic mechanisms by which financial systems, institutions, and markets route savings to investors. By using microeconometric methods that are grounded in financial economic theory, our research is focused on three main areas: First, the analysis of how banks and other financial institutions over-come information frictions in conducting their intermediation function. Second, how households and firms optimise savings, investment, and capital structure decisions conditional on the governance environment they face. Third, the determinants of financial system regulation and its effects on agents’ choices in both financial markets and the real economy, such as the inception of the European Banking Union or “Green” stress tests. We seek to answer these questions in close collaborations with fellow academics and policy makers, central bankers from across the globe, and other NGO.

What we offer

The Halle Institute for Economic Research is closely linked with the national and international scientific community. We offer a vibrant, international research environment, light non-research duties, an outstanding database infrastructure, an active seminar culture, and generous research support.

Your profile/Your motivation

You are a curious, creative, and highly-motivated to undertake research on relevant topics. The requirements for the position are: the completion of a PhD in Economics or Finance by summer of 2024 at the latest, the potential for successful publications in excellent journals, and ideally an existing network of international research collaborations. It is expected that the candidate is prepared to take responsibility for research-related policy work. Knowledge of German is not a requirement for the position.

Further information

Applications from disabled persons will be given priority in the case of equal suitability, ability and professional expertise. Please indicate a severe disability in your application. The IWH aims to increase the proportion of female researchers and specifically encourages women to apply. The hiring committee will hold virtual interviews at the European job market and the ASSA Meetings.

Application procedure

We will review applications on an ongoing basis until the closure of this vacancy on March 31, 2024. We recommend to send your application until December 15, 2023, to be considered for the first round of interviews. Your application should include your CV, list of publications, references, teaching experience and evaluation, list of conference talks and successfully acquired third-party funds. Please address it with indication 2023-06 and submit it electronically in a single pdf file to For inquiries, please contact Michael Koetter (

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