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Open Tenure Track Position in Labour Economics @ZEW Mannheim

We are searching for a highly motivated and creative researcher, ideally with particular interest in the economics of education, to join our group.

The research area analyses the determinants of labour market outcomes in knowledge-based economies at the level of individuals, companies, and regions. Grounded in economic theory, microeconometric methods are used to identify causal relationships based on administrative data, tailor-made in-house surveys, and unique linked-employee-employer data. The areas special expertise lies in studying the consequences of advancing digitalisation, educational expansion, and large-scale migration for employment, wages, and equality of opportunity. The unit also investigates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education and labour market outcomes.

The position is suitable for researchers who have completed or are about to complete their PhD in economics, preferably on a topic of labour and/or education economics. Candidates should have a strong interest for theory-based, empirical or experimental analyses. Candidates are invited to develop the area’s research agenda, to contribute to an excellent publication performance and to provide research based policy advice. Candidates should have excellent writing skills. Fluency in English is required; command of German is highly appreciated.

Deadline: November 30, 2021.

We will interview selected candidates online during the virtual European Job Market on 15 – 18 December 2021. 

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