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BeNA Guru Talk on “Women in Economics” – May 31, 2021

We are happy to announce our upcoming BeNA Guru Talk on “Women in Economics”. The Guru Talk will take place on Monday, May 31, 6:00-7:30pm as a video conference. The event is intended to give PhD-students and post-docs insights on the current state of gender equality in Economics.

This Guru Talk will address questions like: Why is it that women are still underrepresented in Economics? What can we learn from our gurus’ personal experience? What can universities, institutes and policy do to mitigate this problem? And what can everyone do individually?

Virginia Sondergeld (DIW Berlin) will start with an overview about the current state of gender inequality in the economics profession, followed by a panel discussion with our three interesting gurus: Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln (Goethe University Frankfurt), Andreas Peichl (ifo institute & University of Munich), and Katharina Wrohlich (DIW Berlin).

VIRGINIA SONDERGELD (DIW Berlin & Women in Economics Initiative)

Virginia Sondergeld is a research associate at DIW’s “Gender Economics” research group. She joined the Berlin School of Economics as a PhD student in 2019. Before her doctoral studies, Virginia gained two years of professional experience in economic consulting as an Economic Analyst at NERA Economic Consulting in the company’s energy and infrastructure practice. Virginia is Co-founder and Chair of the Board of The Women in Economics Initiative (e.V.) since July 2019.

NICOLA FUCHS-SCHÜNDELN (Goethe University Frankfurt)

Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln is Professor of Macroeconomics and Development at Goethe University Frankfurt. Prior to joining Goethe University in 2009, she was an Assistant Professor at Harvard University. She received her PhD in Economics from Yale University in 2004. Besides her research on disincentivizing effects of the German tax system on married women’s labor supply, she is also head of the VfS Working Group “Promotion of Women in Economics”.

ANDREAS PEICHL (ifo institute & University of Munich)

Andreas Peichl is the director of the ifo Center for Macroeconomics and Surveys and Professor of Macroeconomics and Public Finance at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU). Prior to joining LMU, he was a Professor of Empirical Public Economics at the University of Mannheim and head of the research group “International Distribution and Redistribution” at the Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim. His research focuses on taxation, redistribution and economic inequality. In his seminars and media contributions, he advocates women in leadership positions and institutional reforms that promote women’s labor supply.


Katharina Wrohlich is head of the “Gender Economics” research group at the DIW. Her research focuses on the evaluation of labor market, family, and tax policies on women’s employment outcomes. Moreover, she is working on the issue of gender gaps in the labor market, in particular in terms of wages and leadership positions. Before joining the Gender Economics Research Group at DIW, Katharina was research associate (2002-2012) and deputy head (2012-2016) of the Public Economics Department at DIW Berlin. She finished her PhD at the Free University of Berlin in 2007. Prior to her doctoral studies, she studied at the University of Vienna and at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

The event will take place online via ZOOM and will be held in English. For better planning we would like to ask you to register for the Guru Talk via and we will send you the link to join the online meeting. If you have any questions, feel free to send us an e-mail.

CfP: Bavarian Young Economists’ Meeting, June 30 – July 2, 2021

We are pleased to announce the Bavarian Young Economists’ Meeting taking place from June 30 to July 2, 2021, as a virtual conference. The general theme of the conference is Applied Microeconomics, including empirical as well as applied theory work. Keynote speakers will include Michela Carlana (Harvard Kennedy School) and  Noam Yuchtman (London School of Economics).

We invite PhD students to submit full papers or extended abstracts (3-4 pages). Each paper presentation will be discussed by another participant. Please apply via the following website no later than March 31, 2021. 

Find more information here.

Skills Analysis Internship @ OECD

The OECD is looking for a motivated and independent intern for the Skills Analysis team within its Centre for Skills. S/He will report to the Head of the Skills Analysis team. Duration of the internship would be ideally 6 months long in the period between May 2021 and December 2021. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the internship is expected to be remote for its duration.

Please note, that candidates need to be enrolled as a student in a university for the entire duration of the internship and be nationals of one of the OECD member countries.

To apply, send your CV and letter of motivation along with a sample of writing in English to by 04.04.2021.

Find more information here.

Workshop on Perceptions and Policy Preferences – 7 May 2021

For this interdisciplinary workshop, we invite empirical contributions (full papers preferred) that examine how perceptions of socio-economic factors shape redistributive or other policy attitudes, preferably relying on longitudinal and/or experimental studies. Junior scholars are encouraged to apply and might also present research designs or ideas for survey experiments in a designated session. Topics may include – but are not limited to – (mis-)perceptions of inequality, migration, labor markets, education, and their consequences for policy preferences or party support/voting behavior.


Emanuele Ciani (OECD) and Jonathan Mijs (Harvard University, Erasmus University Rotterdam)


Please send your submission until 28 March 2021. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 9 April 2021. Presenters must register by 16 April 2021 and may be asked to discuss another paper. Young researchers are particularly encouraged to send their submission. At this stage, we are planning a digital workshop.


Hequn Wang (, Julian Jäger (

Find more information here.

CfA GradAB Scholarships 2021

The Institute for Employment Research (IAB) and the School of Business and Economics of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) offer a joint doctoral programme in labour market research (GradAB), which prepares graduates for a career in academics and in policy consulting.

The English language course programme provides training on labour market research, methods, and data at an advanced level.

Doctoral students benefit from

  • a professional research and policy-consulting environment in one of the key institutions advising high-ranking social policymakers,
  • IAB’s large network of renowned national and international universities, research and policy institutions,
  • IAB’s unique data resources on employment and social security (administrative and survey data)

The scholarship offers financial support of 1,350€/month plus 1,800€/year for participation in scientific conferences and further training. Extra support for research visits is available. In addition, most of our GradAB participants work as junior researchers on a 25 % position in one of IAB’s research departments (employment subject to social insurance contributions/ minimum 1,029 € /month). Please note however that the IAB does not guarantee the availability of any vacant job positions at the start of the programme.

We invite applications from outstanding graduates in the fields of economics, sociology or other social sciences who hold a master’s degree and have a strong interest in labour market research.

Find more information here.

Please submit your application in English by 15 March 2021.


Dr. Sandra Huber, GradAB coordinator Email:

Wissenschaftliche/n MitarbeiterIn (w/m/div) SOEP @DIW Berlin

Die forschungsbasierte Infrastruktureinrichtung Sozio-oekonomisches Panel (SOEP) im DIW Berlin sucht zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine/n Wissenschaftliche/n MitarbeiterIn (w/m/div).


  • Wissenschaftliche Forschungstätigkeit in den Bereichen Migrationsforschung und Surveymethodik mit Fokus auf neuerer Einwanderung (insbesondere Geflüchtete und Erwerbsmigration).
  • Mitarbeit im BMBF geförderten Projekt “Konzeption, Durchführung, Aufbereitung, Registerverknüpfung, Analyse und Datenbereitstellung bzw. -weitergabe einer repräsentativen Stichprobe “Geflüchtete Familien” (GeFam2) sowie
  • Eigenständige Analysen des Teilnahmeverhaltens in der SOEP-Stichprobe “Geflüchtete Familien” und von Erwerbsmigranten im SOEP
  • Konzeption und gegebenenfalls Leitung eigener Forschungsprojekte zur Erforschung der derzeitigen Situation Geflüchteter in Deutschland.
  • Außenvertretung des Arbeitsgebietes durch Artikel u.a. in referierten Fachzeitschriften, im DIW- Wochenbericht, als DIW – bzw. SOEP-Diskussionspapier oder in anderen wissenschaftlichen Publikationen, Vorträge auf nationalen und internationalen Fachkonferenzen, Vorstellen der aktuellen Forschungstätigkeiten in DIW-Veranstaltungen.


  • Abgeschlossenes wissenschaftliches Hochschulstudium im Bereich der Soziologie, Politik- oder Volkswirtschaftslehre oder in einem verwandten Bereich.
  • Abgeschlossene Promotion mit Prädikatsexamen in der Soziologie, Politik- oder Volkswirtschaftslehre mit dem Schwerpunkt empirische Sozialforschung oder einem verwandten Bereich.
  • Berufserfahrung im Bereich empirisch angewandter mikroanalytischer Forschung.
  • Weitreichende Erfahrungen im Bereich der quantitativen Migrationsforschung, Erfahrungen in der Analyse von Geflüchtetendaten sind erwünscht.

Wir bieten:

  • Die Möglichkeit an der Mitarbeit in einem innovativen wissenschaftlichen Projekt innerhalb eines internationalen Forschungsnetzwerks.
  • Die Integration eigener Forschung im Rahmendes Sozio-oekonomischen Panels.

Bitte bewerben Sie sich online mit den üblichen Unterlagen (Motivationsschreiben, Lebenslauf, Zeugniskopien, Referenzen) unter Angabe der Kennziffer SOEP-4-21 bis zum 31.03.2021.

Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

CfP: BeNA Online Labor Economics Workshop – May 20, 2021

The one-day workshop provides young labor economists the chance to present and discuss their recent research. The workshop is targeted at PhD students and aims to facilitate exchange between junior and senior academics. This year, we are happy to announce that Sulin Sardoschau (HU Berlin) and Erik Lindqvist (SOFI Stockholm) will be our excellent guest speakers at the workshop. We are looking forward to submissions from PhD students from Berlin and Brandenburg working on topics in labor economics from a theoretical, empirical or experimental perspective. Equally, we encourage the submission of work in early stages. Due to the current situation, the workshop will be held online.

Deadline for submissions: April 25, 2021

Please submit an abstract or a draft of your paper to The decision on your submission will be communicated by May 3, 2021.You are also very welcome to attend the workshop without presenting your work. Please register for the workshop via email:

Find more information here.

CfP: CEMIR Junior Economist Workshop on Migration

Together with CESifo, the ifo Center of Excellence for Migration and Integration Research (CEMIR) is organising a Junior Economist Workshop on Migration Research on 10 – 11 September 2021, and submissions are now open. 

The organizers hope to hold the workshop as an on-site event in Munich, however,  it may be changed to a hybrid or virtual format on the same date if required by the Covid 19 situation.

The keynote lecture will be delivered by Dominik Hangartner (ETH Zurich).

Interested PhD students, post docs, and assistant professors in economics are invited to submit a migration related research paper.  Those submitting papers are also requested to submit a copy of their cv.  Both documents can be submitted to the workshop organizers here and the deadline is 1 June 2021 @ midnight CEST.

You may refer to the call for papers or the conference website for further details.    

Postdoctoral researcher with a focus on Labor markets @DIW Berlin

DIW Berlin regularly forecasts the economic development of Germany and its most important international markets. The institute is a member of the Joint Economic Forecast and participates in the spring and fall projections on behalf of the German government. The team in the Economic Policy and Forecasting Department is responsible for preparing these forecasts and conducts research on current economic policy issues.

To strengthen the team, DIW Berlin is hiring an expert in Labor market economics. We offer the opportunity to develop own research projects in a dynamic team and to represent the institute as expert to ministries, institutions and the general public.

The institute offers a cooperative working environment with flexible working time models, in which work-life-balance is highly valued.


  • Successfully completed scientific university studies in economics
  • Excellent or very good Phd
  • Very good knowledge in German and English
  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently

We offer an interesting position in a large and dynamic research institute with strong links to the international research community and numerous contacts in federal and state administrations and in politics.

Further information about DIW Berlin can be found on our homepage at For information on the field of work, please contact Dr. Claus Michelsen (

Find more information here.

Call for Paper BIEN Jahrestagung

Die 7. BIEN Jahrestagung findet am 25. März 2021 in einem interaktiven Digitalformat statt. Auch diese besondere Tagung ist ganz im Sinne der BIEN-Tagungen dem Austausch unter Nachwuchswissenschaftler*innen gewidmet. Deshalb setzen wir einerseits auf eine etablierte Videoplattform setzen, die spannende Vorträge in guter Qualität sichert, und außerdem auf eine interaktive Plattform, die Videokommunikation auch außerhalb von festgelegten Formaten und während der Poster session ermöglicht.

Inhaltlich steht die BIEN Jahrestagung 2020/21 unter dem Motto „Bildung – un.fair.gleichbar?“. Bildungsforschung ist geprägt von Vergleichen jeglicher Art. Unterschiede zwischen Individuen, sozialen Gruppen, Institutionen, Regionen oder ganzen Bildungssystemen tangieren viele Bereiche quantitativer und qualitativer Bildungsforschung. Aber inwiefern lässt sich Bildung überhaupt vergleichen? Werden Ungleichheiten durch unsere Forschung womöglich reproduziert? Wie werden die Vergleiche aus verschiedenen Forschungsperspektiven bewertet? Welche Antworten geben unsere Analysen letztendlich auf zentrale Fragen ungleicher Chancen im deutschen Bildungssystem? Diese Tagung soll als Forum dienen, eigene Forschungsergebnisse zu Herausforderungen von Vergleichbarkeit, Fairness und Ungleichheit aus unterschiedlichen Forschungsperspektive einem interdisziplinären Publikum zu präsentieren und mit Nachwuchswissenschaftler*innen und erfahrenen Wissenschaftler*innen zu diskutieren.

Beiträge aus allen Disziplinen und aus allen Bereichen der Bildungsforschung sind gleichermaßen willkommen. Wir freuen uns auch ausdrücklich über Beiträge, die über das Tagungsmotto hinausgehen. Auch Promovierende in einem frühen Stadium oder fortgeschrittene Master-Studierende werden ermuntert, erste Ergebnisse ihres Dissertationsvorhabens oder ihrer Masterarbeit einzureichen. Die Beiträge werden nach thematischer Passung in gleichwertigen Sessions als Poster oder Vortrag präsentiert.

Noch einmal alle Informationen auf einen Blick:
BIEN-Jahrestagung “Bildung – un.fair.gleichbar?”

25. März 2021, digitales Format, Einreichungen bis zum 19. Februar 2021.
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