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Doktorandenstelle @Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung

Das Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung sucht eine/n Wissenschaftliche/n Mitarbeiter/-in (m/w/d) (Doktorand/-in) für eine auf vier Jahre befristete Tätigkeit in der Forschungsgruppe „Globale und regionale Bevölkerungsdynamik“. Der Arbeitsschwerpunkt liegt auf dem Forschungsgebiet der Weltbevölkerung.

Im Einzelnen sind in Zusammenarbeit mit weiteren Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern der Forschungsgruppe folgende Aufgaben wahrzunehmen:

  • Planung und Durchführung empirischer Studien auf der Basis von Sekundärdaten zu Bevölkerungsentwicklungen in ausgewählten Ländern Asiens
  • Vergleichende Analysen von einzelnen asiatischen Ländern mit Deutschland zu folgenden Themenfeldern: Alterungsprozesse und ihre Auswirkungen auf den Arbeitsmarkt, die sozialen Sicherungssysteme und die Pflege. Daraus Ableitung von politischen Handlungsoptionen.
  • Publikation in nationalen und internationalen Fachzeitschriften
  • Präsentation der Forschungsergebnisse im Rahmen nationaler und internationaler Konferenzen

Bewerbungsfrist 21. Juni 2021

Bewerbungen mit aussagekräftigen Unterlagen bitten wir unter Angabe der Kennziffer 404/20 vorzugsweise per E-Mail in einer PDF-Datei zu senden an:, oder schriftlich einzureichen (Statistisches Bundesamt, A201 – Personalentwicklung, Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 11, 65189 Wiesbaden).

Für weitere Auskünfte steht Ihnen Frau Dr. Loichinger (Tel.: 0611/75-4498) gerne zur Verfügung.

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Economist position @WIFO, Vienna

The WIFO institute in Vienna has an opening for an Economist position (100%) for the research group Labour Market, Income and Social Security. The position is a full-time position with 39 hours/week and will be permanent after 2 years if the evalua- tion is positive. Application deadline is 30 May 2021.

Please find more information here.

EBE/CRC Summer School August 2021

 The Evidence-Based Economics (EBE) & CRC TRR 190 Summer School 2021Applied Microeconomics – Topics and Methods” will again take place digitally in 2021. It will include two lecture series (approx. 16 hours of material) and three live Zoom sessions. Guest speakers are Stephen Ryan (Washington U. St. Louis) and Jordi Blanes i Vidal (London School of Economics).

 If you wish to sign up for this year’s EBE & CRC summer school, please send an e-mail to by June 10th, 2021

Please find more information here.

BeNA Online Summer Workshop took place on May 20, 2021

The last BeNA Labor Economics workshop took place virtually on May 20, 2021. Congratulations to Laura Schmitz who received the BeNA Innovative Research Award for her paper New evidence on the heterogeneous effects of all-day schools in Germany.

The workshop is targeted at PhD students and aims to facilitate exchange between junior and senior academics in the field of labor economics. Sulin Sardoschau (HU Berlin) and Erik Lindqvist (SOFI Stockholm) gave keynote speeches and provided valuable feedback throughout.

CfP: 7th Potsdam PhD Workshop in Empirical Economics

We are pleased to announce the 7th Potsdam PhD Workshop in Empirical Economics which will take place online on September 9–10, 2021. The aim of the workshop is to give talented PhD students and postdocs the opportunity to present and discuss their research and to study new developments in empirical economics. Imran Rasul will give a keynote about “Field Experiments in Labour, Development and Public Economics”. Rasul is Professor of Economics at University College London (UCL).

Please submit your CV and a paper (or an extended abstract) by May 31, 2021 to

Please find more information here.

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.