Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Postdoctoral Researcher in Environmental Economics


Fellowship & Research

Location (s):

  • Germany


The Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) is an international center for research in global economic affairs, economic policy consulting, and economic education. The Institute engages especially in creating solutions to urgent problems in global economic affairs. On basis of its research, the Institute advises decision makers in policy, business, and society and informs the broader public about important developments in international economic policy.


The Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) seeks applications for a position as Postdoctoral Researcher in Environmental Economics in its research area The Environment and Natural Resources.

Research activities in the research area The Environment and Natural Resources focus on the allocation of environmental and natural resources. The research area analyses the interconnectedness of factors influencing this process by evaluating international and national aspects of environmental policy measures. The successful candidate will be part of a team with several post-doctoral researchers and PhD-students. Being internationally renowned in research and policy consulting, the IfW provides excellent support to potential candidates who are interested in developing their career in research and policy consulting.

The position is strongly research oriented. There is no teaching obligation and there is only a very light administrative burden. Main tasks of this position include the further development the CGE model DART-BIO (Dynamic Applied Regional Trade). Most importantly, you will be expected to work on relevant, high-quality research and to publish in leading economics journals.

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

We are looking for a candidate who meets the following criteria:

  • Doctorate degree in economics or a related field (completed or close to completion)
  • Excellent academic record
  • Interest and experience in numerical modelling (using e.g. GAMS or MATLAB) is required.
  • Knowledge of CGE modelling is of advantage.
  • Interested in research on natural resource allocation
  • The working language is English; excellent English skills are therefore required. Some knowledge of German would be useful, but is not essential.

The Kiel Institute is an equal opportunity employer with a certified family-friendly policy. We promote the professional opportunities of women and strongly encourage them to apply. Women with equivalent qualifications, competence and expertise will be given preference.

We are committed to employing persons with recognized disabilities and will therefore give them preference over persons without disabilities if they are equally qualified.


Deadline: As soon as possible

Cost/funding for participants:

The planned contract period is 2 years (starting between spring and summer 2019), it however depends on the individual qualification time according to (WissZeitVG § 2 Abs. 1 S. 2 and S. 3). The salary will be based on the German public sector pay scale at grade EG 14 TV L. The position is full-time, however part-time employment is possible.

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