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Empirical Economist as a Researcher (f/m/d)
Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy
We are a research institute of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science.
The Munich Center for Economics of Aging (MEA) at the Max Planck Institute for Social
Law and Social Policy studies, evaluates, anticipates and accompanies the micro- and macroeconomic
aspects of demographic change. For our research unit "Old-Age Provision
and Social Policy" ("Alterssicherung und Sozialpolitik"), we are currently looking for an:
Empirical Economist as a Researcher
with sound knowledge of econometrics and applied microeconomics as well as good knowledge
of the German social security system, especially in the fields old-age provision and
long-term care. Experience with micro data sets relating to the above topics are especially
You will start as soon as possible and the employment contract will be for two years.
You will work on empirical research questions concerning actual demographic and political
development in Germany. However, also worldwide trends, especially the development in
Europe, are part of our research. Popular research fields are retirement decisions, pension
reform evaluation, insurance options, savings behavior, provisions for long-term care, and
Diplom, Master or Ph.D. or close to finishing your Ph.D. in economics or a related field,
Strong interest in public economics and economic policy analysis,
Profound knowledge of advanced econometrics and causal inference methods,
Experience in handling large micro data sets,
Programming experience in STATA (or similar software), MatLab experiences are welcome,
Fluency in English is required.
We are an open-minded, motivated team of young researchers. We offer a stimulating research
environment with excellent contacts in our international research networks. Further
studies towards postdoctoral qualification are welcome and explicitly supported. The compensation
will be in accordance with TVöD and the relevant experience of the candidate
("Entgeltgruppe 13"). The place of employment is Munich.
The Max Planck Society wants to increase its proportion of female staff in those areas where
women are underrepresented. Women are therefore explicitly encouraged to apply.
The Max Planck Society strives to employ more disabled persons. Applications of disabled
persons are therefore especially welcome.
For questions, please refer to Dr. Johannes Rausch (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to Nicolas
Goll (email@example.com). Your electronic application should include:
a cover letter detailing your research interests,
transcript of records
For applicants with Ph.D. or close to finishing Ph.D. we further request: