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PhD research position in economics
University of Bern in the Public, Other
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Date Posted 11/15/2019
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

The professorship for "State and Market" at the Center of Competence for Public Management (KPM) at the University of Bern is seeking to fill a PhD research position in economics.

Successful candidates are expected to conduct applied econometric research in the field of energy economics.

The successful candidate will have the possibility to complete a PhD thesis in economics and contribute to research projects on the liberalisation of energy markets, diffusion of renewable energy and its effect on household energy consumption, E-mobility, security of energy supply, to name just a few interesting topics.

The focus of this position will be on research. Depending upon your preferences, it might furthermore involve a small teaching load.
You hold an MA in economics or a related field (ideally, with some knowledge of statistical methods). Interest in applied micro econometric research is of advantage and German language proficiency is necessary. You want to acquire a Ph.D. in Economics. The successful candidate is expected to follow the Programme for Beginning Doctoral Students in Economics in Gerzensee which requires a high score in the mathematics part of the GRE test for admission. Attending a similar doctoral programme in economics is also possible.
You will have the opportunity to conduct academic and policy-relevant economic research in an inspiring environment at the University of Bern. The appointment is for a fixed term of three to four years. We are able to offer a 75% position with attractive financial benefits and a flexible starting date.
Please apply by sending your application documents (cover letter, CV, letter of recommendation) in German or English to:
The position is to be filled as soon as possible. Applications are welcome as long as this job profile is advertised on
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