PhD Position in Microeconomics/Behavioral Economics/Behavioral Finance

Heidelberg University


Ph.D. student (f/m/d) in Microeconomics / Behavioral Economics / Behavioral Finance

The Chair of Economic Theory 1 (Prof. Dr. Sebastian Ebert) at the Alfred-Weber-Institute for Economics, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, invites applications for the position of a

Ph.D. student (f/m/d) in Microeconomics / Behavioral Economics / Behavioral Finance

Your responsibilities:

As a doctoral student, you are expected to write your dissertation on a topic related to the research at the chair. Participation in Ph.D. courses (at the University of Mannheim) is expected. There is a relatively small teaching load.

Research conducted at the chair focuses on various topics in microeconomics and finance. Both theoretical and empirical/experimental research is possible.

Your qualifications:

Applicants are expected to have completed (or are being close to having completed) a Master′s degree in economics or related fields (e.g., business, mathematics, or computer science).

Proficiency in English and German is necessary.

What we offer:

The salary corresponds to three quarters of a position of E13 TV-L, that is, approximately 38,000 Euros per year before taxes, or more, depending on work experience. For further information, please contact the email below.

Part of the position may be financed by Professor Ebert’s ERC project on “Skewness Preferences – The Human Attitudes Toward Rare, High-Impact Risks.”

Research activities (such as presentations at international conferences and funds for experiments) will be actively supported by the chair.

The position is available for a period of three years (extension up to three additional years possible).

Interested candidates should send their applications (CV, names of two potential reference letter writers, copies of Bachelor’s and Master’s certificates, a grade transcript (including Abitur/A-level grades), Bachelor′s and/or Master′s thesis, and a letter explaining your interest in the position) to . Applications will be reviewed as they come (so please apply as early as possible), with the latest possible date being June 30, 2022.

Heidelberg University stands for equal opportunities and diversity. Qualified female candidates are especially invited to apply. Disabled persons will be given preference if they are equally qualified. Information on job advertisements and the collection of personal data is available at Information on job advertisements and the collection of personal data is available at

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