Research Associate / Ph.D. Student in Financial Economics of Insurance (m/w/d)

University of St. Gallen
May 31, 2023
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Research Associate / Ph.D. Student in Financial Economics of Insurance


70 % (unlimited, by 01.08.2023)

Your tasks

The Institute of Insurance Economics at the University of St. Gallen seeks to hire a PhD Position (Research Associate) in the Team on Financial Economics of Insurance. This position provides excellent opportunities to develop valuable analytic skills and gain deep insights into diverse areas of financial economics of insurance that are applicable to a broad spectrum of exciting career paths ranging from academia to central banking and financial services industry. Examples of the current research topics of the team includes

  • Finance and insurance of extreme risks such as pandemic, cyber and climate
  • Private equity ownership in insurance and investment of insurers in alternative assets
  • Insurance protection gaps and the structure of the global insurance market
  • Interconnection between insurers and banks, financial markets, and credit rating agencies
  • The Institute of Insurance Economics' work environment is informal, intellectually stimulating, and exciting. The researcher will benefit from hands-on experience with research methods and opportunities to work closely with Swiss and international corporate partners and the world's leading academic institutions and international organizations.

    Your profile

    Candidates for this position are expected to enroll in the PhD program in Finance at the University of St. Gallen. University of St Gallen is a member of the Swiss Finance Institute. The candidate should fulfill the following qualifications:

  • Outstanding Master's degree in economics/finance or a related field from a leading university or business school
  • Strong interest in financial economics, risk management and insurance
  • Demonstrated suitability to work on analytical problems and solid empirical analysis skills
  • Previous research experience in financial regulation, insurance or banking-related environment is a definite plus
  • First practical experience in a profession closely related to financial intermediation and insurance management is a plus
  • Before you submit your application, please ensure that your degree matches the formal requirements to enroll in a PhD program at the University of St. Gallen: HSG - Uni SG - GPEF-Finance

    Application deadline is: 31.05.2023

    The Institute of Insurance Economics (I.VW-HSG) is known for its innovative research and executive education activities in the field of insurance and financial services and, as a reliable partner and part of the University of St.Gallen, promotes the dialogue between science and practice. Founded in 1949, the institute with its approximately 35 employees cooperates on an interdisciplinary basis with a number of institutes and universities in Switzerland and abroad. You can find more information about us and our institute on our website.

    We are looking forward to your online-application. apply here

    Inspirational Work Environment Executive Education Network Family & Career Equal Opportunities Fit and Healthy Inspirational Work Environment

    At the HSG, as Europe's leading business university, we operate in an entrepreneurial environment where you will meet highly qualified, ambitious experts - both regionally and internationally. For example, you benefit from a modern IT infrastructure and, in our library via HSGswisscovery, from nationwide access to the wealth of scientific information available.

    Executive Education

    We support internal and external executive education opportunities. Our internal executive education programme offers you a practical, dedicated and didactically mature transfer of knowledge in the form of seminars, e-learning, coaching and collegial advice. We support task-specific external training and executive education financially as well as with regard to the time required.


    We promote our culture of cross-functional collaboration and create space for forging valuable relationships - also with external partners. Regular exchanges and internal events help to strengthen these relationships and make them long-lasting.

    Family & Career

    We provide our employees with flexible work time models with a variable number of hours per week. As a family-friendly employer, we offer part-time positions, 16 weeks of maternity leave and a subsidised crèche, as well as support with childcare during the vacations.

    Equal Opportunities

    The University enables equal opportunities for all employees and students. This applies to degree courses and work, as well as academic careers, university management positions and the reconciliation of studies, work and private commitments. We are committed to this with various measures in the areas of teaching, research, administration and the Presidency.

    Fit and Healthy

    We help you stay fit and healthy. In addition to our diverse range of sports activities at the university, most of which are free of charge, and campaign weeks for corporate health management, we also offer you fruit in the workplace. In our canteen you will find a wide selection of freshly prepared meals - from vegetarian to fish dishes - at discounted prices.

    Further information on working at the HSG can be found here.

    For job-related questions

    Prof. Dr. Anastasia Kartasheva Associate Professor Tel.: +41 71 224 79 95 [email protected]

    «If you have a curious mind and a passion for research issues in the field of financial economics of insurance, we are looking for you!»

    Olivera Pekic Accounting and Human Resources Tel.: +41 71 224 79 64 [email protected]

    «We are eager to receive your application and would be glad to welcome you to our international I.VW team very soon.»

    Your place of work University of St.Gallen

    «A place where knowledge is created» - As one of Europe's leading universities of economics and business administration, the University of St.Gallen (HSG), Switzerland, is committed to the education of over 8800 students. The HSG is one of the largest employers in the region and provides an attractive and innovative environment for more than 3300 researchers, educators and professional staff.

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