Research Associate (PhD Student, m/f/d) in Public Economics

Leibniz University Hannover
March 15, 2023
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The Institute of Public Finance invites applications for the position of a Research Associate (PhD Student, m/f/d) in Public Economics (Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 75 %) starting May 1, 2023 (or later). The position is initially limited to a period of 2 years (with the possibility of extension). There is the opportunity to complete a PhD.


Your tasks will include, among other things:

  • Independent research work as part of your dissertation
  • Participation in research projects of the institute
  • Presentation of your research results at national and international conferences
  • Participation in teaching as well as in the administrative tasks of the institute
  • Your profile

    Applicants should have completed a university science degree (diploma/master) in economics or business administration (or a related subject) or intend to complete such a degree within the next year. You should have a strong interest in policy-relevant topics and empirical research in the field of public economics. A strong interest in taxes is desirable. Advanced knowledge of econometric methods and excellent written and spoken English skills are expected. You should also have excellent organizational, social and communication skills as well as a high degree of motivation, flexibility and initiative.

    What we offer

    The Institute for Public Finance at Leibniz University Hannover (LUH) conducts research in public finance with a focus on empirical tax research. We examine a variety of issues relevant to society, politics and business. The institute is integrated into the economics faculty at the LUH, which offers young scientists a professional, active and stimulating international research environment. You can expect an interesting work environment and cooperation in a dedicated research-oriented team. Attending PhD courses and international conferences as well as stays abroad as part of the doctorate are strongly supported.

    The university aims to promote equality between women and men. For this purpose, the university strives to reduce under-representation in areas where a certain gender is under-represented. Women are under-represented in the salary scale of the advertised position. Therefore, qualified women are encouraged to apply. Moreover, we welcome applications from qualified men. Preference will be given to equally-qualified applicants with disabilities.

    Please send your application with a cover letter (max. 1 page), CV and certificates by March 15, 2023 in electronic form to

    Email: (Virginia Rimpler)

    or alternatively via postal mail to:

    Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover Institut für Öffentliche Finanzen Königsworther Platz 1 30167 Hannover

    Maximilian Todtenhaupt will be happy to provide you with further information on the position or institute (Email:

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