The ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research invites applications for the position as a

Student Assistant (f/m/d) at the Inequality and Public Policy Group
starting from May or later

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Student Assistant to join our team and help us investigate the quality and feasibility of new research ideas. The research topics on which you will work will be related mostly to long run global human capital accumulation (e.g., investment in education and health, human capital accumulation, development of education in the world from 1800 to 2020) and long run productivity. Therefore, an intrinsic interest in these subjects would be a plus. As a Student Assistant, your primary role will be to help us in systematically building a long-run dataset on government revenues and spending, split into different social sectors and producing interesting patterns around the world. Your duties will also encompass literature review, and data analysis (regressions and future prediction based on different scenarios). You will have the opportunity to work closely with international research team which consists several experienced researchers while also learning in the process.


  • Insights into applied economic research
  • Involvement into policy consulting and research projects
  • In particular, support in preparing and analysing microeconomic data using statistical software (Stata/ R / Python)
  • Working in a motivated team
  • Flexible working time of 30 to 50 hours per month


    • Enrolled student in economics or quantitative social science
    • First experience in using statistical software (e.g. Stata and/or Python / R)
    • Capable to work in English and speaking Russian or Arabic (native speaker or native level). The language skill is important in this position since you will be asked to collected historical data form various sources (archives, library, historical reports etc.).
    • General interest in scientific research and more particularly in taxation and/or economics of crime

    IF INTERESTED, please upload your application (motivation letter, CV, a current transcript of records, and your enrollment certificate) via the online application form on our website.

    CONTACT Li Yang • Phone: +49 621 1235-234


    Ungleichheit und Verteilungspolitik

    ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research
    L7, 1 · 68161 Mannheim · Germany

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