The ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim, Germany is one of the leading economic research institutes in Europe. The ZEW is a non-profit organization and works in the field of frontierempirical economic research and high-level policy advice. It is integrated into an extensive national and international network of universities and research institutes. The ZEW is looking to fill the following position in the Research Department “Environmental and Climate Economics”

Tenure Track Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d, 100 %) Environmental Economics

    As a successful applicant, you will contribute to the department’s scientific research agenda as well as its economic policy advising projects. You will conduct scientific research with the goal of publication in high-level scientific journals and engage in economic policy advising projects with high visibility among economic decision makers and the general public.

    The position is suitable for researchers who have completed or are about to complete their PhD in economics with a focus on environmental and energy economics, public economics, or related fields. Applicants should have a strong interest in studying the economics of climate change and conducting economic evaluations of climate and energy policies using a theory-based quantitative empirical approach that relies on numerical economic modeling and simulation techniques. English is the working language of the department; proficiency in German is not required but highly desirable.

    We offer a full-time, tenure-track position for an initial period of two years, with the possibility of extension for another three years. The position comes without any teaching responsibilities and the salary is internationally competitive (based on the TV-L statutory salary scale and public sector benefits).

    ZEW offers the successful applicant the chance to take on an exciting and challenging role in a dynamic research environment with high international standards as well as to carve out a position for themselves in a highly interesting area of research. ZEW’s vast international network of partner institutions as well as the great number of projects involving international cooperation also offer many exciting opportunities for future career development.

    ZEW is an equal opportunity employer. In order to increase the number of women in leading research positions, we specifically encourage qualified female applicants to apply.

    IF INTERESTED, please submit your application (including a motivation letter, CV, 2 reference letters, your PhD thesis and a writing sample which can be, for example, a published paper or a working paper) by February 15, 2023 via the online application form on our website. We will interview selected candidates first online. We consider applications until the position is filled, and encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact Ms Ann-Kathrin Daubner ( if you have any question about the application process. For questions related to the position itself, please contact Prof. Dr. Sebastian Rausch (



    Environmental and Climate Economics

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    Ann-Kathrin Daubner
    Phone: +49 621 1235-250

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


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