PhD position in Macroeconomics



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Phd candidate

The research group of Macroeconomics (Prof. Lein) of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Basel invites applications for a PhD position.

Starting date: September 1, 2022 or by agreement.


Your position

You will have the opportunity to carry out innovative research in empirical macroeconomics (individually and as part of a dynamic team) and work as a teaching assistant in monetary economics and macroeconomics.


Your profile

We seek a highly motivated individual who holds a Master degree in economics or related fields and is interested in macroeconomics, monetary economics, and/or international economics. Interest in and some experience with working with large datasets in Stata, R, or Python is desirable. Fluency in English is a requirement.


What we offer

We offer the opportunity to conduct high-quality research in a dynamic, innovative scientific working environment. We offer excellent courses at the Graduate School of Business of Economics, and you will have the opportunity to attend courses at other Swiss universities, abroad, or to apply for the Doctoral Program in Gerzensee in 2023. Conditions of employment and salary are governed by the personnel and salary regulations of the University of Basel.


Application / Contact

For further information, please visit the research group’s website ( ) or contact the head of the group

Are you interested? Then we look forward to your complete online application. The application should include the following documents:

  • a letter of motivation including your research interests
  • your CV
  • your diplomas with detailed transcripts
  • a sample of academic writing (e.g., research paper, master thesis, term paper)

The application remains open until the position is filled.

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Phd candidate


Peter Merian-Weg 6

4052 Basel , Switzerland