Ph.D. Position in Microeconomics / Behavioral Economics / Behavioral Finance



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Ph.D. Position in Microeconomics / Behavioral Economics / Behavioral Finance, Department of Economics, Heidelberg University 

Ph.D. Position in Microeconomics / Behavioral Economics / Behavioral Finance


The Chair of Economic Theory 1 (Prof. Dr. Sebastian Ebert) at the Department of Economics invites applications for the position of a Ph.D. student.

The position is available for a period of three years (extension is possible) and starts based on mutual agreement.

Research conducted at the chair focuses on various topics in microeconomics and finance.

Both theoretical and empirical/experimental research is possible; the latter should be theory-driven.

As a doctoral student, you are expected to write your dissertation on a topic related to the research at the chair.

Participation in Ph.D. courses (at the University of Mannheim) is expected.

There is a relatively small teaching load.

Research activities (such as presentations at international conferences and funds for experiments) will be actively supported by the chair.

Proficiency in English and German is necessary.


Applicants are expected to have completed (or are being close to having completed) a Master's degree in economics or related fields (e.g., business, physics, mathematics, or computer science).

As an equal opportunity employer, Heidelberg University actively encourages applications from women.

Preference will be given to disabled applicants with equal qualifications.

The salary corresponds to three quarters of a position of E13 TV-L, that is, approximately 38,000 Euros per year before taxes, or more, depending on work experience.

For further information, please contact the email below.


Interested candidates should send their applications (CV, names of two potential reference letter writers, copies of Bachelor’s and Master’s certificates, course transcripts with grades (including Abitur/A-level grades), Bachelor's and/or Master's theses, and a letter explaining your interest in the position) as a single pdf to


Applications will be reviewed as they come (so please apply as early as possible), with the latest possible date being October 15, 2022.



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69115 Heidelberg , Germany