Postdoctoral Researcher in Environmental Economics and Political Economy

The Department of Economics at the University of Mannheim invites applications for a postdoctoral position in environmental economics and political economy.

The position is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) through the Collaborative Research Center 884 - “Political Economy of Reforms”. The position can be filled as early as September 1, 2018 and ends on December 31, 2021.

The position is particularly interesting for someone who is striving for a career in academia and looking for a position that combines a stimulating research environment with an opportunity to teach a light class load.

You will contribute to the agenda of the research group ( and pursue own research in environmental economics and political economy. You must have obtained a PhD when taking up the position or be near its completion. You must have a proven track record of compiling and analyzing large datasets using state-of-the art empirical methods in the field of environmental economics and/or empirical political economy.

The Department of Economics has strong international ties, a widely recognized graduate school, and has been awarded special support as a Center of Excellence by the German government. The Collaborative Research Center 884 is an interdisciplinary institute with more than 60 international researchers from economics, political science, sociology, and computer science. Salaries are competitive at European level. Parents can benefit from an attractive family support program.

Applications should include a resume, contact details of three references and at least one recent research paper. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The search continues until the position is filled.

For further information please contact Prof. Ulrich Wagner, PhD by email: wagner[at]

Applicants are requested to send their application package via email to Ms. Sonja Collet: collet[at]

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Mannheim , Germany