PhD Competition Economics

The Graduate Programme Competition Economics and the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) at the Department of Business Administration and Economics of Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf invite applications for five non-tenured

PhD Positions (75 %; salary group 13 TV-L)

All positions are to be filled for initially two years, starting on 01.10.2019 or earlier. The positions are qualification positions in the sense of the Act of Academic Fixed-Term Contract (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG), which is to promote the scientific qualification of the employees.

The Graduate Programme Competition Economics is a PhD programme, funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG GRK 1974) and organised by the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE). The programme’s specific focus on Competition Economics in teaching and research and the close links of DICE into competition policy practice provide an excellent platform for the education of doctoral students in Germany and Europe. Besides Competition Economics and Policy, we generally supervise research topics in Applied Microeconomics (for example, International Trade, Behavioural Economics, Experimental Economics or Economics of Innovation). The programme’s scope is interdisciplinary since law and management science are well integrated. PhD students participate in courses and seminars that focus on the topics of the Graduate Programme.

We are looking for talented and motivated applicants with a strong interest in Competition Economics who hold a master’s degree/ diploma in Economics or in another quantitative-mathematical subject.

The exact salary will depend on the personal qualification of the applicant and will be up to salary group 13 TV-L.

Heinrich-Heine-University is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women are expressly welcome. Women with comparable qualifications will receive particular consideration, unless another applicant displays compelling reasons to prefer this person. Applications from suitably qualified severely disabled persons or disabled persons regarded as being of equal status according to Book IX of the German Social Legal Code (SGB – Soziales Gesetzbuch) are encouraged.

Detailed information about DICE, the application and our graduate school is available at and The Dean of the Graduate School and the Graduate Programme Competition Economics is Prof. Dr. Hans-Theo Normann.

Please send your application, reference number 114 T 19 – 3.1, by

March 31st, 2019

as a single PDF document to:

or to:

Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)

Düsseldorf Graduate School of Economics (dgse)

Ms. Cristina Scholz

Universitätsstr. 1

D-40225 Düsseldorf

Please do not submit application materials in folders and be sure to send copies only, as documents will not be returned (they will be destroyed after the selection procedure has been completed).

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