Doctoral Researchers, Economics, University of Göttingen - Germany

In the Development Economics Research Group at the Economics Faculty of the University of Göttingen we want to fill by September 1, up to 5 positions as doctoral researchers.

The doctoral researchers would either collaborate on several research projects funded by the German Science Foundation or participate in teaching and supervision of students in development economics or empirical economics at the Economics Faculty.
The research projects include (among others):

Vulnerability and Household Dynamics: Conceptual and Empirical Issues for Thailand and Vietnam, Part of Research Group 754 The Impact of Shocks on Vulnerability to Poverty (joint with the universities of Frankfurt, Hannover, and Kiel).

Absolute poverty and global justice (joint with the University of Erfurt).

Poverty, Vulnerability, and Gender Dynamics at the Rainforest Margin, Part of Collborative Research Center 552: Stability of Rainforest Margins in Indonesia.

All research positions include the opportunity to complete a Ph.D. and the researchers would be part of our structured doctoral research program.

Depending on qualifications, the positions which are part-time (20 hr/week) research positions, can be supplemented through teaching or the participation in externally funded research projects.

The dissertation, the doctoral program, and the teaching can be done in English although knowledge of German would eventually be useful.

Candidates should have an excellent first degree (at the Master’s Level) in economics or a closely related field.

In addition, background and skills in development economics, econometrics, or welfare economics are particularly welcome.

Applications including a CV, a transcript of courses and grades, a scientific paper, and two reference letters should be sent by April 15, to:

Prof. Stephan Klasen,
Ph.D. Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3 37073
Göttingen Germany (email:

For further information, please contact Stephan Klasen ( or refer to Doctoral Researchers in Economics, University of Göttingen