JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2019 - July 31, 2019

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

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Forecasting and Economic Policy
Head of the Department of Forecasting and Economic Policy

JOE ID Number: 2019-01_111462733
Date Posted: 06/20/2019
Date Inactive: 07/31/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Head of the Department of Forecasting and Economic Policy
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Berlin, GERMANY
JEL Classification: E0 -- General
Forecasting and Economic Policy
Policy Consulting
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The DIW Berlin (German Institute for Economic Research) seeks a

Head of the Department of Forecasting and Economic Policy

The position is set to be combined with a permanent position as

Full Professor (S-W3)

at a university in the Berlin/Brandenburg area.

The appointment of the Head of the Department of Forecasting and Economic Policy will be for an initial period of five years. For reasons of continuity a reappointment is envisaged.
Areas of responsibility: Head of the Department of Forecasting and Economic Policy at the DIW Berlin; teaching obligations in macroeconomics (two hours per week each semester).

The specific division of responsibilities and organization of work between the DIW Berlin and the appointing university will be determined by mutual agreement.

Prerequisites for appointment to a professorship: These are specified in the Berlin Higher Education Act (§ 100 BerlHG) – most importantly, candidates should present a habilitation or an equivalent qualification.

Requirements: Outstanding knowledge in the theory and practice of empirical economic research, especially with regard to macroeconomics and economic policy; experience in forecasting and in policy consulting; experience in acquiring and implementing third-party projects; an excellent record of research activities; international networks.

We highly appreciate diversity and thus welcome all applications - irrespective of gender, nationality, disability, or ethnic and social background. The DIW Berlin seeks to increase the proportion of women in leadership positions and explicitly encourages qualified women to apply.

Applications comprising the customary documents (cover letter, CV, publication list, academic credentials and degree certificates; list of teaching experience, including evaluations; information on current and planned research projects, research collaborations, and third-party projects; possible links to the research activities of the DIW Berlin’s other departments) should be submitted by July 31, 2019 (only online via our website using the reference code VST-3-19). Prof. Fratzscher (via is happy to provide more information on the requirements of the position and possible constellations.

Founded in 1925, the DIW Berlin is one of the leading economic research institutes in Germany. The Institute analyzes the economic and social aspects of topical issues, formulating and disseminating policy advice based on its research findings. The DIW Berlin is part of both the national and international scientific communities, provides research infrastructure to academics all over the world, and promotes the next generation of scientists. A member of the Leibniz Association, the DIW Berlin is independent and primarily publicly funded.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 07/31/2019
Reference Instructions:
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