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Behavior and Inequality Research Institute (briq)

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Behavioral Economics/Economics of Inequality

JOE ID Number: 2019-02_111463496
Date Posted: 10/01/2019
Date Inactive: 01/31/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Behavioral Economics/Economics of Inequality
Section: International: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Bonn, GERMANY
JEL Classification: D9 -- Micro-Based Behavioral Economics
Behavioral Economics and Inequality
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Behavior and Inequality Research Institute (briq) invites applications for several positions as Postdoctoral Fellow in Behavioral Economics/Economics of Inequality at the earliest possible date for up to two years with the possibility of an extension. The working location is Bonn, Germany.

The appointment process will place emphasis on top-level research and scholarship. Candidates are expected to have a strong background in economic theory and/or expertise in empirical research. The goal of the appointment is to provide experiences that will help them launch a successful academic career. The position does not include teaching responsibilities.

briq was founded in 2016 and is headed by Professor Armin Falk. The institute is closely connected to the economics department of the University of Bonn. The research focuses on understanding individual decision-making and behavior, as well as the causes and consequences of inequality. Areas of research include the foundation of decision-making, behavioral applications in the fields of public and labor economics, and the malleability of moral behavior. A particularly important research interest is early childhood development and the formation of socio-emotional and cognitive skills. The institute aims to enable outstanding research by offering administrative and financial support, e.g., for running large-scale randomized control trials. Moreover, briq provides a platform for top-level researchers in behavioral economics and inequality by running a visitors program, workshops, conferences and summer schools. All of these will offer ample opportunities for interdisciplinary international cooperation to successful candidates. briq is an equal opportunity employer.

Please submit your electronic application including a CV, a list of publications, a motivation letter, your job market paper and two representative publications, two letters of reference and copies of your academic certificates by November 15, 2019 through our online application system. We will conduct interviews at the EEA meetings in Rotterdam, on December 18-19, 2019.
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Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 11/15/2019