Dec 18, 2009

PhD Position in Economics at Hertie-School of Governance, Hertie Foundation, Germany

The Hertie-School of Governance (HSoG) is a partner in the collaborative research center SFB 700: "Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood", funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinsch aft (DFG). We invite applications for

1 Doctoral Researcher Economics or Political Science

within a research project directed by Prof. Dr. Henrik Enderlein. The project analyses financial crises in developing countries, in particular sovereign debt crises and related creditor litigation. For a detailed description of the project, see

Job profile:
- An excellent university degree in economics or political science.
- A strong background and interest in project-related research (e.g. development economics, international political economy, macroeconomics, international finance and law).
- Good knowledge of applied empirical methods. Skills in econometrics and statistical software such as Stata would be an asset.
- An excellent command of English; command of German would be an asset.

The position involves research at the intersection between economics and political science. You would become part of a motivated team of researchers working in an interdisciplinary environment with excellent resources and strong exposure to relevant international organizations (e.g. IMF, IADB, World Bank).

Contract duration and remuneration:
From early 2010 until end 2013. The positions is part-time (50%), remuneration is according to DFG guidelines.

To apply:
Please send your application (including a CV, letter of motivation, and grade-listings) by 31 December by email to enderlein@hertie- and christoph.trebesch@ Please indicate your availability for an interview in the period 17.12.2009 - 09.01.2010. The Hertie School of Governance is a project of the Hertie Foundation ( .

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