PhD Position in Economics at Hertie-School of Governance

The Hertie-School of Governance (HSoG), a partner in the collaborative research center SFB 700: “Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood”, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), now invite applications for a 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.

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 of 2010 until end of 2013. The position 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 via email to and by 31 December. Also in the email please indicate your availability for an interview in the period 17.12.2009 – 09.01.2010.

31 December 2009

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