JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022

ETH Zurich

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Social Sciences
Postdoctoral Position in Economics and Data Science

JOE ID Number: 2022-01_111469137
Date Posted: 03/16/2022
Date Inactive: 07/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Position in Economics and Data Science
Section: International: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Zurich, Zürich, SWITZERLAND
JEL Classifications:
K0 -- General
D7 -- Analysis of Collective Decision-Making
C4 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics
Z1 -- Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology
data science
text analysis
political economy
law and economics
machine learning
public economics
Salary Range: 95,000 - 105,000 USD
Full Text of JOE Listing:

ETH Zurich Department of Social Sciences invites applications for a Postdoctoral Position in Economics and Data Science. The Postdoc would work primarily with Prof. Elliott Ash (, in a group that conducts empirical research in political economy with a focus on text-as-data, bringing in methods from machine learning and natural language processing.

Postdoc applicants should hold a PhD in empirical social science (e.g. economics, political science) or data science (e.g. computational linguistics, computer science, machine learning). We have special interest in interdisciplinary candidates who have done social science analysis using both causal inference research design and unstructured data (especially text).

The postdoc will be involved in all aspects of the research. Postdocs have the opportunity to co-author papers with lab colleagues and develop independent projects related to these research areas. Organizational and teaching duties are limited to a few hours per week. Our offices are located in downtown Zurich, and the working language is English.

The appointment will be for at least one year and up to three years, with flexible starting date beginning July 2022.

Application Requirements:
  • Letters of Reference
  • Research Papers
  • Job Market Paper
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
Application deadline: 07/31/2022
  • Application Deadline Has Passed