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Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance

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Department of Public Economics
Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/div)

JOE ID Number: 2023-01_111471610
Date Posted: 03/08/2023
Date Inactive: 07/31/2023
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/div)
Section: International: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Munich, Bavaria, GERMANY
JEL Classifications:
P -- Political Economy and Comparative Economic Systems
F -- International Economics
H -- Public Economics
political scientist
political economist
Salary Range: Remuneration is based on qualifications and professional experience according to the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD Bund)
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Department of Public Economics of the Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance has a vacancy for the following position to start as soon as possible:

Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/div)

The Department of Public Economics is a group of researchers chaired by Kai A. Konrad. The group conducts basic research in the area of public economics and the political economy of governance.

The prospective appointee is expected to engage in thematic research on the geoeconomic conflict and competition between the U.S. and China that is played out through the means of trade policy, tax policy, and industrial policy. This research uses game-theoretic, empirical, and experimental tools from economics and political science.

The institute is a member institute of the Max Planck Society (MPG). The MPG is one of the world­wide leading international research institutions.

Your Profile
The ideal candidate has excellent knowledge in the field of applied game theory / international public economics / political economy. The applicant has completed (or is about to complete) a PhD in the field of economics or political science on a topic that is related to the research topic mentioned above. Knowledge and experience in the design, programming, and evaluation of laboratory-based or internet-based experiments is desirable. Fluency in written and spoken English is expected, command of the German language is an advantage.

Our Offer
The position is a position in which the researcher can qualify for positions with higher seniority at universities and research institutions through scientific work and publishing. The position is limited to three years. An extension is possible. Remuneration is based on qualifications and professional experience according to the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD Bund). In addition, social benefits are granted according to the regulations for the public service (Bund).

Your Application
The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity and has set itself the goal of employ­ing more severely disabled people. We therefore welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. Please submit your written application (cover letter, curriculum vitae with list of publications, two reference letters preferably via our online form by March 31, 2023 at the latest:

For more information about the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, please visit
You can also contact the office by phone at +49 89 24246-5251.

Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
Marstallplatz 1
80539 Munich

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 03/31/2023