Jobs and People

3 PhD Positions in Economics


Type of Position: Research Associate and Faculty PhD Candidate

Location/Employer: Universities of Hannover, Hamburg, Braunschweig


- 1 position (75% TVL-E 13, no teaching) at Leibniz University Hannover (job advertisement)

- 1 position (75% TVL-E 13, no teaching) at University of Hamburg (job advertisement)

- 1 position (100% TVL-E 13, 25% teaching) at TU Braunschweig (job advertisement).


All positions are to be appointed on September 1st, 2017 (or earlier/later upon mutual agreement) and are initially limited to 3 years.


All candidates are expected to hold a very good university degree (master or equivalent) in economics or a related discipline by the time of employment. Excellent skills in econometrics and applied data analysis, as well as a strong interest in empirical geo-spatial research are required. Please refer to the individual legally binding job advertisements for additional details.


To apply for an individual position, please send your application to the address in the respective job advertisement. To apply for all positions simultaneously, please send your application to If you apply for all positions, please rank your location preferences.


Please send your application with the usual documents (cover letter, CV, transcripts, letters of recommendation) by March 31st, 2017. The deadline may be extended until the position is filled.



Short Profiles

Richard Bluhm


Richard Bluhm is an Assistant Professor of Economics (Akademischer Rat) at Leibniz University Hannover, affiliated with Maastricht University/UNU-MERIT, and a member of Data-Pop Alliance and AidData's Research Consortium.


Richard's research is broadly situated in applied econometrics, development economics, and political economy, always with a focus on developing countries. He has published in Macroeconomic Dynamics and many recent projects are circulating in well-known working paper series.


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Melanie Krause


Melanie Krause is an Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessor) of Economics at the University of Hamburg.


Melanie's current research areas include the link between inequality and growth, the size distribution of cities, changes in income distributions as well as regional convergence using spatial methods. Her work has been published in the Journal of Applied Econometrics and Review of Income and Wealth, as well as a short note in the Journal of Econometrics.


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Christian Lessmann


Christian Lessmann heads the Institute of Economics at Technische Universität Braunschweig, is a research professor at the Ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, and a CESifo research network affiliate.


Christian’s research interests are development economics, political economy, regional economics and public economics. He has published extensively in leading journals, such as the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Development Economics, and the European Economic Review.


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Administrator: Christian Lessmann

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