Post-doc position at Chair of Public Economics

100%, Zurich, temporary

The Department of Management, Technology, and Economics, D-MTEC, invites applications for a Post-doc position at Chair of Public Economics.

The members of the Public Economics group work in close collaboration with KOF Swiss Economic Institute (, the Center for Economic Research ( and the Center for Energy Policy and Economics ( at ETH Zurich.

Job description

The group's main focus is on theoretical and empirical research in the area of public economics such as corporate taxation, social security, fiscal federalism and behavioral public economics, for instance. The research strategy involves normative as well as political economy analyses. Preferences will be given to candidates with a specialization in international corporate taxation or local public finance/urban economics.

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Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Economics (or should be near completion of the dissertation) and should have shown interest in the topics of the group. The preferred candidate has demonstrated her or his potential to conduct high-quality research, ideally by having some papers under revision or even accepted for publication in refereed international journals. The successful applicant is expected to independently conduct academic and policy-relevant research and also to contribute to ongoing research projects of the group. Excellent command of English is required. ETH Zurich offers internationally competitive working conditions. Living conditions in Zurich are excellent (Zurich is consistently ranked as one of the world's premier cities in terms of living standards).The expected starting date is autumn 2019 or later.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.
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We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents: a CV, university transcripts, a 2-3 page research statement, two academic references as well as a copy of the PhD thesis and/or academic papers.The review of applications will start mid-August 2019 and will continue as long as the job profile is advertised. Please apply exclusively via the online application portal. Applications sent by e-mail or post will not be considered.

For further information about the Chair of Public Economics please visit our website Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Marko Köthenbürger, Tel: +41 44 632 54 46 or e-mail: (no applications).

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