The Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, together with the
University of Cologne’s Graduate School in Management, Economics and Social Sciences (CGS) and the
University of Bonn's Department of Law,
invite outstanding candidates to apply for doctoral fellowships in Economics or Law
International Max Planck Research School on Behaviorally Smart Institutions (IMPRS BeSmart)
In a joint project, the IMPRS BeSmart offers doctoral positions starting in October 2021. We particularly encourage candidates with an interest in behavioral economics, law and economics, and interdisciplinary research questions to apply.
All PhD students will participate in the coursework offered by both the PhD Program in Economics within the Cologne Graduate School of Management, Economics and Social Sciences (CGS) and IMPRS BeSmart, starting in October 2021. The PhD Program in Economics (CGS) provides students with thorough, up-to-date knowledge of the theory, empirics, and econometric methodology of economics. The IMPRS’s program combines weekly lab meetings and seminars with Thesis and Topics workshops and a summer school every year. By the end of their first year, students will have finished the extensive coursework offered by the PhD Program in Economics (CGS). Upon completion, students mainly conduct research and work on their respective theses.
Applicants for these joint positions are required to hold a Diploma, a Master’s Degree, or a State Exam with honors in one of the aforementioned disciplines, or an equivalent degree in a related discipline.
PhD students will receive an initiating scholarship during their first six to twelve months in the program, and will subsequently be offered either a scholarship or a doctoral position (65% TV E13, salary according to collective bargaining agreement for public servants) for the duration of three years, depending on the doctoral study program. They will be integrated into a research group right away, have office space, and will have full access to the MPI’s infrastructure, with its library, lab, and other services.
To apply for the program, please go to https://career.coll.mpg.de/jobposting/22e701f5f7d42a115ab23fe1a28101a69e46f4a60. You can find a print-version here.
Please upload your application in one single pdf-file containing the following documents:
Applicants are free to include further documents in their application.
In addition, applicants will have to provide two letters of recommendation which have to be submitted by the respective recommenders themselves as a pdf document to email@example.com. You will get an automatic confirmation by email as soon as we have received both recommendation letters. For further details, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions.
Applications and letters of recommendation must be submitted by 31 March 2021, 23:59 CET. Applications that are incomplete by 31 March 2021 forfeit the right to be considered.
Applicants who present a concrete offer from another doctoral program may ask for an earlier decision.
The Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, the University of Cologne and the University of Bonn are equal opportunity employers. Applications from women with the requisite qualifications and interests are particularly welcome. We strive for gender and diversity equality and welcome applications from all backgrounds. The Max Planck Society, the University of Cologne and the University of Bonn are also seeking to increase the number of employees with severe disabilities. Applications from such candidates will be given special consideration.