Job Vacancies: Two positions for Postdocs / Researchers in Macroeconomic Modeling

24. November 2016



The Endowed Chair of Monetary Economics at the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability at Goethe University Frankfurt (Prof. Volker Wieland, Ph.D.) is seeking to fill positions for

2 PostDocs / Researchers in Macroeconomic Modeling (E 13 TV-G-U, 100%)

Employment may start as soon as possible; a 3-year contract is offered in the first instance, with the possibility for one subsequent 3-year extension.

The successful candidates will support the chair’s research, in particular in its development of the Macroeconomic Model Data Base (, and its teaching activities (Ph.D./Master-level courses). Successful candidates are expected to participate actively in activities organized by the chair and the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability. They will form part of an international research team working together with Volker Wieland and Michael Binder from IMFS at Goethe University and John B. Taylor from Stanford University on setting up a new Macroeconomic Model Comparison Initiative (MMCI). The MMCI will include an international research network under the auspices of CEPR. Thus, it will offer an excellent environment for developing a research agenda in macroeconomic modeling and for contributing to novel research with other members of the team and the international network at large. Participation in national and international conferences will be actively encouraged.

Successful candidates are expected to have an excellent master-level degree in Economics or Mathematics (or have successfully passed an equivalent step within a structured Ph.D. program), show significant academic promise, and be able to document a clear interest to conduct innovative theoretical or empirical research in macroeconomics. They should have already completed or be about to complete their dissertation, and be pro-actively working on publishing their research in leading international journals. Applicants must have proven research interests in the areas of macroeconomic modeling, including the analyses of business cycles, and monetary as well as fiscal policy. Applicants should also possess a strong background in core analytical and numerical methods of economic dynamics and econometrics. Strong programming skills in Matlab and related programming environments are essential, as is excellent knowledge of English.

Applications should include a CV, transcripts, the names and e-mail addresses of at least two references, and at least one sample of written work. Please send your application by 30.11.2016, in PDF-format via e-mail, to:

Professor Volker Wieland Ph.D., IMFS at Goethe University Frankfurt, 60323 Frankfurt am Main, Germany; IMFS Secretariat, Mrs. Beate Rohe-Morgan, e-mail: