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Postdoctoral Researcher in Industrial Organization and Digital Platforms

ESMT Berlin is an international business school founded by 25 leading global companies and institutions. The school offers a full-time MBA, an executive MBA, and a master’s in management as well as executive education programs. We strongly believe in cross-team collaboration to achieve our mission to develop entrepreneurial leaders who think globally and act responsibly. 

ESMT faculty publishes in top academic journals. You will be working on a project with Prof. Oezlem Bedre-Defolie, and interact closely with other faculty members at ESMT. ESMT is a private business school with the right to grant PhDs and is accredited by the German state, AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and FIBAA. 

For the research project “Digital Platforms: Pricing, Variety, and Quality Provision”, which is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant, we are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Industrial Organization and Digital Platforms (m/f/x, full-time, to start anytime from February 2020 for a 3-year period)

As Postdoc you will work within the topics of the ERC Starting Grant for the purpose of achieving the projects main goals:

  • First goal: Develop tractable and applicable models of markets with digital platforms capturing their unique features
  • Second goal: Investigate the implications of platforms’ business practices (contract types and conditions they sign with their sellers, investment and pricing decisions, etc.) on variety and quality provision to buyers, on small rivals, and on potential platform entry
  • The grant allows you to also work on topics that are closely related to these and would serve to achieve the key objectives
  • You would work in close collaboration with the grant holder, Prof. Oezlem Bedre-Defolie, and her team of co-authors

You are qualified because you

  • Hold a PhD degree in economics
  • Have a strong background and interest in microeconomic theory and theoretical industrial organization
  • Are interested in investigating complexities and puzzling questions of digital platforms
  • Are fluent in English
  • Are team player who is capable of working on their own

This is what we can offer you

  • Full-time research position with the possibility to teach in graduate programs and supervise master theses/PhDs if there is an interest
  • Decent research budget for travel (conferences, workshops, visits) and training
  • Being located in one of the most multicultural and energetic capitals of Europe, Berlin
  • Being surrounded by the enriching environment of an international business school, ESMT
  • Being part of an inspiring Berlin economics network with a number of distinguished scholars and young researchers working on both theoretical and applied microeconomics, and collaborating in many different dimensions, such as Berlin School of Economics, Berlin Economics Research Associates Program, Berlin Center for Consumer Policies, Berlin IO Days, workshops, seminar series, etc.

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Please submit your application by using our online application form, including:
  • Motivation letter
  • CV, job market paper, and at least three reference letters
  • Salary expectations and possible start date
Interviews with selected candidates will be conducted via Skype and/or at the European Job Market for Economists in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on December 18-19, 2019.

ESMT Berlin
Carolin Ludwig
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