PhD Position in Economics

University of Bern

PhD Position in Economics

Department of Economics at the University of Bern and the Center for Regional Economic Development (CRED).
Fixed-term contract for four years. Start date as soon as possible.

The Department of Economics at the University of Bern and the Center for Regional Economic Development (CRED) offer two PhD positions.
The University of Bern is one of the leading universities in Europe and is internationally renowned for its research and teaching activities. The successful candidate will have the possibility to complete a PhD thesis at the Department of Economics.

Your responsibilities:
• Research in urban and regional economics and/or public economics. Among others current research projects include urban economics implications of the electrification of the road transport sector.
• Successful participation in the Swiss Program for Beginning Doctoral Students in Economics at Gerzensee ( Attending a similar doctoral program in economics is also possible.
• Supporting the teaching activities in public economics, energy economics, and regional economics.
Your qualifications:
Master's degree in economics with above-average results.
• Sound knowledge of the theoretical foundations of economics and empirical methods.
• Excellent command of English is required; knowledge of German is highly recommended.
• Interest in econometric analyses using suitable statistical software (e.g. Stata, R, Julia, Matlab) and in economic policy issues.
Our offer:
• Comprehensive academic training at a renowned university combined with involvement in applied empirical economic research and intensive international experience.
• Participation in a structured doctoral program.
• Regular participation in international research conferences, frequent exchange with research institutions, and public administration.
• Fixed-term contract for four years. Remuneration of a 75%-100% position in accordance with the regulations of the University of Bern.
Application and contact:
In case of further questions, please contact
The application, including the usual supporting documents such as a CV, university transcripts, and letter of reference from academic supervisors should be sent to as soon as possible.

We promote professional equality and strive to increase the proportion of women in research and, therefore, expressly encourage women to apply.