Post-doc at the Chair of Public Economics

Country: Switzerland;

City: Zurich

Vacancy added: 01.08.2019

Employer: ETH Zurich

Resumes due: 31.12.2019


The Department of Management, Technology, and Economics invites applications for a Post-doc.

Project background

The position is part of the eDemocracy & Digital Economic Policy program within the ETH+ initiative on Digital Transformation & Society.

Job description

The successful applicant is expected to work on issues related to the regulation of digital platforms and taxation of their activities. Potential topics include taxation of digital products, two-sided markets and network goods, net neutrality, privacy and public policy, value creation and taxation of corporate profits in the digital economy, the effect of the digital economy on tax competition, artificial intelligence and fiscal systems.

The work might be based on theoretical modelling and/or empirical analysis. The research will ideally combine insights from economics and e.g. computer science.

Your profile

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Economics or in Computer Science with a strong economic basis (or should be near completion of the dissertation) and should have shown interest in the topics of the research program. 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 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.


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 of 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 email: (no applications).

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