wiiw is hiring an ECONOMIST specialised in the Visegrád countries

30 March 2021

The candidate should maintain our expertise on the Visegrád economies and contribute to project acquisition.

Major tasks:

  • Applied empirical research in economics (macroeconomics preferred)
  • Maintain our expertise on the Visegrád group economies (PL, CZ, SK, HU)
  • Acquisition and execution of research projects
  • Project acquisitions also in areas outside the narrow research focus

The position is limited to two years in the first instance; can be extended following a satisfactory probationary period.
Start: as soon as possible – ideally by June 2021


  • MA or PhD in Economics
  • Experience in conducting macroeconomic research on Visegrád countries
  • Existing contacts with regional academics, policymakers and journalists
  • Interest in applied economic research
  • Quantitative and econometric skills
  • Knowledge of both conventional and heterodox economic analyses
  • Excellent English (written and oral); knowledge of at least one Visegrád group language; German is an advantage
  • Very good (proposal) writing and presentation skills
  • Flexibility as well as ability to work in teams

Monthly remuneration for the 40 weekly hours position will be € 2,983.47 gross, 14 times per year or above, depending on qualification. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please send your application (with cover letter, CV, list of publications, copies of certificates) to jobs@wiiw.ac.at.

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