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Postdoctoral Researcher – Digital Economics/Public Economics

100%, Zurich, fixed-term

The Chair of Public Economics at D-MTEC invites applications for a postdoc position. The expected starting date is spring 2021 or later.

Job description

The successful applicant will 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 is based on theoretical modelling and/or empirical analysis.

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).

Your profile

Applicants should have recently earned a Ph.D. in Economics (or should be near completion of the dissertation). 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

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.
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We are looking forward to receiving your online application including

  • CV,
  • University transcripts, 
  • 2-3 page research statement,
  • 2 academic references,
  • Copy of the PhD thesis and/or academic papers.

Please apply exclusively via the online application portal.

For further information about the Chair of Public Economics please visit our website Please direct questions regarding the position to Prof. Marko Köthenbürger, (no applications).

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