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The Research Center SAFE “Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe” at Goethe University Frankfurt’s House of Finance is seeking to fill the position of a

Research Assistant
(1/4 Position)

SAFE is a cooperation of the Center for Financial Studies and Goethe University funded by the Hessian excellence initiative LOEWE. It promotes research and independent policy advice on all aspects of modern financial markets. A wide range of experts from different fields, including finance, macroeconomics, microeconomics of organizations, financial mathematics, marketing and law collaborate and bundle their strengths in SAFE.

We are looking for
a research assistant for the SAFE project “Challenges for competition law arising from financial stability” which is part of the SAFE Team Project “Regulation, Competition and Financial Stability”. Your tasks would include the design, planning, organization, and implementation of the project. You would be involved in legal analysis of financial regulation and its implications for financial stability in light of its effects on market structure, the organization of related workshops or conferences as well as in the communication of the findings to the media.

Your Profile

  • Graduate in law (Bachelor degree)
  • Master degrees in finance and financial law
  • Excellent performance in your field of study
  • Knowledge of the legal and economic literature in the field of financial regulation and systemic implications
  • Research interest in that field, ideally documented by previous work in that area
  • Very good knowledge of the English language
  • International experience
  • Ability to work independently and on your own initiative
  • Flexibility and team work
  • Confident and pleasant manner


We offer

The infrastructure of a modern research center with excellent contacts to the scientific and financial community. You will be working in a very attractive working environment in the House of Finance at Goethe University and an enthusiastic team of colleagues. Compensation will be 25% of a full time position in accordance with the standards of the public services wage agreement of the State of Hesse (TV-H E 13). The employment contract has an initial duration until 31 December 2018 due to third party funding.

Your application: Please submit your application, together with the usual credentials (CV, letter of motivation, transcripts etc.) electronically to applications@safe.uni-frankfurt.de by adding APPLICATION Research Assistant PROJECT 21600Part1/3 in the subject line of your email.

The deadline for the submission is 3 April 2017.

Should you have any questions please contact Prof. Dr. Brigitte Haar, LL.M. via email sekretariat-haar@jura.uni-frankfurt.de.


The Research Center SAFE “Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe” at Goethe University Frankfurt’s House of Finance is seeking to fill the position of a

Research Assistant
(1/2 Position)

SAFE is a cooperation of the Center for Financial Studies and Goethe University funded by the Hessian excellence initiative LOEWE. It promotes research and independent policy advice on all aspects of modern financial markets. A wide range of experts from different fields, including finance, macroeconomics, microeconomics of organizations, financial mathematics, marketing and law collaborate and bundle their strengths in SAFE.

We are looking for
a research assistant for the SAFE project “Preparedness for retirement and old age poverty in Germany”. This project asks two related questions: First, what is the optimal mix of redistribution within the German tax and transfer system and how much distributional components should be imbedded into the pension system? Second, given implementation of an optimal system, what will be the implications for old-age poverty in Germany against the background that the generosity of the PAYG financed public pillar of the German pension system will be decreasing? To address both questions, a quantitative overlapping generations model with ex-ante heterogeneous households and ex-post heterogeneous income histories because of income shocks will be developed and employed for the (optimal) policy analysis.


 Your Profile

  • Master level degree in Economics
  • Excellent performance in your field of study
  • Profound knowledge of the Economics literature on labor income risks, endogenous retirement decisions, and the German tax and transfer / pension insurance system
  • Ability and willingness to develop and work on structural household models in a dynamic quantitative macroeconomic environment
  • Very good knowledge of the English language
  • Very good knowledge of MATLAB, STATA and FORTRAN
  • Experience with microeconomic datasets
  • Ability to work independently and on your own initiative
  • Flexibility and teamwork, confident and pleasant manner

 


We offer

The infrastructure of a modern research center with excellent contacts to the scientific and financial community. You will be working in a very attractive working environment in the House of Finance at Goethe University and an enthusiastic team of colleagues. Compensation will be 50% of a full time position in accordance with the standards of the public services wage agreement of the State of Hesse (TV-H E 13). The employment contract will end 31 December 2018 due to third party funding.

Your application: Please submit your application, together with the usual credentials (CV, letter of motivation, transcripts etc.), electronically to application@safe.uni-frankfurt.de by adding APPLICATION Research Assistant PROJECT 21522 in the subject line of your email.

The deadline for the submission is 5 April 2017.

Should you have any questions please contact Prof. Alexander Ludwig via email ludwig@safe.uni-frankfurt.de.