PhD Fellowships in Economics, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany

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Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is an innovative business school located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, continental Europe’s financial hub and a region with a high quality of life. Since its establishment in 1991, Frankfurt School has developed a strong track record in research and teaching in the areas of Finance and Management. With substantial financial support by the Dr Werner Jackstädt Foundation, Frankfurt School established the East-West Centre for Business Studies and Cultural Science which aims at becoming an important hub for area studies Germany.

The ECBC is a member of the Competence Network ‘Institutions and Institutional Change in Post-Socialist Countries: Between Historicity and Global Convergence,’which is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. In the context of this initiative, we are offering a scholarship for a Ph.D. research position at the Centre.

The position is available from spring 2010 for an initial duration of 3 years. We are looking for an excellent graduate of economics, the humanities or the social science with interest in interdisciplinary empirical research, with a good background in quantitative methods, an excellent command of English and a good proficiency in Russian. The research is expected to focus on the comparative study of fiscal structure and regional economic development in Russia and China, with a special emphasis on historical and cultural factors.

Our PhD programme offers rigorous training in theoretical and empirical economics and finance. Research students form an integral part of the institution and are closely integrated in research conducted at the ECBC. The Ph.D student will work under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Carsten Herrmann-Pillath (Academic Director of the ECBC) and Prof. Dr. Alexander Libman, together boffering a strong back-up in institutional economics, Chinese and Russian area studies, and econometrics.

Frankfurt School offers the infrastructure of one of Europe’s top business schools, the opportunity to participate in high-quality applied research as well as excellent contacts to the financial community. Further information on Frankfurt School is available at

If you are interested, please submit your application – curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, academic transcripts (courses taken and grades), contact information for 2 academic references, sample research paper or master thesis – electronically or by mail until March 15th, indicating the earliest date at which you could take up the position, to:

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management,
Claudia Kuckelmann,
Administration Office,
Sonnemannstrasse 9-11,
60314 Frankfurt / Germany;

Tel.: +49 69 154008-208

Interested candidates are also invited to contact Prof. Dr. Carsten Herrmann-Pillath (c.hermannpillath[at] for detailed information about the position.


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