The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) is one of the principal centres for economic research on Central, East and Southeast Europe (CESEE) with almost 50 years of experience. We have expanded our work on European integration issues more generally encompassing the CESEE EU member states, but also developments in the EU, in Wider Europe and its neighbourhood. We also cover a wide variety of issues in International Economics. Our overall thematic research covers macroeconomic analysis, international economics, labour markets, regional analysis, industrial organisation. Research projects are commissioned by national and international clients and emerge from applications to research funding agencies. We coordinate and are integrated in a large number of international research networks. For more details please visit our website.

We are looking for an


specialised in the economics of the Visegrád group countries

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


  • 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

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

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