Economist specialised in macroeconomics or fiscal policy (m/w/d)

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 50 years of experience. Our overall thematic research covers macroeconomic analysis, international economics, labour markets, regional analysis, industrial organisation.

We are looking for an

ECONOMIST specialised in macroeconomics or fiscal policy (M/W/D)

Major tasks:

  • Widen our expertise on fiscal policy and its macroeconomic implications in Europe as part of a new, growing research group
  • Do applied empirical research in the context of a new project on European fiscal policy
  • Develop and conduct your own research in macroeconomics or fiscal policy
  • Contribute to bringing our research findings into the public debate


  • Master's degree or PhD in economics (or related fields of study; e.g. political economy)
  • Interest in economic policy debates
  • Interest in social, digital and environmental topics related to macroeconomics
  • Pronounced interest in empirical research
  • Skills in econometrics/quantitative research methods
  • Previous research on macroeconomics or fiscal policy is desirable but not strictly necessary
  • Excellent command of English
  • Language skills in German are not required but helpful
  • High capacity for teamwork

The position is limited to two years in the first instance, but it can be extended into permanent employment following a satisfactory probationary period.

Start: May 1st 2022
Deadline for submission: February 10th, 2022

Monthly remuneration (14 times per year) for the 40 weekly hours position will be EUR 2,983.47 gross 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 - everything in one pdf document please!) to

Wiener Institut für Internationale Wirtschaftsvergleiche