RTG 1723 - Globalization and Development

Jobs / PhD positions

PhD positions

*** 12 PhD positions: Starting date: 1 April 2018 ***

UPDATE regarding the job opening:
The application and selection process for the 12 open positions has been closed. All applicants have been informed about the outcome of their application. The RTG 1723 will end in March 2021. There will be no further call for applications in the coming years.

The Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and the Leibniz Universität Hannover offer a PhD program in Development/ International Economics to outstanding young graduates. 12 Doctoral Researchers in Economics with the Focus on Development / International Economics have been selected to join the Research Training Group (RTG) “Globalization and Development” (GLAD) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The third and last cohort will start 1 April 2018.

The only possibility to enter the program is to start a PhD with one of our Principal Investigators and become an affiliated PhD student of the GLAD program. In order to do so, potential candidates would have to contact the Principal Investigators directly and individually. You can find an overview of Principal Investigators and their research projects online.

Principal investigators
Research Projects

The requirements for a successful application for and/or affiliation to GLAD are an outstanding degree (Master/Diploma) in economics or a closely related field, strong quantitative skills, and some expertise in development economics.


Student assistants

*** No open positions ***

The RTG 1723 Globalization and Development has currently no open positions. However, we welcome spontaneous applications. They should be submitted as a single PDF file in English language and include (i) CV (including information on knowledge of statistical and other software and languages), (ii) transcript of records of previous studies and grade overview of ongoing study program, (iii) motivation letter.