Freie Universität Berlin - Fachbereich Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften - Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft - Freigeist Research Group
The Freigeist Research Group “The international political economy is not what it seems - global monetary relations in the age of Eurodollar futures” analyses how the offshore dollar or Eurodollar system shapes the international distribution of power. The Eurodollar markets are difficult to trace statistically because there is no record of where, and by which bank a dollar has been created. The project attempts to make the Eurodollar visible by combining a sociological understanding of money with a historically informed analysis of the international political economy of the Eurodollar system and its geopolitical consequences. The project is also interested in the offshore dollars’ effect on democracy, inequality, and financial stability in a geopolitically fragile world. The research group’s work is located at a global and at an international comparative level focusing on individual countries in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the United States. Field research is a core element of the group’s work. The related travel expenses will be covered.
The group offers a PhD position limited to 3.5 years at the pay category 13 TV-L FU. This includes health insurance, payments towards social security and old age pension, as well as paid holidays. The research group offers flexible working hours and a beautiful working environment in Berlin-Dahlem. The position serves the own scientific qualification.
excellent qualitative or quantitative methods skills
Interest in doing research at the intersection of political science, economic history, and financial sociology.
previous knowledge of and interest in the political economy of the international financial system, offshore finance, and/or the politics of money with a regional focus on either Latin America or Europe.
Language skills of the countries/regions relevant for the dissertation project desirable
Ability to work independently as well as in a team, ability to take initiative and generate ideas and solutions
Willingness to travel internationally
basic knowledge of German desirable but not a must
previous work experience in a related area desirable but not a must
Interested applicants are invited to submit applications including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, an exposé (max. 3 pages plus references) outlining the proposed dissertation project and its fit with the group’s research agenda, documentation of qualifications and transcripts, the names of two referees (only referees of short-listed candidates will be contacted for a letter of reference), publications if available.
Women and other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The deadline for
applications is 14 February 2022.
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Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften
Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Freigeist Research Group
Mrs. Dr. Andrea Binder
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)
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