We're Hiring!

Become part of the team. We are looking for a new Postdoc or PhD researcher for our team.

Post-doc or Ph.D. position in Economics (f/m/d) (Economics of food / agro-food sector) 

on the Freising-Weihenstephan Campus, starting September 2024. Initial appointment will be 2 years with the possibility of extension. Salary is in accordance with the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service of the Länder (TV-L E13). 

The overall aim of the Chair group is to shape and contribute to fostering a transition to a fairer, healthier, more sustainable, and efficient agro-food system. 


The successful candidate is expected to: 

• Actively engage in research within the scope of the research areas of the Chair group, contributing excellent peer-reviewed journal publications. 

• Contribute to teaching activities of the Chair group and supervising theses of students at Bsc/MSc level 

• Contribute to the curricula development of the Chair group 

• Actively contributing to the application and acquisition of third-party funding (eg. EU-Horizon, BMBF,…) 


• An excellent Master‘s level degree in economics, agricultural economics or related disciplines 

• Knowledge of quantitative approaches and experimental research 

• Strong motivation to publish in leading international peer-reviewed journals 

• Fluency in written and spoken English 

• Knowledge of the German language is an advantage 

• Background or proven knowledge of the agricultural sector and food value chains is an advantage 

• Background or proven knowledge in nutrition or health-related issues is an advantage 

• Personal initiative, commitment, and an excellent team player 

We offer 

The Professorship “Governance in International Agribusiness” offers an international and stimulating work en-vironment that promotes teamwork and individual career development. More information about the group is available at

Payment will be based on the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service of the Länder (TV-L). TUM strives to raise the proportion of women in its workforce and explicitly encourages applications from qualified women. The position is suitable for disabled persons. Disabled applicants will be given preference in case of generally equivalent suitability, aptitude and professional performance. 

Application Please send a cover letter that explains how this position fits with your experiences and goals, your curriculum vitae, a list of references and copies of key documents (transcripts, degree certificates) in a single PDF to the head of the group Prof. Luisa Menapace ( The position remains open until filled

If you apply in writing, we request that you submit only copies of official documents, as we cannot return your materials after completion of the application process. 

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Publication in Food Policy

Russo, Carlo; Di Marcantonio, Federica; Cacchiarelli, Luca; Menapace, Luisa; Sorrentino, Alessandro (2023)  "Unfair trading practices and countervailing power" Food Policy 119 (2023) 10252

Publication in World Development

Ola, Oreoluwa and Menapace, Luisa (2020) “A meta-analysis understanding smallholder entry into high-value markets” in World Development (forthcoming).

Publication in Agricultural Economics

Glebe, Thilo W.. 2021. “The influence of contract length on the performance of sequential conservation auctions.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 1-26.

Ola, Oreoluwa and Menapace, Luisa (2020) “Revisiting constraints to smallholder participation in high-value markets: a best-worst scaling approach” in Agricultural Economics.

Publication in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization

Menapace, Luisa and Raffaelli, Roberta (2020) “Unraveling hypothetical bias in discrete choice experiments”. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 176:416-430.

Horizon 2020 project "BATModel"

The overall goal of BATModel (Better Agri-food Trade Modelling for policy ANalysis) is to improve existing trade modelling tools and approaches with a focus on agriculture and food to support policy analysis. Our group focuses on the analysis of international trade effects related to Geographical Indications (GIs). This is a four-year project funded by the Horizon 2020 project of the European Union.

Publication in "Food Quality and Preferences"

Danner, H., Menapace, L. (2020): Using Online Comments to Explore Consumer Beliefs Regarding Organic Food in German-Speaking Countries and the United States. Food Quality and Preferences, 83.

Project funded by the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food

The project Development of an Information System for Geographical Indications focuses on the role of origin-based food labels for the German food crafts sector (e.g., bakers, butchers). The project is funded by the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) and is carried out in collaboration with the private sector partner, Agromind (