Through the BERA Area Recruiting, BERA institutions cooperate in a joint postdoctoral recruiting process. The recruiting process, which is administered by BERA staff, is synchronized with the international economics job market and follows its procedural conventions. Every year, a BERA team attends international conferences, especially the American Economic Association Meetings, for pre-selection interviews. The pre-selected candidates then give research presentations in Berlin that are attended by members of the BERA Committee and other senior faculty from BERA institutions. In addition to this yearly effort, the BERA Area Recruiting participates in recruiting activities for positions with timelines that are incompatible with the annual international market.

The director of the BERA Area Recruiting is Peter Haan (DIW Berlin and FU Berlin).