Department of Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
SLU is a world-class university in the fields of life and environmental sciences, with a strong commitment to excellence in research. At the Department of Economics, research and teaching are conducted in the subjects economics and business studies.
The environmental economics group - see https://www.slu.se/env-econ - is seeking a PhD student to join our research team. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to study advanced courses in economics corresponding to at least 90 ECTS (three semesters), and to perform research in environmental and resource economics under the supervision of senior members of the group, culminating in a thesis after a total of 4 years' employment. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of either Professor Rob Hart on questions related to long-run macroeconomic development and sustainability, or Associate Professor Shon Ferguson, applying microeconometric methods in environmental economics.
Eligible candidates must have taken a second level qualification or completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, including at least 60 higher education credits at second level.
The successful candidate must have a background in economics, or another field of study relevant for the position, with a strong interest in environmental economics. Good skills in English (both written and oral) are required. Emphasis will be placed on personal skills as team player as well as ability to take initiatives and work independently.
Place of work:
Form of employment:
Employment as PhD student (4 years).
10 August 2020, or by agreement.
We welcome your application no later than 3 April 2020. To apply, please use the link:
For questions regarding the position, you can contact: Robert Hart, email@example.com or Shon Ferguson, firstname.lastname@example.org .