Applications are welcome for a two-year post-doctoral position in Environmental Economics, Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg. The Environmental Economics Unit is an exciting and dynamic research group with a large number of projects on environment and natural resources. The focus of our work is on policy instrument design or valuation. We work closely with behavioral, experimental and development economics.
The Department of Economics hosts a diverse and internationally renowned group of academic economists. Members of the Department publish in high ranking general journals such as American Economic Review, Science, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of European Economic Association, Economic Journal, as well as in top field journals. Most of the research in environmental economics concerns climate, transport, industry and natural resource management. Members of the environmental economics group publish in journals such as Science, International Economic Review, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and Journal of Public Economics.
The position involves mainly research. The research is on environmental economics, with a focus on empirical evaluation of biodiversity offsets. In particular, the candidate is expected to collect and analyze data from existing datasets to identify key determinants of the performance of biodiversity offsets programs around the world. The position is funded by the research program BECC on climate change - particularly forestry and land use (http://www.becc.lu.se/). The candidate is expected to contribute to the research within BECC and to participate in research meetings, seminars and conferences. We expect candidates to aim at publishing in leading or highly ranked journals. There will be funds available for travel and shorter visits to other universities, as well as support for conducting empirical studies, but the candidate should also aim at developing external research grants.
Applicants should hold a recent PhD in economics. Previous research in empirical evaluation of environmental policies in biodiversity, machine learning and computational linguistics is highly valuable. The applicant who, in the overall assessment of skills and potential, is deemed to be best suited to carry out the identified job assignments will be selected for the post. Research potential will be our key selection criterion, with a particular emphasis on the degree of progression and forward-looking aspects of the research. The applicants’ skills in collaborating internally, externally and in an interdisciplinary context will be given weight. International education and experience is also valuable. The candidate must master English in speech and writing.
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Please attach the following in the application:
- Resumé/CV and personal details
- Educational certificates and/or diplomas
- A declaration of intent on a maximum of two pages in which the applicant explains how he/she intends to work if he/she is offered the position.
- Research activities, with a brief written account of the applicant’s own academic research activities
- One relevant and recently produced paper (job market paper).
- Two letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Jessica.Coria@economics.gu.se by the referees. Please mark the letters with reference number PAR 2020/215
- Additional material might be requested