POST-DOCTORANT Projet NOBEL – Novel Business Models and mechanisms for the sustainable supply of and payment for forest ecosystem services 18 months

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Description of the project NOBEL :

The project Novel Business Models and mechanisms for the sustainable supply of and payment for forest ecosystem services (NOBEL) is a Forest Value project (2019-2022). The French part of the project is financed by ANR. The objectives of NOBEL are to: i) assess marketable and non-marketable forest goods and services and develop strategies for their sustainable provision ii) develop business models and mechanisms to internalise the socio-economic value of forest ecosystems iii) combine public policy tools with business models for implementing payments for forest ecosystem services  iv) demonstrate and compare alternative approaches for payments in 5 pilot demonstrations in Europe
 The project is coordinated by University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria and involves in total partners from 7 European Countries

Objective

To establish a market place (e.g. a web-based platform) which can bring together interested consumers of environmental services (individuals or companies) and sellers for these services (forest owners).  
 
Tasks

Surveys on consumers’ preferences for the supply of environmental services from forest ecosystems services and forest owners attitude to the creation of markets for ecosystem services and potential participation in such markets 

Design of auction designs based on previous experience (e.g. Rabotyagov et al. 2013)1 and in interaction with stakeholders

Laboratory and/or field test of auction designs
 
Requirement : A phd degree in economics or similar

Required skills

Environmental economics and/or Experimental economics

Empirical economics/micro-econometrics

Capacity to work with partners from other disciplines (ecology, policy science, forest management)  

Fluent in English (and in French as far as possible))
 
It is an advantage if the candidate has experiences with  Surveys and/or experiments, GIS and spatial analysis, Ecosystem modelling, Economic valuation of ecosystem services, Forest economics, Knowledge of German, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, or Norwegian  
 
 
Remuneration: Gross salary: € 2516 /month
 
Duration: 18 months from October 2019
 
To apply: An application letter, a CV and a copy(s) of diploma(s) must be sent in electronic format to Anne Stenger, INRA BETA, anne.stenger-letheux@inra.fr by September 25, 2019. For more information: Anne Stenger (INRA, BETA, Strasbourg): phone: 03 68 85 21 40 or Jens Abildtrup (INRA, BETA, Nancy) jens.abildtrup@inra.fr, phone: 03 38 39 39 68 64  
 

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