Postdoctoral position in climate-related behavioural economics/finance
Advertiser: Department of Economics, Università di Bologna (University of Bologna)
Field(s) of specialization: Environmental; Ag. Econ. - Finance - Behavioral Economics - Decision Sciences
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: Department of Economics - University of Bologna, via San Giacomo 3 - 40126 Bologna, Bologna, BO, 40126, Italy (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 2 years
Letters of reference required: 2
Target date for applications: 8 Dec 2021
Application deadline: 31 Mar 2022 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 30 Apr 2022
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2021.
Ad text:

The Department of Economics of the University of Bologna is currently inviting applications for a postdoctoral researcher position to work on ‘Climate-related behavioural economics and finance’.

We are looking for candidates working at the intersection between behavioural economics/finance and climate/transition economics. The postholder will participate in the activities of the SMOOTH research project (Sustainable Finance for a Smooth Low-Carbon Transition: https://site.unibo.it/smooth/en), which aims at improving the understanding of how expectations, sentiments and cognitive biases affect the carbon intensity of physical and financial investments.

The features of the ideal candidate include:

  • A Ph.D. in Economics, Finance, Behavioural Sciences or any other field relevant to the call;
  • Familiarity with both behavioural economics/finance and climate/transition economics;
  • Demonstrable experience in conducting independent academic research;
  • Experience in publishing in high-impact journals or clear potential to do so;
  • Experience with working as part of a project team;
  • International work and study experience;
  • Excellent ability in writing and speaking in English.

The position will last two years, with the option of extending it for the third year. The gross annual salary is 35,000 €. The salary is exempt of taxation but subject to pension contributions. The monthly net salary is approximately equal to 2,583 €. We expect the postholder to be based in Bologna. The knowledge of the Italian language is welcome but not a prerequisite.

Please, consider that applications will be reviewed on a regular basis and the position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. We thus suggest early applications.

Submission materials required
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Job market paper
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Other material (in one file) (optional)
  • Cover letter
  • Letters of reference: 2
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