Postdoc env.econ. (deforestation-free supply chains)
Advertiser: School of Economics and Business, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Field(s) of specialization: Development; Growth - Environmental; Ag. Econ. - International Trade - Public Economics
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: Universitetstunet 3, Ås, 1430, Norway
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2023-08-15
Job duration: 3 years
Application deadline: 1 May 2023 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 12 May 2023
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting May, 2023.
Ad text:

The School of Economics and Business of the Norwegian University and Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacancy for a postdoctoral position within environmental economics/ political economy. The position is full-time for three years with 3/4 research and 1/4 teaching. The preferred start-up is August 2023, but we have some flexibility.

The position is part of the new project, ”Building an evidence-base for deforestation-free landscapes: supporting equitable outcomes in and beyond commodity supply chains” (BEDROCK). It aims to build and apply an evaluation framework that can provide a deep system-level understanding of the effectiveness of ongoing supply-chain policies that are aimed at halting tropical deforestation. The project is a collaboration between Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg), Stockholm Environmental Institute, and Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (Frankfurt), and NMBU. Three postdocs, based at Chalmers, Senkenberg and NMBU will be recruited to work on different work packages (WP) and countries. Fieldwork and case studies of key commodities will be undertaken in Indonesia, Cameroon and Brazil.

The research project is interdisciplinary, in the intersection between economics and political science. We also expect the candidate to have a PhD in a topic within or closely related to the theme of the project, i.e., tropical deforestation, environmental policy, and international supply chains. The postdoc will work closely with the two other postdocs and the senior scientists of the projects.

The NMBU postdoc will work on WP1, which will elicit and develop theories of change for policy responses, drawing upon stakeholders’ assumptions underpinning specific interventions, as well as relevant theories and empirical evidence. In addition, the postdoc may undertake in-depth studies of one or more of the four commodities (palm oil, cocoa, soy, beef) in one of the three project countries. There is some flexibility within the project to select research tasks based on skills and interests, e.g. econometric analysis, analytical model building, or more field-oriented research.

The position offers a competitive salary and other benefits, in a thriving research environment on a beautiful campus, located ca. 30 km south of Oslo.

The full announcement is given here, which is also the site for submitting applications:

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