Post-doctoral scholarship (3 years) in environmental and resource economics, with specific focus on applied general equilibrium modeling

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Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE) has over 170 employees including about 90 PhDs and researchers. The activities consist of research and teaching in business administration, economics and statistics. We have more than 2000 students passing through our programs every year. For more information about the business school visit

The Center for Environmental and Resource Economics (CERE) has about 25 affiliated researchers and phd students. CERE is is located at the Department of Economics. The department has about 50 employees, and the research focuses on environmental and natural resource economics, public economics, labor economics, and econometrics. For more information about the department and CERE, visit the websites,

The scholarship is a full time scholarship for a period of three years, beginning (tentatively) in October 2013 (or upon agreement), conditional upon funding. The research is conducted at the Centre for Environmental and Resource Economics (CERE), Department of Economics, Umeå School of Business and Economics. The successful applicant is expected to conduct research in environment & natural resource economics and/or energy economics.

Eligibility requirements and evaluation criteria
To qualify for the post-doctoral scholarship the applicant should have obtained a PhD degree in economics, or equivalent, no more than three years prior to the application deadline. Specific criteria for this position is that the research focus should be on applied general equilibrium modeling. The successful candidate will be free to pursue his/her own research agenda but must also be willing to be a part of a small team working on general equilibrium modeling

Important criteria for evaluation include: previous research and research planning relevant to the research area of the call, and scientific skills, demonstrated through publications in scientific journals, other publications and successful research applications. Furthermore, applicants are expected to possess:

  • Strong quantitative skills/background in applied policy analysis and modeling.
  • Excellent language and communication skills in English (Swedish is not necessary).
  • Ability to work in small groups or teams.
  • Some experience and interest in teaching, and good pedagogical skills.

The application should include:

  • a brief description of your qualifications and research interests relevant to the position
  • complete CV and publication list
  • copies or PDF files of at least two and up to four selected publications
  • study Certificate (evidence of completion of PhD exam) from a university includingthe names and contact addresses of 2–3 references.

Documents sent electronically should be in PDF format. A limited selection of applicants will be invited to give a seminar/lecture.

For further information, please contact professor Runar Brännlund, deputy research director, CERE ( or professor Bengt Kriström, research director, CERE (

Your complete application, marked with reference number 223-1085-13, should be sent to (state the reference number as subject) or to the Registrar, Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden to arrive August 16, 2013 at the latest.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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