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Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences


12 research positions available

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Senior Economist

Senior Economist

     

     

 



Fellow / Associate Professor

 The Australian National University (ANU) is one of the world’s foremost research universities. Distinguished by its relentless pursuit of excellence, the University attracts leading academics and outstanding students from Australia and around the world. 

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP) leads intellectual engagement with the Asia-Pacific region through research, teaching and contributions to public debate, and seeks to set the international standard for scholarship concerning the region.  

The Crawford School of Public Policy is a school within the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, and is Australia’s premier public policy school, with recognised world-class expertise and experience in economics, political science and public administration, environmental management and development, and on key Asia-Pacific countries.

Crawford houses the Arndt-Corden Department of Economics (ACDE), renowned for its work on theoretical and applied problems of international economics and development, with emphasis on the countries of Southeast, Northeast and South Asia, and the Southwest Pacific. It is also home to the ANU Indonesia Project, a long-standing, major international centre for research and graduate training on the economy and society of Indonesia. The Project monitors and analyses economic development in Indonesia, informs the Australian and Indonesian governments, businesses and the wider community of these developments, and stimulates research on the Indonesian economy and development.

Crawford School is seeking to appoint a high-performing mid to late career academic at either academic level C or level D to play a major role in the ANU Indonesia Project and make significant contributions in research, education and service.

For further information, please visit http://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/518670/fellow-associate-professor

Applications close: 26 January 2018 11:55pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time




Economics Research Fellow

Information, Policy & On-ground Action for Primary Forest Protection

 Overview:

This is an opportunity to undertake applied economic research into tropical primary forest protection in three key countries or regions (Democratic Republic of Congo, Brazil and Melanesia). This applied multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research project aims to promote protection of the world’s remaining tropical primary forests through improving the information base, developing policy options, and undertaking case studies. The successful applicant will use economic approaches to analyse the core drivers of primary forest loss/fragmentation and quantify values of, and preferences for, primary forest protection among forest dwelling communities.

 This is a fixed term (three year), full time position based at Griffith University’s Nathan campus (Brisbane, Australia) however the successful applicant will also be required to work on other campuses of the University and undertake field work.

 The role:

Associate Professor Chris Fleming (Griffith University), Dr James Smart (Griffith University) and Dr Glenn Bush (Woods Hole Research Centre) are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to contribute to the above research. The project will involve:

  • A global systematic review and meta-analysis of the monetary value of ecosystem services derived from primary forests.

  • A choice experiment / experimental economics analysis to elicit preferences and values associated with primary forest protection and climate change adaptation across all case study sites.

  • A spatial econometric analysis of the key drivers and determinants of forest loss and forest fragmentation.    

     The successful applicant will work in a multidisciplinary team to gather primary data from forest dwelling communities in remote and challenging locations. Any applicant must be prepared to travel to and engage with these communities.

     The person:

    The successful applicant must have a PhD or equivalent qualification/work experience in a relevant applied economics field (e.g. development economics, environmental economics, ecological economics). He or she must also have a demonstrated ability to conduct collaborative research in multidisciplinary teams, a high level of interpersonal skills and expertise in quantitative research methods and/or econometrics.

     Salary range:

    Research Fellow, Grade 1:  AUD 70,744 – AUD 83,217 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: AUD 82,771 – AUD 97,364 per annum.

     Next steps:

    For further information, including selection criteria and how to apply for this position, please contact Chris Fleming (chris.fleming@griffith.edu.au).

     Applications for this position will close on 1 December 2017




    The International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET) in Tbilisi, Georgia seeks to make one or more appointments at the ISET Policy Institute (
    www.iset-pi.ge ), a leading economic policy think tank in the South Caucasus. Ideal candidates will have an advanced degree in economics, public policy or another related field from a reputable international university. They shall also have a record of research and policy consulting on topics relevant for development and transition, such as, agriculture, migration and rural development, industrial policy, trade and regional integration, macroeconomic and financial policy, labor markets, education and social inclusion. Major duties are to:
    • Lead and manage a team of researchers and external consultants;
    • Develop project proposals/grant applications; 
    • Liaise with potential clients and donors, including government;
    • Implement applied policy research and consulting projects; 
    • Provide research-based policy advice, write on policy issues, and participate in public policy discussions; 

    Depending on the candidates’ qualifications, experience and interest, positions can be designed to also include academic responsibilities, such as to: 

    * Teach courses in ISET’s MA and BA programs; 
    * Conduct research; 
    * Supervise student theses; 
    * Design, manage and teach non-degree courses and programs;


    These will be fixed-term, renewable appointments with rank and salary commensurate with the candidates’ experience. Preference is for full-time appointments. Knowledge of Georgian and/or Russian languages will be considered an advantage. Positions are subject to available funding and will be open until filled. 

    Send letter of interest, CV, professional writing samples (papers, consulting reports, policy briefs, blog articles, etc.) and three references to: vacancy@iset.ge  with a subject “Policy Position” 
    About ISET and the ISET Policy Institute: ISET is an autonomous school of economics founded at Tbilisi State University in 2006 by the World Bank and a coalition of prominent international donors and governments. Operating in English, it is designed to prepare students from the South Caucuses region for top further education programs in the West, as well as corporate and public-service jobs in their home countries. The affiliated ISET Policy Institute (ISET-PI) complements ISET’s educational mission by conducting policy research and training, providing research-based policy advice, and contributing to the public policy discussion in Georgia and the South Caucasus. Both ISET and ISET-PI benefit from on-going commitments from senior international scholars and has strong financial backing from international organizations and corporations.

    About ISET and the ISET Policy Institute: ISET is an autonomous school of economics founded at Tbilisi State University in 2006 by the World Bank and a coalition of prominent international donors and governments. Operating in English, it is designed to prepare students from the South Caucuses region for top further education programs in the West, as well as corporate and public-service jobs in their home countries. The affiliated ISET Policy Institute (ISET-PI) complements ISET’s educational mission by conducting policy research and training, providing research-based policy advice, and contributing to the public policy discussion in Georgia and the South Caucasus. Both ISET and ISET-PI benefit from on-going commitments from senior international scholars and has strong financial backing from international organizations and corporations.


              

    Graduate Training in Economics and
    Data Analytics for a Smart, Green World

       
            


    The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applicants to their 10-month professional Master's program in Resource and Energy Demand Analysis (REDA). The world economy is experiencing a boom in energy and resource conservation programs, and strategies that use next-generation smart technologies to reduce energy demand are a major part of this. REDA is designed to train analytically-capable professionals for careers in this industry. The program includes:

        • 3-course series in statistics and econometrics focused on resource and energy demand analysis
        • Courses in environmental economics, resource economics, and energy economics
        • Methods course focusing on benefit-cost analysis, sample design, and survey design
        • Seminar course drawing on Madison's extensive community of energy professionals
        • Capstone practicum featuring real-world analysis scenarios that provide training on the range of responsibilities required of resource and energy analysts.

    Graduates will find employment with consulting firms, utilities, regulatory and government agencies, and private firms engaged in the development of resource and energy conservation programs. For more information, visit the program web site at http://reda.aae.wisc.edu/ or contact Bethany Glinsmann (bglinsmann@wisc.edu).

     


    World Economics Association

    The World Economics Association (WEA) has been in existence since 16 May 2011. The WEA is established to increase the relevance, breadth and depth of economics, and to free the economics profession from the dominance of any one country or bloc of countries. Its key features are:

    • worldwide membership and governance,
    • inclusiveness with respect to diverse theoretical perspectives and related disciplines, and
    • the study of the world’s diverse economies.

    The World Economics Association will publish three quarterly online journals (with print copies available for a fee) and hold online conferences. Subscriptions to the journals and participation in the conferences are free to members. Membership in the WEA is also free. To join takes only one minute. You can join now by going to http://worldeconomicsassociation.org/index.php and entering name, country and email address.

    The WEA welcomes, as members, non-economists interested in economics and its relationship with their own field of interest.

    To this end, the WEA will initially publish online three quarterly journals and host online conferences. Online subscriptions are free to members (a fee will be charged for print copies). The anticipated size of the WEA's membership means that its journals will have one of the largest readerships of any in the world.