Environmental economics: New ideas in survey research
Ref SLU ua 2018.2.5.1-931
SLU seeks applications for an open post-doc position at the SLU-Umeå campus. Our group does research on environmental and resource economics within a Centre for Environmental and Resource Economics (CERE), one of the larger groups in Europe in the field. We are looking for postdoc applicants holding a PhD in economics, or related fields, having an interest in the intersection of economics, statistics and psychology. The applicant will work closely together with a post-doc in statistics and a team of researchers in psychophysics at the Stockholm University. The post-docs will be supervised jointly by Associate Professor Magnus Ekström, Umeå University, Professor Bengt Kriström, SLU/CERE and Professor Mats E. Nilsson, Stockholm University. The research focuses on improving surveys, not the least those used in non-market valuation research using self-selected intervals for elicitation. Both economic and statisical theory must be developed to cater for the non-standard type of data generated. A particularly important part of the testing this elicitation mechanism is carried out at the Gösta Ekman laboratory of cognitive neuroscience (GEL), Stockholm University.
The postdoc will be involved in all aspects of the research, including project planning, research design, data analysis, presentation of findings at conferences, and preparation of manuscripts for submission to leading peer-reviewed journals. The Postdoc will have the opportunity to co-author papers with colleagues, work with an array of affiliated faculty, including several post-docs interested in the same topic, and develop independent projects related to these research areas. There are no organizational or teaching duties, although teaching can be offered.
The appointment will be for two years with flexible starting date beginning August 2018.