PhD Studentship in Environmental or Health and Safety Economics, Queen’s University Belfast, UK

PhD Studentship
Environmental or Health and Safety Economics
Institute of Agri-Food and Land Use
School of Biological Sciences (3 years)

Supervisors: Professor George Hutchinson, Dr. Claire Cockerill and Dr Danny Campbell.
Background: The Institute of Agri-Food and Land Use has a team of 5 Environmental Economists who specialize in environmental and health valuation economics. Another area of our expertise is in the application of economic experiments to issues of environmental, health and safety policy. As a research group we have published widely in these disciplines in journals such as The Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Land Economics, Economic Letters and Environmental and Resource Economics. We are partners in the UK Combined Research Councils Centre of Excellence in Public Health Research and the Institute for a Sustainable World at Queens University.

Project: We are interested in developing PhD proposals with candidates in the above areas especially proposals investigating the externalities of energy production and consumption, improved methods for valuing child health improvement and on coalition formation in international negotiations on greenhouse gas reductions.

Requirements: Candidates for this position will possess at least a 2(i) degree in Economics or a related discipline. Good verbal and written language skills and competence in the use of standard statistical software are essential.

Closing date: 17 June, 2008

The position is available for 3 years from September 2008. The successful applicant will receive a basis studentship of £12,940 (to cover maintenance expenses) and approved tuition fees will be paid. Interested applicants should apply through the link.

For informal discussions contact Dr Alberto Longo (a.longo[ at ]qub.ac.uk)