12/09/2017
European Research Council

4 PhD students in ERC project "Behavioral-evolutionary modelling of climate policy: Bounded rationality, markets and social interactions""

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciences
    Computer science
    Economics
    Environmental science
    Mathematics
    Psychological sciences
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    20/10/2017 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès)
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37,5
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/01/2018
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / ERC
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    19070

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Prof. Jeroen van den Bergh from ICTA-UAB was just awarded a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant for the project “Behavioral-evolutionary analysis of climate policy: Bounded rationality, markets and social interactions” (EVOCLIM). It amounts to almost € 2 million in funding and will run from January 2018 for a period of 5 years. EVOCLIM offers three postdoc positions and four PhD research positions (each 4 years). The PhD students will cooperate with the seniors and other junior researchers.

The four positions will address the following topics:

1. What are the differences in performance of carbon pricing under various types of bounded rationality of consumers and firms? This will compare carbon taxes and emissions trading.

2. What are the innovation, employment and climate impacts of shifting taxes from labor to carbon under bounded rationality? This has been addressed with rational-agent equilibrium models but not yet with behavioral-evolutionary models.

3. How do different information policies compare in terms of employing imitation behavior, social norms and information diffusion to effectively spread climate-relevant information and conducts? This involves testing features of information policies and the use of “role models”.

4. How does the interaction of commercial advertising and social comparison driven by status-seeking drive the consumption of certain carbon-intensive goods and services, like cars and holidays, and what does this mean for policy design aimed at influencing such consumption? This involves analysis of information provision instruments in interaction with carbon pricing and advertising.

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Benefits

Annual gross income is 17.380,68€

Eligibility criteria

- Curriculum Vitae

- Names of 3 references

- Letter of motivation

Selection process

- Interviews face-to-face or via Skype

- Curriculum Vitae

- Reference letters

- Letter of motivation

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

- Bachelor and master degrees in economics, mathematics, computer science, psychology or biology

- Experience with evolutionary (dynamic equations or agent-based) modelling

- Knowledge of (environmental) economics and climate change

Specific Requirements

- General sofware for model programming or specific one for evolutionary (including multi-agent) modelling

Work location(s)
4 position(s) available at
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona / Institute of Environmental Science and Technology
Spain
Barcelona
Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès)
08193
Campus UAB - Edifici Z

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