27/06/2019
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Post-doc on climate-economy modelling (project NAVIGATE)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    CNRS
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Economics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    08/08/2019 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    France › PARIS 13
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/09/2019
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020

OFFER DESCRIPTION

- Computer modeling: include the effects of climate change on mortality in the NICE model, using the Julia language
- Contribute to the analysis of the results of the NICE model and the description of optimal climate policy (using numerical optimization techniques)
- Model the effects of climate change on fertility and migration
- Contribute to a reflection on welfare measure and write a research memo reviewing the literature on this topic
- Write research articles to be published in international peer-reviewed journals.
- Participate to the meetings of the NAVIGATE project

CES (Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne) is looking to recruit a talented and motivated researcher who will contribute to the center's research on climate-economy modelling and will be involved in the European H2020 project NAVIGATE.
The NAVIGATE project (Next generation of AdVanced InteGrated Assessment modelling to support climaTE policy making) aims at developing the next generation of climate-economy integrated assessment models (IAMs) that can directly support the design and evaluation of EU and international climate policies and inform the alignment of climate action with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The project involves 17 partners and includes leading modelling teams in Europe.

The selected candidate will contribute to document and develop an integrated assessment model, which will be used to evaluate the distributional implications of climate change impacts and examine the inter-relations between climate policies and different Sustainable Development Goals, in particular those related to inequality and poverty reduction and health. The selected candidate will interact with leading international researchers and lead or contribute to several tasks within the framework of the NAVIGATE project (namely work package 4 on spatial and social heterogeneity and work package 5 on impacts, co-benefits, and other SDGs). In particular, she/he will contribute to endogenize population in a regional IAM. More specifically, she/he will be involved in the following tasks: (i) improve estimates of how temperature affects regional mortality, also accounting for impacts of atmospheric pollution on health, (ii) include estimates of replacement fertility and migration between regions, (iii) improve welfare representation - currently based on consumption utility only – to include several additional metrics, and account for inequality aversion between and within generations, spatial inequality and poverty, (iv) develop scenarios to quantify the impact of climate change and socioeconomic development on population growth and climate-induced migration.

The successful candidate must be prepared to become proficient in using and developing a complex integrated assessment model, and use the model to explore different research questions. In addition, she/he must be prepared to think critically and independently about her/his research.

The post-doc fellow will be co-supervised by Stéphane Zuber (directeur de recherche at CNRS) and Aurélie Méjean (chargée de recherche at CNRS). The post-doc will be located at Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne (UMR 8174 de l'Université de Paris 1 et du CNRS). The Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne is a research center gathering 93 faculty members and 112 PhD students. The post-doc will regularly interact with researchers at Centre International de Recherche sur l'Environnement et le Développement (CIRED), including Aurélie Méjean.

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Eligibility criteria

- PhD in economics, engineering, operations research or related field (e.g., mathematics, physics).
- Strong background in economics and/or socio-economic and environmental modelling
- Experience in programming (Scilab, Julia, Python)
- Capacity to work in a team within an international research project
- Publication of research articles

Additional comments

Application file: CV, statement of purpose, 2 letters of recommendation

Web site for additional job details

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Economics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Economics: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    FRENCH: Basic
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne
France
PARIS 13

EURAXESS offer ID: 422057
Posting organisation offer ID: 10434

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