PhD Position in Environmental Economic History

University of Bern Institute of Economics


PhD Student in Environmental Economic History

The Department of Economics at the University of Bern seeks to fill the position of a PhD Student in Environmental Economic History.

The focus of the position is research in environmental economic history, broadly defined as the quantitative treatment of the intersection between the environment and economic history. The position requires a master's degree in economics, history, or climate science. Some training in economics and strong quantitative skills would strengthen your application, while proficiency in written and spoken English is a prerequisite. The successful applicant may register either for a PhD in Economics, a PhD in Economics with a Minor in Climate Science, or a PhD in Climate Science.

The position is for a fixed term of four years and gross yearly salary is subject to the regulations of the University of Bern and is internationally competitive.
Starting date is flexible, but should be latest by January 2023. Applications will be processed until the position is filled.
Please address questions and applications, including a CV, a cover letter describing your research interests and career objectives (max. 1000 words), your master's thesis (or another example of your research), copies of transcripts of academic records, and two letters of recommendation to Prof. Dr. Eric Strobl:

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