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PhD Fellowships at Department of Food and Resource Economics 2019, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Publish Date: May 13, 2019

Deadline: Jun 23, 2019

PhD fellowships at Department of Food and Resource Economics

Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) is inviting applications for PhD scholarships to start up from 1 October 2019 or later.
IFRO carries out pure basic and applied social science research and have a number of educational and public sector advisory service responsibilities within our thematic fields. In particular, IFRO performs research within the disciplines of economics, sociology and ethics, but we are characterized by a high involvement in interdisciplinary research at both international and national levels.
The relevant research areas for the PhD scholarships are within the following thematic areas covered by the four larger research groups at IFRO:
  • Environment and natural resources, which includes the economic regulation of environmental externalities and natural resource use, environmental valuation methods, energy economics, behavioural economics, environmental sociology and governance, conflict resolution, climate change policies, forest economics and management, fishery economics, biodiversity conservation, and environmental ethics 
  • Production, markets and policy, which include production economics, applied micro-economics, efficiency analysis, innovation, management science, organization and ownership, policy design and analysis, business economics, agricultural and food economics and policy, trade negotiations and agreements, and the impact of international trade on food and natural resources 
  • Consumption, bioethics and regulation, which includes food economics, food sociology and policy, law, consumer behaviour and policy, nutritional policy studies and nutritional sociology, public health economics and policy in both the human and the animal science fields. It also includes ethics and value aspects of food production, nutritional policy, animal husbandry, veterinary practice, and the management of the environment and of natural resources 
  • Global development, which includes development economics and policy, political economy/ecology, governance problems, measuring the effectiveness of development assistance, the alleviation of poverty, living conditions, the impact of climate change and ways to adapt to it, natural resource management, and conflict resolution 
Questions can be asked to or to Deputy Head of Department for Research Jette Bredahl Jacobsen +45 3533 1746 or to Head of Department Bo Jellesmark Thorsen at +45 3533 1700.  
Job description 
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are: 
  • To manage and carry through your research project 
  • Attend PhD courses 
  • Write scientific papers and the other parts of your PhD thesis 
  • Teach and disseminate your research 
  • To stay at an external research institution for some months, preferably abroad 
  • Work for the department according to the terms of appointment 
Formal requirements  

Applicants should hold an MSc degree related to the thematic areas mentioned above with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications, emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any), relevant work experience and the potentials of the applicant’s proposed non-binding research project. 


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