Position: Postdoctoral researcher on Macroeconomics, Finance and the Environment
The Institute for Ecological Economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) is currently inviting applications for a fulltime post-doc position. This employee position will be limited to a period of one year (additional funding opportunities might arise in the near future so to extend the contract to a longer period), starting on October 1st, 2017 (commencement date subject to change, we are flexible and will consider different starting dates should the successful candidate require it).
The post holder will contribute to an ongoing international programme called ‘Mistra Financial Systems’ (MFS), funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (Mistra). The aim of MFS – now in its second of four years – is to explore the links between the financial system and environmental sustainability. The Institute of Ecological Economics is leading one of the five MFS work packages, ‘Green Macro’. The objective of the Green Macro project is to develop economic modelling and analysis studying the dynamics links between macroeconomic, financial and environmental systems, with particular reference to the transition to a low-carbon economic system. The project will develop an empirical macroeconomic model calibrated to the Swedish economy, as well as a series of smaller models investigating specific research questions connected to stranded assets (physical and financial), climate mitigation policies (fiscal, macroprudential, monetary) and secular stagnation.
The post holder will also be invited to contribute to the writing of grant proposals that, when successful, might provide funding to extend the post-doc position to a period longer than one year. This position does not involve any teaching.
Further information and submission here: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/ecolecon/institute/job-offers/. The deadline for applications is the 31st of May.