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Research Position in Environmental and Resource Economics

  • Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 2.5 years.
  • Extent: Full time position.
  • Location: Department of Economics, University of Concepción, Concepción (Chile).
  • First day of employment: at the latest September 1st, 2018  Reference number: NENRE-EfD-01

The Department of Economics, University of Concepción, offers a research position. The department has a staff of 12 people. In terms of research, the core strengths include marine resource and aquaculture economics. The Chilean EfD center includes environmental economics, climate change and ecosystem services as well. The Environment for Development (EfD) Initiative. EfD is a capacity building program in environmental economics focusing on research, policy interaction, and academic programs. Find more information about the department at http://www.efdinitiative.org/chile/about and information about EfD via: www.efdinitiative.org.  

Job assignments

The position mainly involves research, but may also include teaching/supervision assignments. The position focuses on marine challenges and is linked to the EfD collaborative research program Sustainable Management of Marine Resources

The program has two themes: Effective Management of Fisheries; and Combatting Marine Pollution. The research under the first theme may investigate the management of fisheries when institutions are poorly developed and when fairness and distributional aspects are prioritized, which is often the case for developing countries. The research under the second theme will focus mainly on marine litter and debris. Whether marine pollution is most properly addressed by legal means, economic policy instruments, attitudinal and behavioral changes or a mix of all is an open question where more research is needed. Our focus is primarily economics, but multidisciplinary approaches are certainly well motivated within this program. Possibilities of collaboration both within the School with legal and business administration scholars as well as with natural scientists within the University exist.

The Program is carried out in a collaborative effort together with researchers at 10 other EfD centers around the world. The candidate is expected to contribute to the research, and to take active part in the general work of the Program, e.g., by participating in joint meetings, seminars and conferences. The research can involve evaluation of current incentives and behavior, but also design of new incentive mechanisms. We particularly welcome research that focuses on a global or regional context with a clear link to developing countries. The work can be theoretical or empirical. We expect candidates to aim at publishing in international peer reviewed journals. There will be funds available for travel and shorter visits to other universities, as well as support for carrying out data collection. 

Applicants should be willing to travel in Chile and abroad, to represent the research program in jointly meetings with other centers, and to participate in seminars and conferences.   


Applicants should hold a recent PhD in economics, or be close to finishing their thesis. Research in environmental and resource economics and behavioral economics is valuable. Experience of marine issues as well as multi-disciplinary work is appreciated. The applicant who, in the overall assessment of skills and potential, is deemed to be best suited to carry out the identified job assignments will be selected for the post. Research potential will be our key selection criterion, with a particular emphasis on the degree of progression and forwardlooking aspects of the research. We encourage applications from those who have a doctoral degree not older than 3 years or are close to graduating.

Research experience in the following areas has a special relevance:

  • Marine resource management (fisheries and aquaculture)
  • Marine pollution (waste discharge and plastic) 

Long-listed candidates will be interviewed via video link. Short-listed candidates will be invited to our department for interviews and research seminars.

Additional Information

The application must contain: 

Additional material might be requested.

The application should be sent to:

  • Universidad de Concepción, Casilla 160 C, Concepción, Chile. At. Dr. Miguel Quiroga.  Or:
  • This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   Subject: Post-doctoral recruitment.

For further information please contact:

Dr. Miguel Quiroga Director of EfD-Chile. Phone number: +56(41) 2204200 E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Closing date: 2018-07-30

Appointment Procedure The University of Concepción promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity. Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned. The Department may reserve the right to declare the position unfilled.

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The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Talca, is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow in Agricultural and/or Environmental Economics, in the Department of Agricultural Economics. We are looking for a candidate with research interests in the broad area of environmental and agricultural economics and policy impact evaluation.  

All areas of agricultural and environmental economics are welcome, but we would have particular interest in candidates undertaking research in aspects of policy impact evaluation and/or behavioral economics. The applicant should also have strong skills in the use of econometrics software and experience in writing scientific papers.  

The candidate is expected to contribute to original and innovative scientific research as well as teaching. The candidate should engage with current academic staff and research program within the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Talca and the Center for Socioeconomic Impact of Environmental Policies CESIEP (www.cesiep.cl), of which the University of Talca is a member.  

Requirements for the position:

  • Candidates should have a PhD in an appropriate discipline, obtained between May 1, 2013 and May 1, 2018.
  • Candidates should have submitted, accepted or published scientific articles in relevant journals in the areas of agricultural and environmental economics.
  • Fluency in English, speaking Spanish is a benefit.   

We offer:

  • A position at the University of Talca, Talca, Chile beautifully located in the heart of the Central Valley, the vineyard and fruit production region of Chile. 
  • Integration into a multidisciplinary team in different fields related to agricultural and environmental sciences.  
  • A position for two years. 
  • A salary of 2500 US dollars (net) per month.


  • Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications, which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00 hrs (Chilean time) on June 20, 2018. The Department of Agricultural Economics will do a first selection of applicants. Thereafter, selected applicants are required to develop a research proposal to be submitted to the University selection committee. 
  • Applicants should send their CV and Degree Certificate to the following email addresses: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Further information on the position can be obtained from Dra. Alejandra Engler ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) and Dr. Roberto Jara ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).    
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Dear friends and colleagues, the Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program (LACEEP), is happy to announce that there are a limited number of grants of up to US$1200 to cover participation in the Sixth World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists / WCERE to be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, June 25-29, 2018. Our gratitude once again goes to IDRC.

To qualify for a grant, you need to: ? be a citizen of any country in Latin America or the Caribbean, and ? have an accepted paper or poster in WCERE or be part of a policy session

For inquires and applications, please send an email to LACEEP ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) before May 18, 2018, including full name, current affiliation, proof of acceptance to present at the conference and abstract of paper to be presented (submit document as a PDF file, with your name included as part of the file name, for example: LastName_FirstName_Acceptance.pdf).
LACEEP will contact applicants with selection process results, before June 1, 2018.
Contract Requirements:

Within two weeks following the conference, grantee is required to provide a short detail of expenses.  It would also be great if you could share your presentation or a photo of you presenting in our facebook page…..nice to put faces to names after all.

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Call for Applications Adaptation Finance Fellowship Programme 2018 /2019

Application Deadline: January 31st, 2018 (11:59 pm CET)
Frankfurt School  of  Finance  and  Management  and  the  Thailand  Development  Research  Institute (TDRI)  are  pleased  to  announce  that  the  Adaptation  Finance  Fellowship  Programme  (AFFP)  is  now open for applications.

More information:


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Sistema B/Academia B (B Lab partner in Latin America) and IDRC have been working together to address critical issues at the intersection of business and sustainable development, focusing on two key areas:climate change and inclusion. This, through two agships projects called:

  • “Climate Change Risks and Opportunities for B Corps in Latin America”
  • “Understanding the systemic impacts of b corps on social and economic opportunities for women and youth in Latin America”

More Information here:


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