Thursday, July 28, 2011


FELLOWSHIP: Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Economics with Focus on Global Change and Behavioral Issues (Beijer Institute)

The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics ( is pleased to announce two one-year post-doctoral fellowships in Economics with possibilities of extension. One position will be placed within the Beijer Institute program Global Dynamics and Resilience and the other within the Behavioral Economics and Nature Network.

Human societies are integral parts of the Earth system. We shape it and at the same time depend on it for social and economic development and well-being. With this overall perspective, the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics provides a forum for researchers in economics and ecology and related disciplines to interact and develop joint research, seeking a deeper understanding of social-ecological systems.

In the Global Dynamics and Resilience programme we are exploring critical unrecognised or ignored social-ecological interactions, feedbacks and potential tipping points of relevance for human wellbeing. We are looking at the kind of governance structures and economic incentives that can deal with new global interactions and help transform societal development towards global sustainability.

The Behavioral Economics and Nature Network (BENN) aims to serve as a clearing house for behavioural research around the world in economics, ecology and other disciplines for improved stewardship of our life-supporting ecosystems. BENN pushes for more work integrating behavioural sciences with life sciences and how understanding feedbacks between the two can generate better advice than either alone.

The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics is an international research institute under the auspices of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, operating in networks with leading scholars. The Institute hosts three other research programmes: Aquaculture and Sustainable Seafood Production, Complex Systems, and Urban Social-Ecological Systems. The Beijer Institute is founding partner of the Stockholm Resilience Centre and the organizations collaborate closely.

The institute is accepting applications from PhDs in Economics who wish to conduct research in a stimulating, and friendly environment, in close collaboration with other disciplines. We are looking for candidates with exceptional scholarly promise and a rigorous approach to problem solving. Previous research experience on modeling, global issues, behavioral issues and research across disciplinary boundaries is highly valued as well as research experience within the areas of other research programmes of the Beijer Institute.

Applicants should submit a single document containing a short letter of interest (1 page) and a curriculum vitae including relevant publications (max 3 pages). In addition the applicants should ask a person of their choice to send a letter of recommendation to Christina Leijonhufvud (Beijer administrator; by September 15, 2011.
Salary will depend on the merits of the candidate.

Deadline: September 15, 2011

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