The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment is pleased to invite applications to the above post which will contribute to the ‘Green Growth’ and the new industrial revolution programme funded by the Global Green Growth Institute.
The impact of climate change related policies on business is a major concern for policy makers. Identifying the policies that are most effective at reducing carbon emissions and have the smallest impact on profits and employment is therefore of utmost importance. You will join our policy evaluation team, which analyses the environmental effectiveness and business impact of climate-related policies. These policies might include the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme, the UK Climate Change Levy, the Swedish carbon tax, renewable energy policies (feed-in tariffs, renewable portfolio standards) and more generally energy related taxes or subsidies. Analysis of policies in developing countries would be particularly valued by the project funders. Using statistical and econometric techniques, you will analyse the impact of climate change-related policies on businesses. Outcomes of interest might include, inter alia, energy consumption, employment, productivity, profits and innovation activity.
You should have a PhD (or expect to submit a thesis for PhD before the end of 2012) in Environmental Economics, Economics, Econometrics, or a related field and a strong background in empirical analysis. You will be expected to play an active intellectual role in the life of the Grantham Research Institute and Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, including collaborating with other research programmes and with staff at other universities.
Closing date: 18 July 2012
London School of Economics: Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Empirical analysis of climate change policies