PhD position in Environmental Economics, Department of Economics, University of Kiel

The department of economics, Chair of Environmental and Energy Economics at Kiel Univer-sity, offers a position for

a PhD position

with a three year fixed term appointment starting September 1st, 2018, or later. The salary is based on the German public pay scale (TV-L 13) with a weekly workload corresponding to a three-fourth position with 29,025 hours.

Area of Activity:
The position in the collaborative project GoCoase – Governing climate change adaptation at the Baltic Sea Coast is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The objective of GoCoase is to evaluate different adaptation paths to climate change impacts on the German Baltic Sea coast at the regional level. Together with two sen-ior researchers, the successful applicant will investigate the economic effects of protections measures. This includes the design, implementation and analysis of a choice experiment and a cost-benefit analysis of the measures.

You should have:

  • An excellent degree in economics (or a comparable subject),
  • Interest in quantitative research, in particular in the field of environmental eco-nomics,
  • Skills in data analysis is desirable but not a pre-requisite,
  • Excellent command of the Germany and English language, both written and spo-ken,
  • Cooperativeness, i.e., ability to work in a team,
  • Independence and commitment

What we offer:

  • A challenging and interesting research position with the possibility to shape your own research profile,
  • A sound academic supervision of the dissertation work,
  • Admission to the PhD program Quantitative Economics with a challenging course program (
  • A stimulating academic environment with numerous researchers in the field of en-vironmental and resource economics
  • More information on the research done in the working group and current research projects can be found in the internet:

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Katrin Rehdanz, email:

The University of Kiel is an equal opportunity employer, aiming to increase the proportion of women in science. Applications by women are particularly welcome. Female applicants will be treated with priority if their qualifications and achievements are equal to those of male ap-plicants.

The University of Kiel has an equal opportunities policy for persons with recognized disabili-ties. Disabled persons with the necessary qualifications will therefore be given priority. Applications by people with a migration background are particularly welcomed.

Please send your application in one PDF document including motivation letter, CV, study cer-tificates and at least one reference letter before July 5th, 2018 to

Kiel University Institute for Economics, Chair of Environmental and Energy Economics Prof. Dr. Katrin Rehdanz
for the attention of Ms Hille Rowehl, E-mail:

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