Pre-call announcement: Centres Competition 2020

In April 2020 the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is planning to announce an open competition for Research Centres. The competition will be open to applications of excellent quality in any area of social science within the ESRC remit. The call will also include a highlight notice in the area of demographic change, in particular ‘connecting generations’.

Research Centres are major ESRC strategic investments. In addition to taking forward an ambitious research agenda and making significant economic and/or societal impact, they add value by increasing research infrastructure, building capacity, encouraging interdisciplinary working in social science and beyond, and enabling research collaboration in the UK and internationally.

Research Centre funding is aimed at experienced research leaders who require longer-term or extended support for research groups, inter-institutional research networks, programmes of research, medium to large surveys, other infrastructure or methodological developments, or any related larger-scale projects. Research Centres also have a distinct role in supporting the development of early career researchers and building new research capacity. They are expected to be high-impact investments over the longer term.

The ESRC will be investing up to £45m 100% full economic cost (fEC) over five years through the open element of this Centres Competition, with up to a further £10m 100% fEC for the highlight notice. The competition is for proposals ranging from £2.5 million to £10 million 100% fEC with a term of up to five years. ESRC will meet 80% of the full economic costs on proposals submitted. It is anticipated that ESRC will fund up to five Centres under the open call and a further Centre under the highlight notice. All proposals to this call must be led by a researcher at an eligible UK Research Organisation (RO) and will need to be submitted through the Research Councils’ Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) system.

We anticipate considerable interest in this competition which will be run as a two-stage application process and, as in previous competitions, we will ask ROs to limit the number of applications to support the most competitive bids. We will be looking for evidence of long term institutional commitment, including additional financial resources from the RO to extend the work programme beyond the 100% fEC funding requested.

Highlight notice

Dedicated funds will be available to support a Centre in the area of demographic change, in particular ‘connecting generations’. It is our expectation that the successful Centre will seek to address aims set out under the Changing Populations priority area of the ESRC 2019 Delivery Plan (https://www.ukri.org/files/about/dps/esrc-dp-2019/). Specifically, the Centre will fulfil our commitment to a Connecting Generations programme that expands research on demographic change and its consequences for transfers between generations.

We are currently working to finalise the scope for the highlight notice and this will be made available alongside the full call when it is published.

Provisional timetable

Full guidance on eligibility, closing dates, how to apply to the call and assessment criteria will be published on the ESRC website in April 2020. A provisional timetable is shown below.

  • Call published – April 2020
  • Deadline for submitting outline proposals – June 2020
  • Deadline for submitting full proposals – January 2021
  • Award start date –  October 2021

Further information

Enquiries about this announcement can be sent to . However, please note we will not be able to provide additional information about the call in advance of its publication.

Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor of Environment, Energy or Development Economics (tenure track) Tufts University

The Department of Economics invites applications to fill a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting September 1, 2020.  Candidates for this position should have research and teaching interests related to Environment, Energy or Development Economics and will be expected to teach and advise doctoral students in the economics and public policy Ph.D. program offered jointly by the Economics Department and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Candidates should possess potential for significant research accomplishment and excellence in teaching. They should have a Ph.D. or expect to receive their Ph.D. prior to the start of the appointment.

To apply, all candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a job market paper via Interfolio, at http://apply.interfolio.com/69029. Candidates should have three writers of reference letters submit their letters directly to Interfolio.

Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Debra Knox, Department Administrator at .

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Nottingham-RIDGE Doctoral Scholarship

The University of Nottingham and the Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics (RIDGE) invites Latin American students with a master’s degree in economics to submit their application to do a PhD in Economics at the University of Nottingham with full funding (fees + annual stipend of (approx. £ 17,000) in exchange for a relatively low time consuming teaching or research assistance.

The Nottingham University School of Economics is considered one of the best economics departments in the world. According to the IDEAS-RePEc ranking, Nottingham is 35 in the world, 11 in Europe and 5 in the United Kingdom. Its researchers cover a wide variety of topics and fields of economics and publish in the best international journals. It is particularly strong in the fields of Behavioural Economics (top 2 worldwide), International Economics (top 24 worldwide, top 6 in Europe) and Political Economy (top 24, top 6 in Europe), and more recently in Macroeconomics. More information about the Nottingham School of Economics can be found at https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/economics/ and about the doctoral program at https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/pgstudy/course/research/economics-phd

To apply for the scholarship, the following requirements must be met: • Master’s degree. • ELTS of 7.0 (not less than 6.0 for each component) or a score greater than 25 in TOELF. The closing date for applications is January 15, 2020.

Interested applicants must submit their applications via the website http://www.ridge.uy/nottingham-ridge-doctoral-scholarship-form including a CV, qualifications obtained in the degree and Master’s degree, Master’s thesis, 2 letters of reference and a cover letter.

The cover letter should include the motivation to do a PhD in Economics and a possible research topic and respective literature. Selected candidates must submit a formal application. For more information on it please visit: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/pgstudy/how-to-apply/research.aspx

Postdoctoral Scholar-Natural Resource Economics & Political Economy, University of California Berkeley

Recruitment Period
Open September 26th, 2019 through Monday, Dec 2, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Description
The University of California, Berkeley invites applications for the 20202021 S.V. CiriacyWantrup Postdoctoral Fellowships awarded by the College of Natural Resources.

The S.V. CiriacyWantrup Postdoctoral Fellowships in Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy will be awarded for the 202021 academic year to support advanced research at the University of California, Berkeley. For the purposes of this fellowship, natural resources are defined broadly to include environmental resources. The fellowship encourages, but is not limited to, policyoriented research.

For more information, please visit: http://nature.berkeley.edu/site/ciriacy.php

Basic Qualifications (At the time of application):

  • Advanced degree or enrolled in advanced degree program at the time of application

Additional Qualifications (By start date):

  • PhD, JD, (or equivalent international degree) required by the appointment start date
  • The candidate may have no more than four years of postdegree research experience by start date

Preferred Qualifications (By start date):

  • Applications are open to scholars from any social science discipline and related professional fields such as law and planning, who will make significant contributions to research on natural resource economics broadly defined. Preference will be given to proposals whose orientation is broadly institutional and/or historical, and which are conceptually and theoretically innovative. Proposals with a primarily statistical or econometric purpose are not eligible for consideration.

Appointment:
The expected start date for the Fellowship is September 1, 2020. The initial appointment will be at 100% time for one year, with renewal based on performance and funding availability.

Salary and Benefits:
The fellowship is $60,350 annually.
Generous benefits are included: (http://vspa.berkeley.edu/postdocs). UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.

To Apply:
Please visit https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02299
Specific questions regarding this recruitment can be directed to Ruxin Liu at ruxinl@berkeley.edu.

The total duration of an individual’s postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at other institutions.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research or teaching.

Job location Berkeley, CA Learn More More information about this recruitment: https://nature.berkeley.edu/academics/ciriacy-wantrup

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor University of North Texas

The Department of Economics at the University of North Texas invites applicants for an assistant/ associate professor position in Economics beginning in Fall 2020. Desired fields are in applied regional development, regional theory, urban economics, transportation economics, spatial modeling or spatial econometrics. Applicants must have a strong desire for applied research and a proven funding record. The person hired will be the assistant director of the Economic Research Group. The position carries a reduced teaching load and the salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and degree held. Please direct any questions to the search committee chair, Professor Michael Carroll, Department of Economics, , 940-565-4049.

Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in economics or related field by August 31, 2020.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Assistant or Associate Professor in Economics, University of Kentucky

The Department of Economics seeks to fill a position at either the advanced assistant or associate level. The department has six areas of specialization offered in our graduate program: Macroeconomics, International Economics, Public Economics, Labor Economics, Industrial Organization, and Health/Environmental Economics. The successful candidate may be ABD with expected completion of PhD by Fall 2020 or a PhD in economics or related field. While we welcome outstanding applicants from any of these fields, preference will be given to applicants with a focus on Industrial Organization. We seek faculty with an appointment at the associate (with tenure) or advanced assistant professor (tenure track) rank. The successful candidate must have a strong record of scholarly accomplishment and teaching.

Appointee will be an affiliate of the Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise. The mission of the institute is to generate intellectually rigorous, policy-relevant research and open dialogues to understand how free enterprise affects peoples’ lives and the societal well-being. Active participation in the institute’s activities, which include disseminating research to the public and hosting events featuring external speakers, is expected. More information may be found at http://isfe.uky.edu/

Consideration of applications and interviews will occur beginning October 15th, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. If the position is not filled prior to the ASSA meetings, interviews may be conducted there.

Applications must include the following: CV, cover letter, and writing sample. Please also provide the names and contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit reference letters from your contacts within the employment system.

For more information about the Economics department visit http://gatton.uky.edu/economics and visit http://isfe.uky.edu/ for the Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise or contact Professor Charles Courtemanche ().

Over the last 95 years, UK’s Gatton College of Business and Economics has been preparing principled leaders for the global economy, producing high quality, influential research, and supporting economic growth in Kentucky and beyond. Accredited by the AACSB, Gatton proudly offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional business and economics degrees and certificates. We are housed in a recently renovated 220,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility where the college accommodates the fastest growing enrollment on UK’s campus, expected to reach over 4,000 Students by fall of 2019. Through teaching, research, and outreach, the Gatton College has a direct, tangible influence on the lives of Kentucky’s citizens and people around the world.

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Berkeley

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open November 1st, 2019 through Monday, Dec 2, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

DESCRIPTION

The Department of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications at the assistant professor rank (100% time), with an expected start date of July 1, 2020. The field is open.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and Department of Economics. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.

ENTRY LEVEL – Assistant Professor Applicants

Basic Qualifications (required at the time of application)

Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a PhD (or equivalent international) degree-granting program at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) in Economics or a related field completed by date of appointment preferred.

Please apply to: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02408

Applicants should arrange for the submission of three (3) letters of recommendation and will have the option to submit one (1) additional letter of recommendation.

LATERAL LEVEL- Assistant Professor Applicants

Basic Qualifications (required at the time of application):

Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a PhD (or equivalent international) degree-granting program at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) in Economics or a related field; hold an active tenure-track faculty position.

Please apply to: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02408

Lateral applicants should provide contact information for three (3) letters of recommendation and will have the option to provide contact information for one (1) additional letter of recommendation.

Referees will only be contacted if you are a finalist for the position, and the Department of Economics will seek your permission before doing so.

All letters of recommendation that are solicited by the Department will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality, http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html, prior to submitting their letters.

DEADLINE:

Applications for both levels (entry & lateral) of the Assistant Professor search (JPF02408) must be received by: December 2, 2019

Please direct questions to: .

U.C. Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

JOB LOCATION

Berkeley, CA

Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor, University of North Texas

The Department of Economics at the University of North Texas invites applications for an assistant professor position beginning fall 2020. Candidates must either have a Ph.D. in economics or provide evidence that they will have completed their Ph.D. in economics by August 2020. Desired fields include the applied microeconomics and applied econometrics areas of urban, regional, labor or environmental economics. Applicants must have a desire to excel in both research and teaching. Salary is competitive.
For best consideration, please apply by November 17, 2019.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in economics or related field by August 2020.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

More information

ESRC-ICSSR Call for Collaborative Research: The future of UK-Indian trade and cross border investment in a changing global environment

The Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) invite joint applications for collaborative projects between Indian and UK researchers focusing on the future of India-UK trade and investment relations in the context of a changing global environment (exemplified not least by the UK’s prospective departure from the European Union and threats to the global trading system posed by an apparent drift towards protectionism). In particular, the funders wish to encourage projects that identify the challenges and opportunities associated with strengthening India-UK bilateral trade and investment relations against this changing international environment, together with the associated policy alternatives facing both countries if they are to take full advantage of the potential for closer mutually beneficial engagement in the trade and investment spheres.

The call is now open and the deadline for applications is 5 December 2019. Projects must be no more than 36 months in duration and successful awards will be jointly announced in April 2020.

Further information can be found on the ESRC website: https://esrc.ukri.org/funding/funding-opportunities/esrc-icssr-call-for-collaborative-research-the-future-of-uk-indian-trade-and-cross-border-investment-in-a-changing-global-environment/

Research Analyst

The Peterson Institute for International Economics, a leading think tank located at Dupont Circle, Washington, DC, seeks a full-time research analyst to work with Dr Chad P. Bown on projects on international trade policy and trade agreements.

Responsibilities include collecting and analyzing economic data, producing charts and graphs for publication and presentations, doing econometric analysis, reviewing policy texts, writing literature reviews, and summarizing results.

Applicants should have a solid understanding of international economics and policy, strong knowledge of econometrics, proficiency with Stata, good writing skills, and attention to detail. Applicants should also be self-driven and demonstrate professional maturity.

In addition to a resume and three references, applicants should also submit a recent writing sample.

The Institute offers a professional work environment, a competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Please email applications to  with the subject line “RA-International Trade Policy.” No phone calls please.

For more: https://www.piie.com/about/employment/full-time-research-analyst

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