Applied Economist: Ecological/ Environmental/ Behavioural Economics

The James Hutton Institute - Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences

Fixed term - 3 years Tenure Track

We are looking for a highly motivated applied economist to join the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences (SEGS) group. The successful candidate will contribute to our well-established research agenda on values, choices and behaviour related to ecosystem services and land use change in Scotland and internationally. This is a three year appointment with tenure track.

Applicants must have a PhD (e.g., in ecological economics, environmental economics, behavioural economics or another relevant discipline) and demonstrable experience in applied economic analysis. An awareness of land management issues in Scotland and expertise in one particular topic area (e.g. multiple benefits from land use, biodiversity, soil management, food choices) is highly desirable as are skills in one or more of the following: cost benefit analysis, cost effectiveness analysis, behavioural modelling (e.g., agent-based), policy analysis and/or discrete choice analysis. Experience with other approaches, including qualitative methods, would be an advantage. The post might also suit a psychologist or other social scientist with an interest in these perspectives. A willingness to work in interdisciplinary teams with natural scientists and other social scientists is essential.

Further information is available from For informal enquiries please contact Anja Byg

This post will be based in Aberdeen with some requirements to travel within the UK and potentially also abroad.       

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