Monthly Archives: April 2008

Summer School on Discrete Choice Model 7-18 July

Nicola Cantore informs via RESECON that “the Department of Agricultural Economics and Engineering at the University of Bologna (Italy) is organising an international summer school about discrete choice models.”

The summer school Discrete Choice Models: Theory and Applications to Environment, Landscape, Transportation and Marketing will take place in Imola (Bologna, Italy), 7-18 July .

The teaching staff is

Beginners module (July 7-11)

Advanced module (July 14-18)

More information here.

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Two PhD studentships in environmental economics and policy analysis

Corrado DI Maria informs via RESECON, that is,  via the Land and Resource Economics Network: 

The School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy of University College Dublin, has two vacancies for (fully funded) PhD students.

About the School

The School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy (GPEP) is a dynamic research and learning environment based at University College Dublin, Ireland’s premier university. GPEP is the only university department in Ireland specialising in research and teaching in environmental policy and economics. To address the pressing international, national and local challenges in implementing sustainable development and improving quality of life via environmental policy and spatial planning, GPEP endeavours to provide the very best in terms of multidisciplinary teaching and research, and, in doing so, playing an important role in contributing to evidence-based policymaking and practice. The candidate would join a dynamic team of interdisciplinary PhD students in the framework of UCD’s PhD in Sustainable Development (please see http://www.ucd.ie/phdsust/).

Job requirements

Candidates should hold an MA or MSc degree in economics, econometrics or related fields. Depending on their background and prior training, candidates may be required to complete additional graduate courses in their first year of appointment. Research should lead to a PhD thesis as well as to publications in international refereed journals.

Remuneration and facilities

Funding will cover fees and a stipend in the range of EUR15,000-19,000 p.a. (net). Additional funds may be available for travelling to international conferences and research visits. Positions are full-time with funding contingent on annual evaluations. Successful candidates will be provided with computing and office facilities and will be joining a dynamic team of young researchers.

Application procedure

Application requirements and procedures are detailed at http://www.ucd.ie/phdsust/index.php/Admissions.html

Contact

Sue Murphy, PhD Programme Administrator
UCD Urban Institute Ireland,
University College Dublin, Richview,
Dublin 14, Ireland.
uii.admin@ucd.ie

JEL Classifications: O, Q, R.

Applications must be received by 12 noon May 31st, 2008″

Journal for Economic Educators

The Spring 2008 issue of the Journal for Economic Educators is now available at http://www.mtsu.edu/~jee/issues.html . The Journal is freely available with no subscription or
download fees.

This is the first issue under Christopher C. Klein’s editorship. Klein writes to Teach-Econ:

The Journal has suffered from neglect for several years, but I am trying to reverse that trend and improve quality at the same time. Check it out. Spread the word. I am also looking for articles for future issues.

JEE publishes articles of interest to teachers of economics (and finance!) from high school through the Ph. D. level, including high quality undergraduate student research. Articles are double-blind, peer-reviewed. I hope you all will consider submitting suitable articles to JEE and encourage others to do so, as well. There are no submission fees.