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PhD student, Economics with special emphasis on forest policy // 23 June 2021

The Department of Forest Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Umeå campus, is inviting applications for a PhD student position in economics with special emphasis on forest policy. The student will engage in the study of sustainable management of forest resources, applying economic principles combined with policy analysis. In this context, forest resource management can range from forest owner decisions, societal benefits of forests, to industry-level behaviors responding to public policies, to the value of forest ecosystem services. The candidate will be part of a research project, focusing on forest policy and stakeholder analysis related to forest ecosystem services and climate change mitigation. Candidates are encouraged to review research conducted by the Principal supervisor of the candidate, Dr. Camilla Widmark, Associate Professor. The PhD candidate will be involved in interdisciplinary work, develop research topic that expands the state-of-knowledge integrating economics, policy and forest resource management; developing relevant research questions, developing a theoretical framework and an appropriate research design; writing scientific manuscripts and compile a PhD thesis for examination. Course work is also included in the PhD program. PhD candidates are evaluated continously.

Institution: Department of Forest Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Closing date: 23 June 2021
Duty station: Umeå, Sweden
Contact:  Dr. Camilla Widmark, Associate Professor, https://internt.slu.se/cv-originalen/camilla-widmark1/

Details:  https://www.slu.se/en/about-slu/work-at-slu/jobs-vacancies/, Ref SLU.ua.2021.2.5.1-1861

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