PhD Student Position in Environmental and Resource Economics

Technische Universität München
Munich, Germany
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
Apply By: 
10 March 2019
21 days remaining

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The Chair Group of Production and Resource Economics at the TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan and the TUM School of Management offers a Ph.D. Student Position in Environmental and Resource Economics starting at the earliest April 1, 2019. Initial appointment will be 2 years with the possibility of extension. Salary is in accordance with the German State Regulated Public Salary Scale (TV-LE13 2/3).


The successful candidate is expected to actively engage in an international project on the delivery of environmental public goods from farming through effective agri-environment schemes funded under the EU’s H2020 program. The core aspects include

  • assessing farmer adoption/participation in traditional schemes and schemes’ diffusion,
  • evaluating the economic performance of existing schemes,
  • integrated ecological/economic modelling to guide contract design in selected agri-environmental landscapes, and 
  • evaluating results-based innovative schemes.


The applicant should possess:

  • an excellent university degree in economics, applied economics (e.g. agricultural economics, natural resource economics, environmental economics, agribusiness management), or related disciplines;
  • strong analytical and methodological skills with a focus on quantitative data analysis (e.g. econometrics, statistics) as well as qualitative approaches (e.g. in-depth interviewing, survey design, stakeholder analysis);
  • knowledge of agriculture in Europe, of agricultural policy as well as of theories of the provision of ecosystem services and production theory;
  • a high motivation and the ability to work independently with a strong team orientation;
  • an interest in teaching;
  • excellent spoken and written English.

We offer

The Chair Group of Production and Resource Economics offers a stimulating work environment that promotes individual creativity and effective teamwork. More information about the group is available at


Please send a cover letter that explains how this position fits with your experiences and goals, your curriculum vitae, a list of references and copies of key documents (transcripts, degree certificates) in a single PDF to the head of the chair group, Professor Johannes Sauer ( ) by the 10th of March 2019. For additional information on the project and the position, please contact Philipp Mennig ( ).