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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

TweetThis! One PhD Position in Economics/Agricultural Economics at the University of Goettingen

University of Goettingen (Germany)

Type of Position:Graduate / Research Assistant
JEL Classification(s):C, D, F, H, I, J, L, M, N, O, Q, R
Type of Institution:University / College
Institution:University of Goettingen
Application Deadline:July 15, 2009

Contact:Yu, Xiaohua
Courant Research Center-PEG, University of Goettingen

There is one PhD-student opening (Half Position) who will be funded in the newly-built Courant Research Center "Poverty, Inequality and Growth in Developing Countries" at the University of Goettingen. The funding will cover at least three years or until this person complete his PhD degree.

The basic requirements include:
• A master (or Diploma in Germany) degree in agricultural economics, economics, statistics, business management, mathematics or other closely-related fields;
• Good ability and motivation to acquire quantitative and statistical methods;
• Good oral and written command of both English and German language;
(Our working language is English).
• Strong research passion on broad issues, such as, poverty and inequality in developing countries, in particular, in African, Asian, and Eastern, European countries;
• Pursuing a career of academic professions after completing the Ph.D. degree.

The selection would depend on the candidate's research potential and the research proposal. The research topics include, but do not limit in:
• Consumer behaviors, food safety and nutritional status
• Agricultural production, efficiency and technological innovations

Risk share and contracts in agricultural economics
• Price transmissions in space and time
• Environment, resource use and economic growth
• Demographic changes, health and economic development
• Applied econometrics.

Please send (1) a full CV including the contact information of two academic referees,
(2) transcripts, and (3) a research proposal (two or three pages); and if possible, master thesis or a writing sample to Dr. Xiaohua YU (Tel:+49-551-3910678 / Mailto: xyu@gwdg.de) by July 6, 2009, or until the position is filled.

All materials must be in English. The position could start immediately.

More information in: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/82144.html

The Georg-August University is committed to an equal opportunities policy in the recruitment and selection of staff. It therefore seeks to increase the participation of women in areas in which they are currently underrepresented and therefore explicitly urges women to apply. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favored.


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