Fully-funded PhD opportunity in environmental/agricultural economics

Where: The University of Glasgow, Scotland

Deadline: May 20th 2018

Funding: A generous studentship and travel allowance is available for 3 years, along with tuition fees at UK/EU rates. Start date: ideally by September 2018, but no later than January 2019.

This PhD is focussed on the use of economic methods (notably stated preference choice modelling) to investigate the preferences of (i) UK consumers and (ii) UK farmers for management options which vary in terms of implications for farm animal health and welfare. It will suit a candidate with a strong background training in applied micro economics, agricultural or environmental economics, or someone with good quantitative skills in statistics who is interested in learning about stated preference modelling.

The successful candidate will join a new team in environmental and one health economics within the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, led by Professor Nick Hanley. There are opportunities for training in quantitative modelling approaches, survey design, more general aspects of environmental economics, and simulation/optimisation modelling, as well as in stated preference methods.

The successful candidate will have a good undergraduate honours degree (1st or 2.1) in a relevant subject. A Masters or MRes qualification is an advantage, but not a requirement. The PhD student will be based in Glasgow, but will work closely with all other members of the project team.

Please contact Nick Hanley (Nicholas.Hanley@gla.ac.uk) with all informal information requests.

For further information and to apply online please click here.