PhD position in Economics to Investigate Nature-Based Solutions

The Institute of Environmental Planning at Leibniz Universität Hannover invites applications for a PhD position in Economics to be appointed as soon as possible. The position is limited to up to 5 years. Successful applicants will contribute to the research group PlanSmart, exploring innovative approaches to planning and implementing nature-based solutions for resilient development of metropolitan regions. PlanSmart focusses on water-borne challenges, cooperates with the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) and is funded through the program for Social-Ecological Research by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Responsibilities include investigating economic effects of nature-based solutions, including the modelling of economic risks and impacts and benefit-costs-ratios of solution options. Methods for empirical assessment and monetary and non-monetary economic valuation of technical and nature-based solutions shall be developed and new funding models such as green bonds shall be explored. The dissertation will be supervised by Prof. Dr. Reimund Schwarze at the European-University Viadrina (EUV) in Frankfurt/Oder.

The deadline for applications is April 21, 2016. For the complete post click here.