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August 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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National Center for Environmental Economics
Visiting Research Scholar or Postdoctoral Fellow in CGE Modeling

JOE ID Number: 2017-02_111459478
Date Posted: 11/15/2017
Date Inactive: 01/31/2018
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Visiting Research Scholar or Postdoctoral Fellow in CGE Modeling
Section: Other Nonacademic (Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Salaried, Consulting, Etc.)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
C6 -- Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling
D -- Microeconomics
Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
Q5 -- Environmental Economics
Keywords:
Environmental Economics
Computable General Equilibrium Modeling
Microeconomics and Econometric Modeling
Salary Range: TBD
Full Text of JOE Listing:

EPA’s National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE) is looking to hire a computable general equilibrium (CGE) modeler as a visiting research scholar or a postdoc research fellow for one-year. The selected PhD (must graduate by August 2018) candidate or visiting scholar would have an opportunity to work closely with NCEE economists on policy-relevant research.

NCEE's mission is to advance the theory and practice of economics and risk analysis within EPA (www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-policy-op#NCEE). NCEE is a center of expertise for cutting-edge policy analysis and research in environmental economics (www.epa.gov/economics).

The central focus of this research position is on developing new techniques and tools to incorporate the benefits and costs of environmental regulations in computable general equilibrium models. Introducing complex non-price based policies into CGE models represents a challenge not yet robustly addressed by the economic literature. Similarly, there are serious technical challenges to consider when evaluating the benefits of environmental regulations in an economy wide framework given how they propagate through the economy. May involve development of and analysis with CGE models and/or econometric analysis to inform the calibration of CGE models.

Contact NCEE@epa.gov for more specific information on how to apply, eligibility, contact information, etc. U.S. citizenship or LPR status required.

Application Requirements:
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Job Market Paper
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of Reference
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