JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018
Colorado State University
Position Title/Short Description
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado, UNITED STATES
D8 -- Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty
Q1 -- Agriculture
Q2 -- Renewable Resources and Conservation
C6 -- Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling
Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Colorado State University (CSU) is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in the area of natural resource economics (focus on insurance and water use). The selected individual will work with Dale Manning and Chris Goemans at CSU, and with Roger Claassen at the USDA Economic Research Service. Approximately one-third of the fellow’s time will be spent in Washington, DC, merging confidential, field-level crop insurance data with newly developed remote sensing data on land use and groundwater pumping. These data will be used to develop empirical models explaining crop insurance enrollment and its impact on land and water use. An optimization model will be developed that describes the dynamic incentives created by current crop insurance programs. Results will be used to examine the implications of crop insurance on current conservation initiatives being implemented at both federal and local levels.
The position is funded through a USDA NIFA grant. The individual will work closely with researchers on an interdisciplinary multi-institutional USDA Coordinated Agricultural Project. Collaboration with another CSU Postdoctoral Fellow in water economics will be encouraged. The current position can leverage data, stakeholder relationships, and institutional knowledge created through this complementary work. US citizenship is required.
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