Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Ph.D. scholarship available at Goettingen University, Germany

PhD Scholarship in Development Economics or Agricultural Economics
There is one PhD scholarship (1/2 TVL E13, research position) funded by the newly-built Courant Research Center “Poverty, Inequality and Growth in Developing Countries” at the University of Goettingen, Germany. This center is mainly focusing on the broad issues in developing and transition economies. This PhD position is expected to closely work with the Junior Research Group ‘Agricultural Economics/Rural Development’, and other members in the center as well, while fulfilling the requirements for the PhD degree (Economics, Agricultural Economics or Statistics). 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 / Email: ) by July 6, 2009, or until the position is filled. All materials must be in English.
The Position could start immediately. More information about the Courant Research Center-PEG could be found in the center homepage:
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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