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Economics of cooperation for land conservation PhD Scholarship
A PhD scholarship is available as part of an international research project titled Redesigning Landcare Policy to better coordinate land conservation across landholders. The position would be based at UWA, in Perth, Western Australia, and would last for three years, with a possible six-month extension. The starting date is flexible but would preferably be as soon as possible (the project has already started). The position comes with a PhD stipend of AUD $35,000 per annum and an extra AUD 17,500 if a six-month extended is needed. Paid teaching and tutoring work could be available if the candidate requested it to gain some experience.  The PhD topic will involve studying how landholders can be encouraged to cooperate more to achieve cross-boundary environmental outcomes that require landholders to spatially coordinate their activities. The PhD candidate is expected to contribute towards this goal by investigating a particular aspect of the problem: how to relate theoretical modelling and experimental results that can inform us of the conditions under which social norms can positively enhance the effects of economic incentives. To test model assumptions, experiments with students and others will need to be programmed and run, either in a lab or on-line. This work will be done in parallel to other project work carried out in the field in Australia and elsewhere, as part of an international team.Contact: [email protected]
Payment type
Fortnightly Stipend
Value unit
Per annum
Basis of award
Academic Achievement
Hold a Masters or Honours degree in, and have a strong interest in the field of Social cooperation/social network problems, or Experimental and behavioural economics, or Economics of agriculture and environment, or any mix of these or other closely related areas, and have experience in applied econometrics or statistics. Not mandatory but an advantage would be having some computer programming experience (e.g. Python, R, or similar) and having some research exposure in the areas listed above.
Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, International
Study area
Social Sciences
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University of Western Australia
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