Postdoc in transport economics

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 23 Mar 2024

29 Feb 2024
Job Information

Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Research Field

Economics » Microeconomics
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

23 Mar 2024 - 22:00 (UTC)
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Not funded by an EU programme
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Offer Description
Department of Economics
We are seeking a post-doctoral researcher to boost our team, and to contribute to an ongoing project focused on policy to reduce carbon emissions from the Swedish car fleet. The core of the project is to develop – using a unique micro-dataset – a rigorous, structural model linking the used and new car markets, and to use that model to help design an optimal scrappage subsidy to get older cars off the road.

The environmental economics group –  – is seeking a post-doctoral researcher to boost the research team. The successful applicant will be expected to develop their own research in the area of environmental and natural resource economics, and to contribute to an ongoing project – Scrap and Grab: Should Sweden introduce a vehicle scrappage subsidy?  – focused on optimal design of a scrappage subsidy for older cars with a view to reducing carbon emissions from the car fleet.  The project will assemble, and use, a unique micro-dataset of used car prices, which together with a micro-data set of vehicle registration, VKT (Vehicle Kilometers Travelled) and household register data, will be used to develop a rigorous, structural model to link the used and new car markets. Note that the position as a postdoctoral researcher implies at least 80 percent research. 


Successful applicants must have completed a PhD in economics, or be expecting to complete their PhD by September 2024. Applicants should normally have completed their PhD no more than three years before the application deadline. Candidates must have strong competence in microeconomics and applied microeconometrics, and significant experience using econometrics packages such as STATA or R. Knowledge and experience in the following three areas are advantageous but not essential: (i) working with register data or other detailed household micro-data sets; (ii) structural econometrics and discrete choice methods with simulation; (iii) environmental economics. The ability to work constructively in a small group is essential. Successful applicants are also expected to be self-motivated, driven and to be able to work independently on (some aspects of) the project.

About us

At the Department of Economics, research and teaching are conducted in the subjects economics and business studies. The department has master's and bachelor programs in economics, and a PhD program. Priority areas in economics are 1) environment and natural resources  and 2) agricultural economics.

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Place of work

Uppsala or Umeå

Form of employment

Post-doctoral employment, 2 years, with a possibility to extend to 4 years employment in total.



Starting date

By agreement, but ideally no later than September 2024.


We welcome your application no later than 24 March 2024, please use the button below.

The application must be written in English and contain: a personal letter describing yourself and your match to the above-mentioned project; a CV describing your education, publications and relevant work experience; a job-market paper showcasing your abilities and interests (or a link to such a paper); the names and contact details of at least two referees.

Union representatives

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) has a key role in the development for sustainable life, based on science and education. Through our focus on the interaction between humans, animals and ecosystems and the responsible use of natural resources, we contribute to sustainable societal development and good living conditions on our planet. Our main campuses are located in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, however, the university also operates at research stations, experimental forests and teaching sites throughout Sweden.

SLU has around 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and doctoral students and a turnover of over SEK 3 billion. We are investing in attractive environments on all of our campuses. We strive to provide a work environment characterised by inclusivity and gender equality, where different experiences generate conversations between people and pave the way for science, creativity and development. Therefore, we welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

Research Field
Education Level
PhD or equivalent


Research Field
Economics » Microeconomics
Years of Research Experience
1 - 4

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Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Postal Code
Almas Alle 8

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Almas Alle 8
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