9375 – Research Positions in the macro-area of Digitalization and Environmental Economics (RFF-CMCC EIEE)

  • 31/03/2020


The RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE) is a research institute co-founded in 2018 by Resources for the Future (RFF) and the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC). The institutes mission is to improve environmental, energy, and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement. The Institute is committed to being a central focal point for research insights and policy solutions within Europe, and connecting that work internationally. This is achieved by combining excellence in environmental and energy economics with the climate science and policy competences. EIEE has strong ties with a world-wide network of research institutions engaged in environmental research, climate change, and economics allow for a very interactive, collaborative and interdisciplinary work and research experience.

RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment is currently encouraging applications for several junior and senior researcher positions in the macro-area of research Digitalization and Environmental Economics.

The successful applicants will be working within the ERC Starting Grant 2D4D, “Disruptive Digitalization for Decarbonization”. The aim of the project is to quantify the technical and socio-economic impacts of digital technologies in three key hard-to-decarbonize sectors: industry, transport and buildings. To this end, the project will apply multi-methods approaches including econometric analysis, big data analytics, qualitative case studies, expert elicitations and quantitative methods. Therefore, a variety of academic backgrounds will be considered for this position, including, but not limited to, empirical economist, innovation system analysts, economic geographers, public policy analysts.

The ideal candidates hold (or are close to completing) a PhD in economics, policy analysis, innovation studies, public economics or related areas of research. Previous experience with multi-method research approaches, as well as a solid publication record, will be particularly valued. An excellent command of written and spoken English is essential for these positions.

Belonging to legally protected categories (ex L. 68/99) will constitute a preferential condition.

Duties will be carried out in Milan (Italy) in the heart of the vibrant design district (@ BASE). The selected candidate will interact with researchers of different nationalities. She/he will focus on writing top quality scientific papers, will be engaged in a global network and will have the chance to attend major conferences.

Assignment are expected to being in early-mid 2020. The appointment period will be initially of one year, renewable for up to two more years. The gross salary will be based on qualification and working experience and competitive with major research centres in Europe.

Applicants should register to CMCC JAM (Job Application Manager) website and fill the online form following the link below:


Applicants should upload a single document containing the detailed curriculum vitae, contact information of two references, the full list of publications, and the job market paper or a writing sample. Applied researchers doing data analysis or coding please also attach a code example (max. two pages of any *.do/*.R/*.gms/*.py/*.m/*.jl code written by the applicant pasted into a text document).

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and are then required to also submit two letters of recommendation. For any further information, please contact job@eiee.org.

Applicants responding to this posting declare that they have read, understood and agreed to the “Official Rule for the CMCC Personnel recruitment”.

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