12296 – Empirical Economics and Data Science

  • 31/03/2021

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 Institute’s 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 worldwide network of research institutions engaged in climate economics, energy systems, sustainability transitions, and policy evaluation. EIEE promotes a highly interdisciplinary, international and collaborative research experience.

EIEE is encouraging applications of junior researchers interested in Empirical economics and data science, and in general in climate economics, digitalization and the environment, behavioural environmental economics, integrated assessment modelling, climate finance, just transition. EIEE project portfolio include grants from the European Research Council (ERC).

We are seeking strong empirical economists and data scientists to work on the interconnection between disruptive digital technologies and climate change mitigation. The candidate will apply econometric and data analytics techniques to evaluate the economic impacts of digital technologies in three key hard-to-decarbonize sectors: industry, transport and buildings. The ideal candidate for this position has a strong interest in the study of innovation, and particularly digitalization and climate-related technologies; holds (or is close to completing) a PhD in data science, applied statistics, economics, policy analysis, innovation studies, public economics or related areas of research; and shows a good track record in data science and/or applied economics. Previous experience in researching these topics and a proven publication track 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 vibrant design district (@ BASE). The selected candidate will interact with researchers of different research background and 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.

Assignments are expected to be in early-mid 2021. 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 centers in Europe.

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 will then be required to submit two letters of recommendation. Interviews will be conducted on the 2020 Virtual European Job Market and on a rolling basis until the position is filled. For any further information or clarification, please contact [email protected].


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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