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Early Stage Researcher (PhD student) in Economics

Eurac Research is an applied research centre located in Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy, in a surrounding offering a high quality of life. The Institute for Renewable Energy conducts applied research on how to produce energy using advanced energy systems based on sustainable energy sources, how to manage them and reduce their consumption. The Urban and Regional Energy Systems group with its multidisciplinary composition supports urban and regional decision makers in the energy transition towards a fully sustainable energy system. 

As part of the Horizon2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), Innovative Training Networks (ITN),  the Smart-BEEjS Human-Centric Energy Districts: Smart Value Generation by Building Efficiency and Energy Justice for Sustainable Living project has been awarded. Smart BEEjS invites applications for 15 Marie Sklodowska Curie fellowships starting in October 2019. The successful candidates will join the project as early stage researchers (ESRs) for three years with the possibility to enrol to a PhD programme.

As of October the 1st 2019, the following Marie Sklodowska Curie fellowship will be assigned:

Testing Behaviourally Informed interventions to tackle Energy Poverty in Social Housing Districts.

The objective of the project is to explore insights from Behavioural Economics to help policy makers understand and target the behavioural mechanisms that hinder an effective transition to Positive Energy Districts (PEDs) needed to tackle energy poverty in social housing areas. The ESR will design and conduct laboratory and field experiments drawing from behavioural economics, and propose evidence-based policy advice to create PEDs.

The successful applicant will be based at Eurac Research (Bozen/Bolzano – Italy) and will be enrolled at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum http://rgs-econ.org/






Specific Fellowship Requirements:

  • Graduate degree at the MA level (or equivalent) in economics, behavioural economics or econometrics.
  • Training in advanced microeconomics, behavioural economics and econometric method.
  • Knowledge of experimental economics and skills to use statistical software (e.g. Stata).


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How to apply:


Eurac Research
Institute for Renewable Energy  

Viale Druso 1 – 39100 Bolzano
nives.dellavalle@eurac.edu- www.eurac.edu
Tel: +39 0
471 055 711 

For further information please contact Nives Della Valle: Tel: +39 0471 055 711



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