Post-Doctoral Researcher in Applied Natural Resource Economics

Chair (W2) of Business Management

University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics

Post-Doctoral Researcher in Applied Natural Resource Economics.

Two-year Post-Doctoral Research Position in Natural Resource Economics working with Regents Professor Stephen Polasky (Applied Economics), researchers with the Natural Capital Project based at the Institute on the Environment in St. Paul, and the Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) in Duluth.   

The Natural Capital Project is a research collaboration among the University of Minnesota, Stanford University, The Nature Conservancy, the World Wildlife Fund, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The mission of the Natural Capital Project is to work to integrate the value nature provides to society into all major decisions with the ultimate objective to improve the well-being of all people and nature by motivating greater and more targeted natural capital investments.

The successful candidate will conduct research on topics in applied natural resource economics relevant to northern Minnesota. A major focus of the position will be to conduct research on the full suite of market and non-market benefits and costs associated with development and use of natural resources.

Essential qualifications include a Ph.D. in natural resource, environmental or ecological economics or related degree with experience in integrated economic and natural science modeling; experience working with interdisciplinary teams; good communication skills; a record of scientific achievement as indicated by a publication record and external funding commensurate with time since PhD; and excellent quantitative ability.

The full position description and application procedure are available at  Search on job number 326764.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For further information contact Steve Polasky at




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