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FINLAWMETRICS 2008 - MISSING * Conference Announcement

RISKS: NEW CHALLENGES FOR

REGULATION AND SUPERVISION

 

2ND SINGAPORE ECONOMIC THEORY * Call For Papers

ANNUAL WORKSHOP

 

3RD ITALIAN CONGRESS OF ECONOMETRICS * Call For Papers

AND EMPIRICAL ECONOMICS (ICEEE 2009)

 

UNIVERSITY OF ROME 'TOR VERGATA' * Master of Science

in Economics

 

UNIVERSITY OF ROME 'TOR VERGATA' * Master of Science in

European Economy and

Business Law

 

INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR * Head, Economics and

CONSERVATION OF NATURE the Environment Programme

 

INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR * Programme Officer,

CONSERVATION OF NATURE Economics and Environment

 

INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY * Postdoctoral Fellow

RESEARCH INSTITUTE (IFPRI)

 

HANKUK UNIVERSITY OF FOREIGN * Professorship in

STUDIES Economics

 

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY * Faculty Positions

in Economics

 

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FINLAWMETRICS 2008

 

MISSING RISKS:

NEW CHALLENGES FOR REGULATION AND SUPERVISION

 

12-13 June, Bocconi University

Rooms 24-25 Via Sarfatti, 25

 

 

AIM:

 

After two editions (2006 and 2007), Finlawmetrics has been

establishing itself as a unique and original forum for

analysis and discussion of the most relevant issues related

to the evolution of the economics of financial regulation

and supervision. This year, in the wake of subprime

squeeze, new challenges have emerged for the design of

financial regulation and supervision. The Steering

Committee welcomed empirical, institutional and comparative

papers that shed light on the different causes of and

consequences for regulation and supervision, of this recent

financial turmoil.

 

 

STEERING COMMITTEE

 

Scientific Coordinators: Donato Masciandaro (Bocconi

University) and Marc Quintyn (International Monetary Fund)

 

Economics: Jerry Caprio (Williams College), Kevin Davis

(University of Melbourne), Jakob De Haan (University of

Groningen), Sylvester Eijffinger (Tilburg University,

CeSIFO and CEPR), Charles Goodhart (London School of

Economics), George Kaufman (Loyola University Chicago),

Ross Levine (Brown University), Rafael Repullo (CEMFI

Madrid and CEPR), Pierre Siklos (Wilfrid Laurier

University), Stijn Claessens (International Monetary Fund),

Guido Tabellini (Bocconi University and CEPR)

 

Law: Fabian Amtenbrink (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Rosa

Lastra (Queen Mary University of London), Geoffrey Miller

(New York University), Fabio Recine (European Central

Bank), Hal Scott (Harvard University)

 

 

TOPICS:

 

The Conference will focus on the relationships between

aspects of regulation and supervision on the one side, and

banking and financial markets, on the other side. Papers by

academics both with a background in economics and/or in law

will be presented.

 

Topics of the Conference include:

 

Basel II and Capital Adequacy Requirements; Hedge Fund

Regulation; Securitization and Regulation; Rating and

Regulation; Central Banking and Supervision; EU Regulation

and Supervision; European Financial Markets Regulation;

Cross - border banking, regulation and supervision

 

 

TIMETABLE:

 

1st day, June 12

 

9.00-10.15 PLENARY SESSION

Rethinking Basel II

Welcome: Donato Masciandaro (Bocconi University)

Chair: Marc Quintyn (International Monetary Fund)

 

George Kaufman (Loyola University, Chicago) Eli Brewer

(DePaul University) and Larry Wall (Federal Reserve Bank

of Atlanta)

 

Bank Capital Ratios among Countries: Why Do They Vary?

 

Birgit Schmitz (University of Bonn)

The Impact of Basel I in Europe: What Can We Learn for

Basel II

 

Discussion

Robert Bliss (Wake Forest University)

Edward Kane (Boston College)

 

11.00-12.30 POLICY PANEL:

Financial Turmoil and Missing Risks: New Challenges for

Bankers and Regulators

Chair: Donato Masciandaro (Bocconi University)

 

Speakers:

Charles Goodhart (London School of Economics)

Lorenzo Bini Smaghi (European Central Bank)

Corrado Passera (Banca Intesa Sanpaolo)

 

 

14.00-16.00 PARALLEL SESSION A - ROOM 24

Cross Border Banking and Regulation

Chair: Geoffrey Miller (New York University)

 

Maria Nieto, Ignacio Hernando (Banco de Espana), Larry Wall

(Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta)

 

Determinants of National and Cross Border Bank Acquisitions

in the EU

 

Valeriya Dinger (University of Bonn)

Do Foreign-owned Banks Affect Banking System Liquidity

Risk?

 

Discussion:

Jens Hagendorff (Leeds University)

 

PARALLEL SESSION B - ROOM 25

 

Hedge Funds: Economics & Law

Chair: Fabio Recine (European Central Bank)

 

Cici Gjergji, Scott Gibson (Mason School of Business),

Rabih Moussawi (Barclays Global Investors)

 

Do Firms that Manage Mutual Funds Side-by-Side Hedge Funds

Show Favoritism?

 

Hugues Bouthinon-Dumas (University of Luxembourg)

Regulation of Hedge Funds: the Risks Paradigm

 

Discussion:

Felix Meschke (University of Minnesota)

 

16.30-18.30 PARALLEL SESSION C - ROOM 24

The Subprime Turmoil: Credit Markets and Regulatory Lessons

Chair: Hasan Iftekhar (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,

Lally School of Management)

 

Jevgenijs Steinbucks (George Washington University)

Credit Regulation and Termination of Subprime

 

Claire Rosenfeld (FDIC, Washington)

The Effect of Banking Relationships on the Future of

Financially Distressed Firms

 

Discussion:

Tigran Poghosyan (University of Groeningen)

 

PARALLEL SESSION D - ROOM 25

Rating: Economics & Law

Chair: Andrea Freytag (Jena University)

 

Pederzoli Chiara (University of Milano-Bicocca), Costanza

Torricelli (Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia)

 

Rating Systems and Procyclicality: An Evaluation in a

General Equilibrium Framework

 

Philip Daenen (Catholic University of Leuven)

Rating and Regulation: Current Turbulent Conditions Could

be an Opportunity to Reform

 

Discussion:

Huong Dang (University of Sidney)

 

2nd day, June 13

 

8.30-10.30 PARALLEL SESSION E - ROOM 24

Central Banks and Financial Stability: Theory

Chair: Pierre Siklos (Wilfrid Laurier University)

 

Vittoria Cerasi (University of Milano-Bicocca) Jean-Charles

Rochet (Tolouse University)

 

Solvency Regulation and Credit Risk Transfer

 

Jorge Ponce (Toulouse School of Economics and Banco Central

de Uruguay)

 

The Optimal Design of LLR Policy: Back to Bagehot

 

Discussion:

Razvan Vlahu (University of Amsterdam)

 

PARALLEL SESSION F - ROOM 25

Rethinking Basle II: One More

Chair: George Kaufman (Loyola University, Chicago)

 

Michael Kowalik (University of Mannheim)

How to Make Banks Reveal Their Risk: The Case of Basel II

 

Larry Eisenberg (New Jersey Institute of Technology)

Var, Probability-of-ruin and their Consequences

 

Rym Ayadi (Ceps, Bruxelles)

Basel II Implementation: Achievements and Challenges on the

Eve of Turbulence

 

Discussion

 

10.45-12.45 PARALLEL SESSION G - ROOM 24

Central Banks and Financial Stability: Applied Economics

Chair: Jakob De Haan (University of Groeningen)

 

Jose Louis Peydro Alcalde (European Central Bank), Steven

Ongena (Tilburg University), Gabriel Jimenez (Bank of Spain),

Jesus Saurina (Bank of Spain)

 

What Do 23 Million Bank Loans Say about the Effects of

Monetary Policy on Credit Risks

 

Robert Krainer (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

Portfolio and Financing Adjustments for US Banks: Some

Empirical Evidence

 

Discussion

 

PARALLEL SESSION H - ROOM 25

Regulation and Supervision in EU

 

Chair: Fabian Amtenbrink (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

 

Kern Alexander (Cambridge University)

Financial Supervision and Crisis Management in EU

 

Kalina Dimitrova (S) (Sofia University and Bulgarian

National Bank) and Nikolay Nenovsky (Bulgarian National

Bank and University of Orleans)

 

Deposit Over-Insurance In EU Accession Countries - A

Moral Hazard Boomerang to the Euro Area?

 

Discussion:

Christopher D'Souza (Bank of Canada)

 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION:

 

See:

 

www.centrobaffi.unibocconi.it

 

 

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CALL FOR PAPERS

 

2ND SINGAPORE ECONOMIC THEORY ANNUAL WORKSHOP

 

August 11 - 12, 2008

National University of Singapore

 

 

The Department of Economics of the National University of

Singapore (NUS) announces the 2nd Singapore Economic Theory

Annual Workshop to be held on August 11 and 12, 2008 at

NUS, Singapore. The Singapore Economic Theory Workshop this

year is scheduled to include, Marco Battaglini (Princeton),

Johannes Horner (Northwestern), Andy McLennan (Queensland),

Motty Perry (Hebrew U), and Larry Samuelson (Yale) among

the speakers.

 

In addition, there will be contributed papers. We invite

submissions in the different areas of Economic Theory.

 

 

WORKSHOP INFORMATION:

 

One of the aims of the workshop is to actively foster

discussion and encourage interaction among the

participants. The program will be drawn with this in mind -

in particular there will be no parallel sessions.

 

Information on the annual workshop, the workshop program

from last year, and information about the department of

economics of NUS are available at:

 

nt2.fas.nus.edu.sg/ecs/wkshop/SET/index.asp

 

There are no registration fees and campus accommodation

may be available.

 

 

SUBMISSIONS/FURTHER INFORMATION:

 

Please email your submission and enquiries to:

 

Email: MAILTO:set2008@nus.edu.sg

 

the paper submission deadline is June 30, 2008. Papers

submitted earlier will be considered sooner. To submit your

paper please email a complete paper or a preliminary draft

of your paper to:

 

Email: MAILTO:set2008@nus.edu.sg

 

 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

 

Indranil Chakraborty, Parkash Chander, Xiao Luo, and Yeneng

Sun

 

 

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CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

 

THIRD ITALIAN CONGRESS OF ECONOMETRICS

AND EMPIRICAL ECONOMICS (ICEEE 2009)

 

Ancona (Italy)

January 30 - 31, 2009

 

cide.info/conf/iceee2009.php

 

 

Economists, statisticians and econometricians are invited

to submit theoretical and applied papers in all areas of

econometrics and empirical economics for presentation at

the Third Italian Congress of Econometrics and Empirical

Economics.

 

The conference is organized by CIdE (Centro

Interuniversitario di Econometria) and is hosted by the

Faculty of Economics "Giorgio Fua" at the Universita

Politecnica delle Marche.

 

 

PAPER SUBMISSIONS:

 

The deadline for submission of contributed papers is

October 15, 2008. Authors of submissions to contributed

sessions will be notified regarding acceptance or rejection

by December, 5th 2008.

 

For further information, see:

 

cide.info/conf/iceee2009.php

 

 

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UNIVERSITY OF ROME 'TOR VERGATA'

 

School of Economics

 

(Laurea Magistrale, Classe LM-56, Scienze dell'Economia)

 

Master of Science in Economics

 

www.economia.uniroma2.it/MSc/economics/

 

 

The School of Economics launches a new MSc. programme in

Economics, with a total number of 40 places, starting from

the academic year 2008/2009. This challenging Master, taught

entirely in English, aims at training students in both the

theoretical and empirical aspects of Economics. By the end

of this two-year programme, students are expected to gain

qualified professional skills that will allow them to work

in research institutions with a strong quantitative focus.

 

 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

 

A three year Bachelor degree obtained or to be obtained by

November 30th 2008 (the Italian 1st level Laurea triennale

or an equivalent foreign degree) is required.

 

Applicants are required to be fluent in spoken and written

English. A good preparation in quantitative subjects is

considered as an advantage.

 

An entrance test (in English) is mandatory for the

admission. Applicants must demonstrate their:

 

a) knowledge in the general principles of Economics

b) Mathematical-Statistical skills

c) English language proficiency

 

Admission to the Master in Economics is subject to the

Administrative Board's evaluation of the candidate's

academic standing, curriculum vitae and English

proficiency.

 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

 

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS - APPLICATION FORM:

 

Foreign students need go to the competent Italian

diplomatic authorities in their home country to complete

the pre-enrollment form by June 14th 2008. For general

information, please visit:

 

www.study-in-italy.it/index.html

 

Applicants must also submit our online application form,

at:

 

www.economia.uniroma2.it/graduate_courses

 

by June 30th 2008.

 

TUITION FEE:

 

The annual tuition fee is Euro 2,500. Upon arrival in

Italy, students are required to also pay Italian University

tuitions varying between Euro 398 - Euro 1428 depending on

income. They must confirm their enrollment and pay an

instalment of Euro 2,500 by August 8th 2008.

 

FUNDING:

 

Indian students will be eligible for "Invest your Talent in

Italy" scholarship. For further information, please visit:

 

www.economia.uniroma2.it/MSc/economics/howtoapplyINT.asp

 

 

ITALIAN APPLICANTS - APPLICATION FORM:

 

Italian students must submit our online application form

at:

 

www.economia.uniroma2.it/graduate_courses

 

by September 15th 2008.

 

TUITION FEE:

 

Once admitted, the applicants must pay the annual tuition fee

of Euro 2,500 before September 30th 2008. They will also be

required to pay standard University tuitions varying between

Euro 398 - Euro 1428 depending on income.

 

 

MSc PROGRAMME OFFICE:

 

University of Rome "Tor Vergata" School of Economics,

Via Columbia,

2 - 00133 Rome - Italy

Tel: +39 06 7259 5542

Email: MAILTO:study.in.english@economia.uniroma2.it

 

 

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UNIVERSITY OF ROME 'TOR VERGATA'

 

School of Economics

 

(Laurea Magistrale, Classe LM-90, Studi Europei)

 

Master of Science in European Economy and Business Law

 

www.economia.uniroma2.it/eebl/

 

 

The School of Economics launches a new MSc. programme in

European Economy and Business Law with a total number of 40

places, starting from the academic year 2008/2009. The

globalisation of the productive and financial system has

become a structural feature of the world economy.

International economic relationships are widely

experiencing its effects in the strategies and actual

behaviour of operators. This is a new reality to which the

recent creation of the European Economic and Monetary Union

and its process of enlargement have contributed.

 

In this new "scenario" the demand for skilled people in the

public and private sector, technically qualified in

economic, financial and regulatory policies, in the context

of European and international affairs, is growing day by

day.

 

The purpose of the Master of Science (MSc) degree, is to

fulfill the demand of expertise coming from:

 

- Public national and local Administrations subject to

European directives and recipient of resources from the

European Union;

- Firms which operate in the real and financial sectors of

the economy, interested in the incentive and regulatory

policies of the European Union;

- International and European institutions with a focus on

European affairs and directives.

 

 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

 

A three year Bachelor degree obtained or to be obtained by

November 30th 2008 (the Italian 1st level Laurea triennale

or an equivalent foreign degree) is required.

 

Applicants are required to be fluent in spoken and written

English.

 

An entrance test (in English) is mandatory for the

admission. Applicants must demonstrate their:

 

a) Knowledge in the general principles of Economics,

Business and Law

b) English language proficiency

 

Admission to this Master is subject to the Administrative

Board's evaluation of the candidate's academic standing,

curriculum vitae and English proficiency.

 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

 

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS - APPLICATION FORM:

 

Foreign students need go to the competent Italian

diplomatic authorities in their home country to complete

the pre-enrollment form by June 14th 2008. Applicants must

also submit our online application form, at:

 

www.economia.uniroma2.it/graduate_courses

 

by June 30th 2008.

 

TUITION FEE:

 

The annual tuition fee is Euro 2,500. Upon arrival in

Italy, students are required to also pay Italian University

tuitions varying between Euro 398 - Euro 1428 depending on

income. They must confirm their enrollment and pay an

installment of Euro 2,500 by August 8th 2008.

 

FUNDING:

 

Indian students will be eligible for "Invest your Talent in

Italy" scholarship. For further information, please visit

 

www.economia.uniroma2.it/MSc/economics/howtoapplyINT.asp

 

 

ITALIAN APPLICANTS - APPLICATION FORM:

 

Italian students must submit online application form at:

 

www.economia.uniroma2.it/graduate_courses

 

by September 15th 2008.

 

TUITION FEE:

 

Once admitted, the applicants must pay the annual tuition

fee of Euro 2,500 before September 30th 2008. They will

also be required to pay standard University tuitions

varying between Euro 398 - Euro 1428 depending on income.

 

 

MSc PROGRAMME OFFICE:

 

University of Rome "Tor Vergata" School of Economics,

Via Columbia,

2 - 00133 Rome - Italy

Tel: +39 06 7259 5542

Email: MAILTO:study.in.english@economia.uniroma2.it

 

 

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INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE

 

Head, Economics and the Environment Programme

 

IUCN Headquarters, Gland, Switzerland

 

Duration: Indefinite

 

 

IUCN's Economics and the Environment Programme (EEP)

provides strategic and technical support to economics

activities and capacities across regional and country

programmes, Global Thematic Programmes and IUCN

Commissions, and works to engage IUCN members and partners

in the delivery of economics results. The Head of the

Economics and the Environment Programme is responsible for

developing and managing the global programme; ensuring

integration with IUCN's Regional, Global Thematic and

Commission Programmes; and providing leadership and support

to economics activities across Regional and country

Offices. Detailed responsibilities are described in the

Vacancy Announcement, available at:

 

cms.iucn.org/involved/jobs/index.cfm

 

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

 

- A PhD or Master's degree with equivalent professional

experience in a relevant field of economics.

 

- A minimum of 10 years' practical application of economics

in conservation and natural resource management, with a

minimum of 5 years' work in a developing country context.

 

- A minimum of 5 years' experience of programme management

related to conservation and sustainable development.

 

- A demonstrated ability to design, monitor and evaluate

economic programmes and projects.

 

- Knowledge of, and links with, other institutions involved

in relevant areas of economics.

 

- Experience in training and capacity building at various

levels, from policy to practice.

 

- Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality

publications, ideally in peer-reviewed media.

 

- Proven fundraising abilities commensurate with the

potential scale of EEP activities.

 

- A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to a

wide variety of audiences.

 

- An ability to motivate and provide leadership and to work

effectively as a member of a team.

 

- Strong networking skills, appropriate to a multi-

stakeholder, international context.

 

- Computer literacy and an ability to write concise and

coherent documents.

 

- Fluency in written and spoken English and preferably one

or more of IUCN's other official languages (French and

Spanish). Demonstrated proficiency in other languages is

a distinct asset.

 

- Must be prepared to travel frequently.

 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

 

Candidates interested in either of the above vacancies can

find further details at:

 

cms.iucn.org/involved/jobs/index.cfm

 

Those who meet the selection requirements are requested to

submit their curriculum vitae, together with a supporting

letter of motivation in English that specifically addresses

the requirements and competencies presented above, and the

names and contact details of three referees (including one

recent employer) to:

 

CONTACT: Human Resources Officer

IUCN

Rue Mauverney 28

1196 Gland, Switzerland

Fax: +41 22 999 0339

Email: MAILTO:jobapplications@iucn.org

 

Applications by email are preferred. They should be sent

only to:

 

Email: MAILTO:jobapplications@iucn.org

 

before 18 June 2008.

 

 

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INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE

 

Programme Officer, Economics and Environment

 

IUCN Headquarters, Gland, Switzerland

 

Duration: Two years (renewable)

 

 

The Programme Officer will provide technical and research

assistance on various topics related to the intersection of

economics, markets, business and the environment. Broad

thematic areas of work may include:

 

- Analysis of the socio-economic drivers of biodiversity

loss;

 

- Theory and practice of monetary valuation of biodiversity

and ecosystem services; and

 

- Development and evaluation of economic incentives and

financing mechanism for biodiversity conservation and

ecosystem management.

 

The main tasks will be in the form of research, drafting of

reports and proposals, organizing and taking minutes at

meetings, and helping to prepare publications. Detailed

responsibilities are described in the Vacancy Announcement,

available at:

 

cms.iucn.org/involved/jobs/index.cfm

 

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

 

- A Master's degree with equivalent professional experience

in a relevant field of economics.

 

- Three to five years' practical application of economics

in conservation and natural resource management.

Experience in a developing country context is a distinct

advantage.

 

- A demonstrated ability to conceive and implement economic

research projects.

 

- Good knowledge of other institutions involved in relevant

areas of economics.

 

- Demonstrated experience in training and capacity building

at various levels.

 

- Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality publications

in peer-reviewed media.

 

- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to a wide

variety of audiences.

 

- An ability to work effectively as a member of a team.

 

- Strong networking skills, appropriate to a multi-

stakeholder, international context.

 

- Computer literacy and an ability to write concise and

coherent documents.

 

- Fluency in written and spoken English and preferably one

or more of IUCN's other official languages (French and

Spanish). Demonstrated proficiency in other languages is

a distinct advantage.

 

- Must be prepared to travel frequently.

 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

 

Candidates interested in either of the above vacancies can

find further details at:

 

cms.iucn.org/involved/jobs/index.cfm

 

Those who meet the selection requirements are requested to

submit their curriculum vitae, together with a supporting

letter of motivation in English that specifically addresses

the requirements and competencies presented above, and the

names and contact details of three referees (including one

recent employer) to:

 

CONTACT: Human Resources Officer

IUCN

Rue Mauverney 28

1196 Gland, Switzerland

Fax: +41 22 999 0339

Email: MAILTO:jobapplications@iucn.org

 

Applications by email are preferred. They should be sent

only to:

 

Email: MAILTO:jobapplications@iucn.org

 

before 18 June 2008.

 

 

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INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (IFPRI)

 

Environment and Production Technology Division

 

Postdoctoral Fellow

Position 08-121

 

 

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) for its Environment,

Production and Technology Division.

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

 

Under the supervision of the Division Director and guided

by the Research Fellow and Senior Scientist leading the

Global Change research theme of IFPRI, and in close

collaboration with other staff as appropriate, the

successful post-doctoral fellow will conduct research and

analysis on land use patterns and shifts under alternative

scenarios of global environmental and economic change. The

work of the PDF will closely follow the objectives of the

IFPRI's research sub-theme 1.1, which examines the

functioning of global food systems and closely analyzes the

drivers of agricultural production, crop productivity and

their effect on human well-being, under emerging

environmental and economic stresses. This program seeks to

examine the linkages between agriculture and energy, so as

to better understand the impacts of growth in renewable

energy demand from crop-based feedstocks on hunger and

poverty. The individual will provide research,

communications, and writing support to the other members of

the research team, in support of the Division's fund-

raising, publication, and research objectives.

 

The position is a two-year, fixed-term appointment, and is

renewable depending on performance and funding. Please note

that Postdoctoral Fellow appointments at IFPRI have a

maximum term of three (3) years, inclusive of any approved

appointment extensions. This position is based at IFPRI

headquarters located in Washington, D.C.

 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

 

- Conducts research and analysis on global energy demand

from biofuels, and their impacts on agricultural and non-

agricultural land use.

- Carries out analysis of biofuel-driven impacts on

agricultural markets and food availability, under

alternative scenarios of socio-economic and environmental

change.

- Works with suitable regional and global economic models

of agricultural production and land use, which are

partial- or general-equilibrium in nature, to carry out

analysis of economically-driven growth in biofuels

production on agricultural economies and linkages with

other important economic sectors and activities.

- Building a modeling framework that accounts for land use

change interactions with forestry, urban expansion, other

non-agricultural land uses. This modeling should take

into account changes in population, income and key

environmental factors, such as climate change. Necessary

linkages will be created with IFPRI's IMPACT global

partial-equilibrium agricultural sector model, and other

global and national policy models within IFPRI.

- Work closely with the principal researchers who develop

and maintain the other global models used within the

global change program, and supervise support research

staff as necessary.

- Maintain a high level of research output for publication

outlets both within IFPRI, and within the wider

scientific community, on topics of close relevance to the

global change research theme.

- Creates linkages to possible external collaborators and

research groups, when possible, in order to expand the

portfolio of land use analysis tools within EPT as well

as to create synergies with complementary modeling tools

and methods.

- Supports EPTD contributions to internal and external

reviews such as Program and Management Reviews as well as

annual and mid-term planning.

 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

- Ph.D. in Applied Economics, Agricultural and Natural

Resource Economics, Public Policy or other relevant

fields.

- Research experience in policy analysis and policy

recommendations relating to environmental or natural

resource issues in developing country economies.

- Extensive experience with mathematical modeling methods

and complementary econometric techniques.

- Outstanding ability to perform thoughtful, critical

analyses of own as well as existing research.

- Ability to work with researchers from other sciences and

backgrounds.

- Excellent communication skills (both oral and written).

- Thorough knowledge of economic policy modeling techniques

and the required global databases on which they depend.

- Ability to incorporate important environmental factors

such as climate, land quality and water availability into

economic policy models of agricultural production and

land use.

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

- Strong knowledge of GAMS, and the ability to translate

other modeling languages into a format compatible with

GAMS.

- Knowledge of partial- and general-equilibrium economic

models is also highly desirable.

- Direct experience working with models of energy supply

and demand is also highly desirable.

- Experience and demonstrated excellence in written and

oral presentations.

 

 

ABOUT IFPRI:

 

IFPRI is one of the international agricultural research

institutes organized under the umbrella of the Consultative

Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). The

mandate of IFPRI is to identify and analyze alternative

national and international strategies and policies for

meeting world food needs in ways that conserve the natural

resource base, with emphasis on low income and on the

poorer groups in the countries.

 

IFPRI offers a multicultural, collegial research

environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits.

IFPRI is an international and equal opportunity

organization and believes that diversity of its staff

contributes to excellence. We encourage women and

developing country professionals to apply.

 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

 

Go to:

www.ifpri.org

 

Click on "Careers" and "Research Positions" to link you to

Position #08-121 - Postdoctoral Fellow, EPTD. Please

complete on-line application, including a complete

curriculum vitae and a detailed letter of interest. Also

complete section providing 3 references.

 

For more information on IFPRI, please visit our website at:

 

www.ifpri.org

 

EOE.

 

 

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HANKUK UNIVERSITY OF FOREIGN STUDIES

 

Department of Economics

 

Professorship in Economics

 

 

The Department of Economics at Hankuk University of Foreign

Studies (HUFS), Korea is seeking to fill a couple of

positions (for a non-Korean) in the field of

economics (Seoul Campus) and econometrics (Yongin Campus) for

one year period (the contract may be extended up to 3

years), effective September 1, 2008, subject to budgetary

authorization and approval.

 

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Applicants for the position should possess Ph.D. degree in

Economics, and are expected to teach undergraduate and

graduate courses.

 

 

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:

 

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies is a dynamic community

with great diversity. Many teaching staff members are from

various foreign countries.

 

 

SALARY:

 

The expected monthly salaries are 3,389,900 Korean Won (UDS

$3,300) for the assistant professor level and 3,876,600

Korean Won (USD $3,800) for the associate professor level.

The newly appointed professor will also be offered a one-

way air ticket to Seoul, Korea and accommodations.

 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

 

Applicants are requested to forward a letter of

application, curriculum vitae, certificate of employment,

a list of research/publication as well as the name and the

contact information for a referee to:

 

CONTACT: Professor Insuk Cheong

Search Committee

Department of Economics

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

270 Imun-Dong

Dongdaemun-Gu, Seoul, Korea

or

CONTACT: Professor Yong Jae Choi

Search Committee

Department of Economics

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

89 Wangsan

Mohyun, Yongin, Korea

 

For further information contact:

 

Email: MAILTO:icheong@hufs.ac.kr

or

Email: MAILTO:yjchoi@hufs.ac.kr

 

Application deadline is 20 June, 2008.

 

 

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TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

 

Department of Economics

 

Faculty Positions

 

 

The Department of Economics at Temple University in

Philadelphia, PA seeks to hire 2 full-time, non-tenure

track instructors for the 2008-09 academic year. These

positions come with benefits and are renewable year-to-

year. Salary is competitive.

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

 

The primary responsibility of a lecturer in the Economics

Department is teaching 4 courses per semester (2-3

preparations); a secondary responsibility is participating

in the intellectual and community life of the department.

Most of the courses taught will be macro- or microeconomic

principles. Course loads can be reduced for large section

instruction. Summer teaching for additional compensation

is a possibility.

 

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Candidates for the positions must have substantial

economics teaching experience and either have a PhD in

economics or be ABD. Candidates with one or more of the

following characteristics will be given special

consideration:

 

- Documented teaching excellence

 

- Large section (100+ students) teaching experience

 

- Recent PhD (within the past 5 years)

 

- Recent publications (within the past 5 years)

 

- Experience teaching international economics

 

- Willingness to help develop (and then teach) a course in

consumer economics

 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

 

Interested candidates must provide a cover letter, resume,

three reference names, and materials describing their

teaching experience. The latter should include copies of

formal teaching evaluations (summary data only), syllabi,

and documentation of any teaching awards. Please send all

materials electronically to:

 

CONTACT: Selma Copper

Email: MAILTO:scopper@temple.edu

 

Ms. Copper's phone number is 215.204.6638. Temple

University is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes

applications from underrepresented groups.

 

 

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