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Environment for Development (EfD) is a unit in Gothenburg with 22 employees. EfD is a global network of research centers in environmental economics primarily based in the global south. The network is coordinated by the unit (also called ”Global Hub”). The overall goal for EfD is to support poverty alleviation and sustainable development by building environmental economic capacity and linking this to policy processes. The EfD Initiative has centers hosted by academic institutions in Central America, Chile, China, Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Nigeria, Sweden, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, the US, and Vietnam. More information about EfD can be found on the EfD


As a researcher in environmental economics, you will perform a dual role as a researcher and as support for the coordination of EfD's research fund. You will conduct high-quality research in environmental economics, climate economics and development economics, with a special focus on issues related to poverty and sustainability in low- and middle-income countries. You will support the management of EfD's research fund, EfD's research processes and coordinate research applications involving EfD researchers in the network. The position involves close collaboration with EfD centers in the Global South.

Duties also include:

  • To support the process around the EfD research fund – specific organizational tasks include organizing calls, evaluating and organizing reviews of submitted proposals, preparing documentation for decisions by the EfD Research Committee, ensuring that the research projects are included in the work plans of the EfD centers, as well as follow-up of deliveries of ongoing research projects.
  • Develop and coordinate external research applications in collaboration with EfD's various research groups.
  • Support communication around EfD's research on the website, in annual reports, as part of other reports during the year and in the work of developing and managing communication material.
  • Assist the organization of virtual and physical meetings.
  • Additional administrative tasks may be added.




  • A PhD in economics with a focus on environmental and development economics.
  • A strong profile as an active researcher, specialized in the application of environmental economics in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Publication in relevant international scientific journals.
  • Documented experience of and commitment to capacity development, policy engagement and impact within environmental and development economics in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Well-developed organizational skills (administration and management) in order to support EfD's research processes and coordinate research applications.
  • Experience in administration and project management.
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues and partner organizations.
  • Excellent knowledge of English as a working language, both written and spoken.
  • Experience and skills to work closely with colleagues and partner organizations in the Global South.


  • Analytical skills in and knowledge of current research in environmental and development economics.
  • Field experience from low-income countries.
  • Success in applying for research funding.
  • Demonstrable experience in the development and implementation of thematic research programs, preferably in collaboration with international organizations, financiers and other stakeholders.
  • Experience of and good ability to collaborate in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.
  • Knowledge of languages other than English that are relevant to EfD (i.e. the languages used in EfD countries).

We are looking for a person who enjoys carrying out work independently and who takes responsibility for the completion of tasks with high quality. As the work is often varied and changeable, you need to be able to prioritize and quickly adapt to new conditions. The responsibilities as part of this role puts high demands on cooperation, commitment and responsibility, as well as accuracy, order and structure. Personal suitability for the position is important.


The position is a permanent position with an extent of 100 % (full-time). The position is located at Environment for Development (EfD), School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. Starting date is as soon as possible. Trial employment may be applied for this position.

Contact information

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For further information regarding the position

Please contact:
Gunnar Köhlin, Director of EfD, 031-786 44 26, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dear friends and colleagues,

At my team in Wageningen we are looking to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of environmental economics. A focus on the link between environment and development economics is welcomed, and we strongly encourage applicants from other economic backgrounds (e.g., applied micro) yet with an affinity to environmental challenges. A research interest in climate policy is also appreciated. 


This is the link with more details and instructions


I would truly appreciate if you share this information widely with your networks.  As you know, hiring the right people is probably the most important part of leading a team, so you would be making a large contribution to my happiness.


Prof. F. Alpízar R.

Chair, Environmental Economics and Natural Resource Group (ENR)

Wageningen University and Research

David R. Heres guest editor of "Revista Sobre México Temas de Economía" invite you to submit a paper to their upcoming special issue on environmental and resource economics for Revista Sobre México Temas de Economía ( Published electronically by the Department of Economics of Universidad Iberoamericana, A.C., Mexico City, Sobre México is an economic journal which contains peer-reviewed articles, reviews and scholarly commentary on wide ranging topics of applied economics, relevant for better economic and social policy design in Mexico.  

The Journal seeks to provide support to the analysis, design, and effective implementation of public policies. It is aimed at researchers, students, those responsible for designing social and economic policies, as well as decision makers from the public and private sectors.

As a guest editor, I am hoping to bring together experts in the field of environmental and resource economics, particularly those whose empirical work may be relevant to the Mexican context. We welcome original research articles, articles, reviews and scholarly commentaries related to the following themes: 

  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Climate change
  • Deforestation
  • Green finance
  • Natural resource
  • Pollution
  • Sustainable mobility

If you have research or a project related to any of these and related themes, we would be delighted to receive your submission. All papers received by March 31, 2023 will be peer-reviewed to ensure the highest quality of content. Please find below further information regarding this call and the journal:

If you have any questions or require further information, please feel free to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for specific inquiries about the journal and the submission process. I look forward to hearing from you and/or your colleagues that may find this special issue as a potential outlet for their work.

Perfil: Profesional en el área de las ciencias naturales, económicas, administrativas, políticas o ingenierías con estudios de posgrado en temas relacionados con planeación o gestión de proyectos o dirección pública, con amplia experiencia en procesos de planeación Institucional, en diseño y manejo de instrumentos de gestión y planificación financiera, así como en el análisis de la gestión de instituciones públicas, con conocimiento de la organización, líneas de trabajo y niveles de Parques Nacionales, y habilidades de comunicación y suficiencia para el trabajo interinstitucional.


Objeto: Asesorar y coordinar a nivel nacional la implementación administrativa, técnica y financiera de las Fases I y II del Programa Áreas Protegidas y Diversidad Biológica, cofinanciado por el gobierno alemán a través del KfW.

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As President of the International Economic Association (IEA) and Program Chair of the Twentieth World Congress of the IEA, we invite you to submit a paper to the contributed sessions of this triennial congress, jointly organized with Universidad EAFIT, that will be held in Medellin, Colombia from December 11 to 15, 2023.

The 2023 IEA World Congress will be a unique academic event which, in addition to the daily keynote lectures, numerous policy sessions and the many invited sessions, will host the latest and most engaging research in Any Field in economics in the many contributed sessions. The Congress will provide an excellent forum to present one’s own research results. This is why we warmly encourage each of you to submit a paper for the congress and make a note of the following dates:


  • November 1, 2022: Paper Submission Opens 
  • February 28, 2023: Paper Submission Closes  
  • April 30, 2023: Notification of Paper Acceptance


We do hope to see you at the IEA World Congress!

More Information click here

El curso pretende ofrecer a profesionales de América Latina herramientas económicas que tienen aplicabilidad en el campo de la conservación de la naturaleza, como son la economía de recursos naturales, el análisis costo beneficio, la valoración económica, los incentivos económicos, las oportunidades de financiamiento sostenible, entre otros, a fin de que estas herramientas contribuyan al diseño de programas de conservación efectivos y la evaluación socio-ambiental de proyectos de desarrollo pobremente planeados.



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Profesionales trabajando en el área de conservación de la naturaleza y manejo sustentable de los recursos naturales en el sector privado, organismos gubernamentales, no-gubernamentales, académicos, organizaciones de base, entre otros interesados. 


Estamos extendiendo hasta el 18 de enero las inscripciones al curso virtual Economía y Finanzas para el Liderazgo Ambiental que se llevará a cabo del 23 de enero al 28 de abril del 2023.


Si estás interesad@ en participar escríbenos a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. y pregunta por nuestras becas parciales, individuales y grupales (limitadas).


Para más información visita la página web en español del Instituto Numbers for Nature.





·         Hyatt Centric Montevideo, Uruguay

·        December 5, 6, 7, 2022 



·        Universidad de Montevideo 

·        Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics RIDGE 

·        Latin American Association of Environmental and Resource Economists LAERE



·        International Economic Association  IEA 

·        BID


For more information click here


The International Economic Association, the United Nations Development Programme, and the World Bank Group are pleased to invite you to attend the upcoming online conference on “Understanding the Gender and Climate Change Nexus” to be held virtually on November 15, 16, and 17, 2022.


The conference provides an opportunity for researchers to present the results of their research at the intersection of gender and climate change. This event also aims to serve as a platform for evidence-based policy dialogue on strategies that might help alleviate the impacts of climate change while being gender-sensitive.


Register here


Conference Programme




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