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ESEE is the European branch of the International Society of Ecological Economics (ISEE).

ESEE is a non-profit, member-governed, organisation dedicated to advancing understanding of the relationships among ecological, social and economic systems for the mutual well-being of nature and people.

ESEE publishes a newsletter and books (in association with various publishers); holds regional and international meetings; develops educational materials; and facilitates a voice for ecological economists in public forums.

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vacancy of a Research Associate (50%) in Agri-environmental Policy and Resource Governance

The Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Policy (Prof. Dr. Insa Theesfeld) at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, is announcing a vacancy of a Research Associate (50%) in Agri-environmental Policy and Resource Governance, with the expected date of start 1 July 2019 for duration of 3 years, with a possible prolongation. They are looking for a candidate with a Master’s degree in agricultural economics, resource management, institutional economics or related fields. Tasks include research on current challenges at the intersection of agriculture and the environment. Policy and governance questions are in the focus, such as how to deal with common goods, linked resources (e.g. land-water nexus) or the role of agriculture in rural development. Institutional and behavioral economics, property-rights theory or commons theory are possible perspectives to approach a research topic. The position involves teaching (2 SWS). This is a qualification position, which aims at completing a PhD. Deadline for applications is 10 May 2019. For further information, please refer to http://www.landw.uni-halle.de/prof/agrarpolitik/ and http://www.verwaltung.uni-halle.de/dezern3/Ausschr/19_510.pdf

ESEE 2019 Conference registration

You are invited to register to attend the 13th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE): ‘Co-creation – Making ecological economics matter’, June 18 to 21, 2019 in Turku, Finland.

The deadline for discounted ‘early bird’ registrations has been extended to 24 March 2019.

To register, please click here.

Interdisciplinary PhD course on low-carbon economy

From 10 to 12 September 2019, the University of Antwerp, KULeuven, UHasselt and VITO will organize a PhD course. Topic of the PhD course is: sustainability assessment for the low-carbon economy. This course consists of a number of lectures by professors on sustainability assessments and paper presentations / discussions of PhD students who have registered for this course. More information can be found in the attachment. We thereby aim to reach a number of international doctoral students.

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