Climate-economic modeling research opening – 31 Dec 2021

Climate-economic modeling research opening (Milan, Italy)

The RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE) is a research institute co-founded in 2018 by Resources for the Future (RFF) and the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC). The Institute’s mission is to improve environmental, energy, and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement. EIEE promotes a highly interdisciplinary, international and collaborative research experience. The institute is committed to high academic standards, as testified by 6 ERC grants won by EIEE researchers.


EIEE is encouraging applications of junior/senior researchers interested in climate-economic modeling. We are looking to increase existing research capacity in integrated assessment modeling/agent based modeling. Model applications should focus on one or more of the following fields: economics of climate neutrality, integration of climate impacts, adaptation and mitigation, technological innovation, labour markets.


The ideal candidate for this position holds (or is close to completing) a PhD in computational economics, applied mathematics or operations research or related areas of research. Strong programming skills and experience are an absolute requirement. Mid-career researchers are also encouraged to apply.


Duties will be carried out in Milan (Italy) in the vibrant design district (@ BASE). The selected candidate will interact with researchers of different research background and nationalities. She/he will focus on writing top quality scientific papers, will be engaged in a global network, and will have the chance to present at major conferences. EIEE promotes a collaborative working place environment that values diversity, tolerance, and equity. We strive to maintain the institute gender balance and international diversity.


Assignments are expected to begin from January 2022 onwards. The appointment period will be initially of one year, renewable for two additional years. The gross salary will be based on qualification and working experience and competitive with major research centres in Europe.


How to Apply

Please apply sending the application to or through the CMCC website here (Ref. 12329).

The applicants should send a unique .pdf document including a detailed curriculum vitae with the list of publications, the job market paper (or a writing sample), and two references’ contact information. Applied researchers doing data analysis or coding are also encouraged to include a code example (max. two pages of any *.do/* .R/*gms /*.py/*.m/*.jl code written by the applicant). 

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and will then be required to submit two letters of recommendation. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. For any further information or clarification, please contact


Deadline: December 31, 2021


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