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Postdoctoral Scholar Opening in Behavioral Economics and Solar Energy at Yale University
Applications are invited for a post-doctoral scholar position focused on applying behavioral economics to the adoption of solar energy. The post-doctoral scholar will work with Professor Kenneth Gillingham, professors at Duke University, and a team the Yale Center for Business & the Environment to help support a project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to perform a series of randomized controlled trials to better understand the adoption of solar energy and the value of targeting the location of solar energy. The ideal candidate has a Ph.D. in economics or a related field, with a focus in environmental or behavioral economics. The position provides some support for independent research, such as publishing dissertation chapters. The post-doctoral scholar will be based at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and will be encouraged to participate in the broader Yale intellectual community.
This posting is for a one-year appointment with the expectation of renewal for a second year upon satisfactory performance. The starting date can be as soon as spring 2018 and is expected to be no later than fall 2018. Application review is rolling and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials must be in PDF format and include a cover letter, CV, transcript, and three letters of reference. Please have all applications materials and three letters of reference e-mailed directly to

Applications are evaluated on an ongoing basis.
Yale is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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