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PhD in energy economics

   UCD Energy Institute

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  Dr L Ryan, Prof Aisling Reynolds-Feighan  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

An exciting PhD opportunity in energy economics is available in UCd in September 2023. The PhD candidate will work on economics research relating to the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) by businesses. This research is part of the newly established All Island SFI Strategic Partnership Programme, NexSys, focussed upon the transition to a net zero carbon energy system. The programme is a unique partnership bringing together a multidisciplinary research team, industry, and policy makers to tackle fundamental research questions to be addressed as part of the transition to net Zero. 

The candidate will be part of UCD School of Economics PhD programme and located in the research facility of UCD Energy Institute. The candidate will carry out a survey of current and future attitudes to EVs by SMEs and will develop a model of the uptake rates over the coming decade. They will work as part of a team modelling travel patterns of commercial vehicles data and local economic activities. They will require skills in applied microeconomics, econometrics, and an interest in climate change and transport policy. 

The PhD Fellowship includes:

• Stipend of €18,500 per year for 4 years

• Payment of EU fees for 4 years (non-EU fees in exceptional circumstances)

• Some funding for conference travel and the purchase a PC/laptop.

 Applications should be made to the research supervisor, Professor Lisa Ryan ([Email Address Removed]) by June 3rd 2022. More details are available here: https://www.ucd.ie/economics/newsandevents/energyeconomicsphdfellowshipopportunity/

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