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  Political economy of climate change

   Faculty of Business and Social Sciences

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  Dr Shaikh Eskander  Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

I will primarily be interested in PhD students focusing on the political economy of climate change legislations. Potential projects will aim to explore different political, economic, social, and developmental aspects of stringent climate policies across the globe.

There can be multiple options. A non-exhaustive list includes the effects of climate legislations on country-level economic growth (i.e., Macro analysis), firm-level changes in input-mix, profitability, and the possibility of greenwashing (i.e., ESG analysis), effects on different economic sectors including agriculture and manufacturing (i.e., sectoral analysis), implications for energy efficiency improvement and the adoption of renewable energy sources (i.e., sustainability analysis), the possibility of increased inequality in accessing green technologies (i.e., distributional analysis), and identifying country case studies for in-depth analysis (i.e., micro analysis).

All research must include solid microeconomic foundation followed by rigorous econometric analyses (mostly panel data analysis). Students with expertise in impact evaluation tools (e.g., DiD, RDD and synthetic controls) are specially encouraged to apply. 

Economics (10) Environmental Sciences (13)

Funding Notes

Self-funded applications only. However, students will be part of grant proposals and if received, they will be hired as student-RA through external grants.
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