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  Automation and the labour market - investigating the effects of automation in the labour market. As with all major technological advancements in history
  Prof C Montagna, Dr J Skatun
Application Deadline: 29 March 2019
Purpose. The purpose of this PhD proposal is to investigate the effects of automation in the labour market. As with all major technological advancements in history, automation is not only seen as a potential source of (e.g.
  Earnings Discrimination and Educational Qualifications - focusing on the earlier decision of the academic field of a worker’s university degree and its impact on discrimination for university graduates.
  Prof K Bender, Dr Y Aoki
Application Deadline: 31 March 2019
There is a large literature in Economics on earnings discrimination by gender (e.g. Altonji and Blank 1999) and the importance of controlling for a variety of confounding characteristics in obtaining estimates of earnings differentials between men and women.
  Educational Mismatch In the Career of STEM Workers: The Role of Postdoctoral Study and Gender
  Prof K Bender, Dr A Zangelidis
Application Deadline: 31 March 2019
A key determinant of economic growth is the research and development done by science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workers.
  Human Capital Investment and Public Policy - Investigating investment in human capital in the presence of government intervention
  Dr J Skatun, Prof C Montagna
Application Deadline: 29 March 2019
Purpose. The purpose of this PhD proposal is to investigate investment in human capital in the presence of government intervention.
  Is the Process as Important as the Outcome? An Experimental/Theoretical Investigation of Procedural Decision Making Models.
  Dr J Bracht, Dr M Papi
Application Deadline: 29 March 2019
Over the recent year there has been a huge development of data enrichment techniques in experimental economics, such as the measurement of response time and eye-tracking.
  Producing chemicals and materials sustainably: Understanding the economic implications and firms decision making
  Prof E Phimister, Dr J Cai
Application Deadline: 28 February 2019
TThere are a range of potential novel processes and techniques which would allow the sustainable production of chemicals and materials from organic waste particularly involving anaerobic digestion.
  What can economic theory bring to the decommissioning of the North Sea’s oil fields? - Analysing one or more aspects related to decommissioning
  Dr J Bracht, Dr M Papi
Application Deadline: 29 March 2019
The UK Oil and Gas Authority has developed a Decommissioning Unit to begin investigating how to decommission the oil fields in the North Sea in a way that is cost effective.
  Future scenarios for the deployment of autonomous vehicles in urban environments
  Dr M Beecroft, Prof J Nelson
Applications accepted all year round
It is widely anticipated that autonomous vehicles will play an important role in future urban environments, particularly in city-centres.
  Green economy transitions in tourism in the Margaret River region (WA, Australia)
  Dr P Niewiadomski, Dr T Jones
Application Deadline: 10 December 2018
The green economy (GE) is defined by UNEP (2011. 1) as ‘an engine for growth’ that will improve human well-being, foster social equity, reduce environmental risks, generate new jobs and eradicate poverty.
  Tailwater hydrokinetic turbines: performance and environmental impact
  Prof V Nikora, Dr S Cameron, Prof V Pareek, Prof D Packey
Application Deadline: 10 December 2018
The hydrokinetic energy conversion devices, known as hydrokinetic turbines, have attracted significant attention in recent years as they provide multiple benefits compared to conventional ways of renewable energy extraction such as hydro-dams in rivers or tidal barrages in coastal areas.
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