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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.
  Economic Aspects of Different Instruments for Procuring Financial Security Relating to Decommissioning Liabilities in the UKCS including Residual liability - National Decommissioning Centre
  Prof A Kemp, Dr M Gronwald
Application Deadline: 14 February 2019
The PhD project consists of two parts. The first wold assess the economic effects of different instruments which can be used to procure financial security for decommissioning such as LOCs, Surety Bonds, trust Funds, and Parent Company Guarantees.
  Policies and Politics: an investigation of how anaerobic digestion processes comply with current environmental policies
  Dr D Toke, Dr T Kiso
Application Deadline: 28 February 2019
This project will involve work on environmental policies and investigation of how anaerobic digestion processes comply with current environmental policies; what changes in policies will be needed to make these processes feasible to fit in with environmental priorities, and the conditions under which the technology can be reconciled with both economic and sustainability objectives.
  Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Sustainable Production of Chemicals and Materials
The University of Aberdeen has been awarded over £1million in funding to establish a centre that will train a new generation of researchers to develop technologies that convert organic waste into sustainable materials.
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