PhD Studentship Econometric analysis of the economic impact of past sea level rise (2014)

Sea level rise is one of the key impacts of climate change. Whereas most of the existing literature has focussed on the impact of future sea level rise due to thermal expansion of ocean water and ice melt, the current project will focus on past sea level rise due to tectonic movements and subsidence. The project will apply econometric methods to estimate the effects of local sea level on a range of economic indicators such as income, investment, migration and taxation. The regional focus and historical period will depend on data availability and the candidate’s interest but could include the recent past of the USA, the deep past of the UK, or contemporary Bangkok.

Type of award

Award amount
Fee waiver plus £15,000 per annum stipend for maximum of three years

Applicants must have a solid background in Economics with at least a good Master’s degree (minimum Merit) from a recognised University.

On-line PhD application system

In addition to completing on line application applicants should also provide a research outline explaining how their research interests link with the RISES Project.

Deadline for receipt of complete applications is 5.00pm on 11 December 2013.

First choice applicants will be notified by 18 December 2013.

Further information

Contact details
Please contact Richard Tol ( to discuss the details of the Scholarship.

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Further advice about the application procedure please contact
Janet French
Joy Blake

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