Cornell University, College of Business

Position ID:Cornell-College of Business-XDAEPRTE2123 [#18819, WDR-00026450]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate, Productivity and Climate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14850, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Economics / Management
Appl Deadline:2022/03/22 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/06/17, finished 2022/09/13, listed until 2022/03/22)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

 Postdoctoral Associate, Productivity and Climate

Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Associate with a 1-year renewable term position in our Applied Economics and Policy area, intended for placement in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. The start date of this position will be in the Spring/Summer of 2022. The position will be based in Ithaca, NY.

Responsibilities of the position include (1) evaluate the returns of Research and Development (R&D) on Total Factor Productivity (TFP) growth in US agriculture, (2) assess the effects of future anthropogenic climate change on US agricultural TFP growth, and (3) assess the R&D investment needed to counterbalance projected climate change effects in the coming decades, and (4) contribute towards updating a pre-existing database of state-level agricultural R&D investments and TFP estimates in coordination with economists at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS). The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work closely with Professors Ariel Ortiz-Bobea (Cornell Dyson) and Robert G. Chambers (University of Maryland) under a new grant funded by USDA titled “R&D and agricultural productivity in a changing climate”.

The ideal candidate will possess a PhD in economics, agricultural and resource economics or related field, with experience working with R&D and productivity data and/or climate data and R programming. A strong record of success conducting independent research and scholarly activities, including publication in peer-reviewed journals is highly desired. This position requires excellent verbal and written communications skills. Demonstrated interest in research focusing on productivity analysis and climate change is strongly preferred.

In the context of her/his responsibilities, the Postdoctoral Associate will interact with members of the OECD Network on Agricultural Productivity and the Environment (, an international group of government and academic economists working to improve the measurement of agricultural productivity by incorporating environmental factors such as environmental protection and climate. The network meets regularly at the OECD headquarters in Paris, France.

The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business (established on July 1, 2016) combines three Schools: the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management (Johnson), the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management (Dyson), and the School of Hotel Administration (Hotel School). Dyson houses a top-ranked undergraduate business program as well as graduate programs that award Ph.D., M.S. and M.P.S. degrees. Areas of faculty research include management; environmental, energy and resource economics; food and agricultural economics; and international and development economics. Faculty members in the Dyson School frequently collaborate with colleagues in Computer and Information Sciences, Economics, Engineering, Natural Resources, and other units on campus.

For full consideration please ensure that your application is complete by May 1, 2022. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. Applications received after May 1, 2022 will be reviewed if the position has not been filled.

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