Doctoral Scholarship in Agricultural Economics at University of Bonn in Germany, 2013

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Climate change is expected to affect local markets in West Africa by causing temporal shortages of locally produced food commodities. At the same time, ongoing demographic developments may cause increased demand for food commodities and supply of labor, which contribute to imbalances on the respective markets. Economic analyses of local commodity, services, and factor markets often apply generic assumptions for the behavioral patterns of agents and the underlying institutional constraints. -Very good degree (Diploma or Master) in agricultural economics or related field. – Strong quantitative/mathematical background. -Very good knowledge of English. – Experience with mathematical software packages (GAMS, MATLAB) is of advantage. – Experience in handling statistical databases is of advantage. – Work experience in developing countries, particularly West Africa, is of advantage. – African and female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Do submit your applications till December 15, 2012.

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