Background & Topic
Global economic and environmental crises are increasingly influencing the public debate on the design of international economic relations. In international trade, natural resources play a prominent role both in terms of trade volumes and strategic/political importance. Throughout history natural resources have sparked major economic, political, social and, more recently, environmental concerns. Today, with ever growing and more globalized economic activity, scarcities, price volatilities and conflicts call for the proper management and regulation of natural resources.
The 2011 oikos Young Scholars International Economics Academy addresses this pressing topic. It will provide promising researchers with a global platform to identify and advance relevant and rigorous policy-oriented research. The Academy aims to stimulate academic innovation and progress with respect to international economics and Sustainable development and supports scholars in their skills to publish in leading international journals. The event strives to strengthen cooperation between academia, international organisations, NGOs, and policymaking institutions with the aim of generating substantive findings to tackle the challenges in the sustainable management of natural resources.
Successful papers or research proposals will draw on economic theory and methodology, focusing on the interdisciplinary nexus between international trade and the sustainable use of natural resources.
The five-day programme will encompass participants’ paper presentations, guest lectures, professional development roundtables and social events. Participants also have the opportunity to apply their insights and skills in a practitioner day. Fellow students and the following internationally well-reputed researchers will give feedback:
PhD students and young scholars may submit papers or elaborated research proposals on international trade theory, empirics, and policy, focusing on topics such as:
To allow in-depth discussions the oikos Young Scholars international Economics Academy is limited to 15 PhD students and Post-Docs / Young Faculty. The fee is CHF 400.-. The oikos Foundation for Economy and Ecology will cover the total cost of hotel accommodation, food and excursions. Your application should contain:
Please send your application via email to: Johannes Schwarzer oikos PhD Fellowship Lab email@example.com Please submit your application by 5 August 2011.