Fellow (Post Doc Res)


Kansas State University


Monday, March 13, 2023

Start Date

Saturday, July 1, 2023

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Description: The Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University seeks to fill a 12-month postdoctoral, full-time, non-tenure track appointment in Agricultural Economics. This will be an annual appointment, renewable for up to two years. The expected starting date is July 1st, 2023. The Department has a reputation for excellence in all three functions of the University’s land grant mission (teaching, research, and extension).

The candidate will lead the creation of a new spatially explicit global database of subnational land use at the grid-cell level that can be aggregated to different climatic and/or biogeographical regions to allow for greater spatial flexibility in the analysis of policies that affect global land use. The new land use dataset will be coupled with a dataset of soil carbon, biomass, and land-cover-specific emission factors that will be developed by collaborators at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Both the newly created land use dataset and associated emission factors will be embedded in an applied general equilibrium model based on the GTAP-AEZ framework. The candidate is expected to lead research analyzing the effects of relevant policies (e.g., supply chain or international trade policies) with potential effects on global land use and associated greenhouse gas emissions. The candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Nelson Villoria (nvilloria@ksu.edu), and in close collaboration with researchers at the USDA Economic Research Service and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.