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13 October 2021

PhD Position ‘Measuring broader welfare at the urban and regional scale’, Wageningen, The Netherlands

The Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute) works together with the Municipality of Amsterdam to monitor and measure the various sustainability objectives that the municipality has set. As an international frontrunner in the field of the energy transition, circular economy, climate adaptation and mobility, there are various municipal ambitions and challenges that must be achieved in the coming years. The AMS Institute and the municipality are joining forces to map out all these ambitions, measure their progress and identify where the greatest potential for improvement lies. In a co-creation process we aim to develop ‘The Ideal Monitor’.

In order to realize the Ideal Monitor, we seek a PhD student who would like to work on ‘measuring and monitoring what really matters’, to go beyond GDP, the narrow welfare definition, into a broader definition that is relevant at the urban level.

In this PhD project, you will be both based at the Urban Economics Group (UEC) in Wageningen, and at the AMS institute. You will collaborate with the “Ideal monitor” team, the municipality of Amsterdam and researchers from both Wageningen University and TUDelft.

This vacancy will be listed up to and including 1st of November 2021. We hope to schedule the first job interviews in week 44-45.

More details and how to apply are here.


07 October 2021

Research internship at OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities

looking to recruit several interns to work on a range of ongoing projects that require good analytical, analysis and writing skills. We offer a dynamic and stimulating environment and hands-on experience in policy analysis and empirical research in an intergovernmental organisation.

The internship can be virtual or in-person (depending on the sanitary situation and other circumstances); in the latter case, interns can be onboarded in Paris or in Trento, Italy. The start date is negotiable – we prefer selected candidates to join us in early 2022 but other timing can be agreed upon on a case-by-case basis. The duration of the internship is 3 to 6 months (the latter is preferred) with a possibility of extension up to 12 months. The OECD does not pay a salary but offers a contribution to living expenses slightly over EUR700 for each month of work.

More details and how to apply are here.

Application deadline: 17 October 2021