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Postdoctoral Associate, Productivity and Climate: SC Johnson College of Business, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

Ithaca, NY
Type: Full-Time
Posted: 06/22/2021
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 is dependent on when funding from non-university sources is received. The position will be based in Ithaca, NY.

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

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.

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For full consideration please ensure that your application is complete by June 30, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.  Applications received after June 30, 2021 will be reviewed if the position has not been filled.

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Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

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