February 21, 2007

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University of Paris X (France)

Refgov project

Two Post-doctoral or Research fellow positions on the “biodiversity governance and global public goods” program

Partner institutions of the Refgov network offer two post-doctoral or research fellows for working in an international project on biodiversity governance and global public goods (1 year, extendible contingent on funding).

The project is part of a European project of 29 universities on reflexive governance (FP6, REFGOV, http://refgov.cpdr.ucl.ac.be/). The objective of the research on biodiversity in this network is to analyse and build institutional support for collective action in the field of sustainable management of natural resources.


The researcher will work in a European network of research institutions on governance, develop background research for the project and prepare background documents for an international workshop. The working language is English.

The candidate should have obtained a doctorate (or show equivalent level of competence) in a field related to environmental governance with one of the following specialisations:

(1) institutional economics of environmental goods provision

(2) socio-economic and / or legal analysis of forest biodiversity and/or agro-environmental policies

(3) environmental impact assessment of biodiversity related policies, including the use of sustainability indicators

The first fellow will work at IDDRI Montpellier and/or IDDRI Paris. He will do field work on the implementation of European environmental policies in one of the Balkan countries, upon best convenience for accomplishing the research. Practical experience in one the Balkan countries is a plus.

The second fellow will work at EconomiX/Paris X (France) or at the BIOGOV Unit/Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL, Belgium) and will be more generally in charge of economic and/or legal analysis in one of the three above mentioned fields of specialisation.

START DATE : as soon as possible (from 15th of March), but no later than 1st of October 2007 for the IDDRI position; October to December 2007 for the EconomiX/UCL position

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please send CV, a letter explaining research interests and plans for writing during your fellowship and at least one paper or other suitable evidence of scholarship, as e-mail attachment, to Selim Louafi at louafi@iddri.org, Tom Dedeurwaerdere at dedeurwaerdere@cpdr.ucl.ac.be and Eric Brousseau at eric@brousseau.info

Final deadline for applications is March 10th, 2007.

Additional information about the general context of the research can be found at