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Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) is looking for qualified and motivated researchers to fill 2 positions for the programme Labour in the Low-Carbon Transition (LiLT). The candidates will conduct empirical and theoretical analyses on the following topics: i. the labour market impacts of climate and green policies across workers; ii. study structural transformations associated with the low-carbon transition: innovation, productivity, skill demand and emission dynamics; iii. assess the distributional effects of climate and green policies and their repercussions on political acceptability and voting patterns; iv. modeling and estimating reallocation costs associated with the low-carbon transition, v. estimating the impact of climatic shocks and pollution exposure on labour supply and productivity.

The list of topics is not exhaustive and potential candidates are encouraged to make proposals to broaden the scope of the programme, within the range of its main objectives (see here). The new researcher will also have time to pursue her/his own research agenda.

FEEM is a leading research institute on sustainable development and offers an invaluable research environment and an interdisciplinary workplace, with diverse skills and international staff. FEEM has strong ties with a worldwide network of research institutions engaged in economic research and provides excellent opportunities to focus on research and disseminate results in international conferences and stakeholders’ events.

The selected applicants will be based in Milan (Italy) and will primarily focus on research projects. The candidates will also be asked to contribute to internal activities including conferences and workshops. As part of his/her duties, the candidate will have to finalize the research efforts in scientific articles. The results of the scientific articles may then be used for dissemination in policy briefs or blog posts.

The job assignment is expected to begin in January 2024. Several work arrangements are possible including part- and full-time contracts. The duration can be also negotiated. Gross salary is competitive and will be based on qualification and experience.


A background with solid quantitative skills, as demonstrated by the achievement of at least a M.Sc. in subject areas related to economics and applied statistics. A Ph.D. degree (or a Ph.D. degree nearly completed) is compulsory to apply for this position.

The ideal candidate:

  • is proficient in the microeconometric techniques and panel data;
  • is familiar with at least one of the main field of study of the project; environment/climate economics, labour economics, international economics, political economy;
  • is able to work independently with large datasets;
  • is familiar with text analysis and/or machine learning techniques;
  • is able to work independently on theoretical models, particularly on simulation and quantitative models;
  • has sufficient command of (at least one) standard statistical packages, like R, stata and Matlab;
  • can operate in an international context with English as a working language;
  • is highly committed to develop a research project.

How to apply

Applicants can submit their application and detailed curriculum vitae here. Please mention ref: LILT-OCTOBER.2023 in the application.

Deadline for applications

FEEM will begin considering candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

FEEM values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.