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International PhD Scholarship at Lancashire Business School, UK

Applications are invited for a full-time scholarship available in the Lancashire Business School. The scholarship is tenable for up to 3 years for a PhD (via MPhil route) [subject to satisfactory progress] and is open to international applicants only. UK/EU applicants are not eligible to apply. The scholarship will provide £15000 towards the cost of the International tuition fee over 3 years. The aim of this PhD project is to analyse economic impacts of preferential trade agreements between the EU and the chosen developing countries. GLOBE computable general equilibrium model and the Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) representation of Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) database will be used to simulate various trade liberalisation scenarios, depending on the contents of the preferential trade agreements. The main focus will be on economic effects of such preferential trade agreements on developing economies. Depending on the applicant’s research interests, developing countries chosen can either be i-)Latin American, ii-) African or Asian economies. When deciding about the developing countries, the student needs to make sure that they are in Global Trade Analysis Project’s (GTAP) database, which is the main database that will be used for this project. Applicants will need to justify their choice of developing countries during the application and interview processes. They will produce a research proposal of not more than 2,000 words that outline and justify the proposed research question, identify any additional data requirements and detail the proposed work programme.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 13 May 2011

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2011-2012 PhD Studentships in Climate Change and Global Economy, UK

The full-time studentship, which includes an element of teaching, will be for 3 years, subject to satisfactory progress. Starting bursary will be £20,000 pa plus student fees. The global economic implications of climate change are major sources of concern and the subject of an increasing body of research. The objective of this studentship is to further this research by using a global computable general equilibrium (CGE) model that has been calibrated using data primarily drawn from the Global Trade Analysis Project’s database (see McDonald et al., 2007, for documentation of the GLOBE model*) to explore some aspect of the global economic implications of climate change and/or possible mitigation strategies. The precise topic, within the broad subject area, will be determined by the research proposal of the successful candidate and the first year’s research. While we would welcome applicants with research interests in:
1.    Economic and environmental implications of growth in China and/or India
2.    Economic implications of climate change for least developed countries
3.    Carbon trading and economic welfare
The successful applicant will be the candidate with the best research proposal within the broad subject area.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 April 2011

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