Energy economics PhD Fellowship Opportunity
Electrification of the commercial vehicle fleet
An exciting PhD opportunity in energy economics is available in September 2023. The PhD candidate
will work on research relating to the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) by businesses. This research
is part of the newly established All Island SFI Strategic Partnership Programme, NexSys, focussed
upon the transition to a net zero carbon energy system. It is a unique partnership bringing together a
multidisciplinary research team, industry, and policy makers to tackle fundamental research
questions to be addressed as part of the transition to net Zero.
The candidate will be part of UCD School of Economics PhD programme and located in the research
facility of UCD Energy Institute. The candidate will carry out a survey of current and future attitudes
to EVs by SMEs and will develop a model of the uptake rates over the coming decade. They will work
as part of a team modelling travel patterns of commercial vehicles data and local economic
activities. They will require skills in applied microeconomics, econometrics, and an interest in climate
change and transport.
The PhD Fellowship includes:
• Stipend of €18,500 per year for 4 years
• Payment of EU fees for 4 years (non-EU fees in exceptional circumstances)
• Some funding for conference travel and the purchase a PC/laptop.
Applications should be made to the research supervisor, Professor Lisa Ryan (firstname.lastname@example.org)by
June 3 rd 2022. More details are available here.