Job – PhD position in General Equilibrium Modelling and Climate Change Economics at EPFL, France

The Laboratory of Environmental and Urban Economics (LEURE) of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne (EPFL) is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral position in

General Equilibrium Modelling and Climate Change Economics

Full-time contract 3 years

The position is part of PARIS REINFORCE, a H2020 project that will start in Spring 2019.



PARIS REINFORCE aims to underpin climate policymaking with authoritative scientific processes and results, and enhance the science-policy interface, in light of the Paris Agreement and associated challenges. In particular, our aim is to develop a novel, demand-driven, IAM-oriented assessment framework for effectively supporting the design and assessment of climate policies in the EU as well as in other major emitters and selected less emitting/developed countries, in respect to the Paris. The consortium encompasses thirteen leading European research institutes.

You role will be to contribute to the development of a General Equilibrium Model at LEURE within the REINFORCE project and to participate to the studies carried out in this context.


  • PHD in economics with a knowledge in computable general equilibrium modelling and/or applied mathematics, energy economics and economics of climate change.
  • Experience or familiarity with Integrated Assessments of Climate Change
  • Software: Standard office software, GAMS, Matlab
  • Fluency in English, the command of French is an advantage

We offer: located in a beautiful setting near the city of Lausanne on the shores of the Lake of Geneva, EPFL is one of Europe’s top science and technology institutions. It welcomes students, professors and collaborators of more than 120 nationalities. EPFL has both a Swiss and international vocation and focuses on three missions: teaching, research and innovation. It offers salaries which are internationally competitive.


Start date: Spring 2019

Work rate: 100%

Duration: 3 years


The application to the position should consist of a motivation letter and a curriculum vitae to:

Prof. Philippe Thalmann (, EPFL ENAC LEURE, Station 16, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland