Important Dates:
Application Deadline: 15th October 2023
Start Date: As soon as possible following the selection process.

Position Description:
The University of Palermo is pleased to announce a two-year Post-Doctoral research position in the area of Climate Change and Sovereign Debt Sustainability. The research will primarily focus on exploring the implications of climate change on sovereign debt sustainability and the subsequent spillover effects on the real and financial economy.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Conducting comprehensive research on the designated topic.
  2. Developing and utilizing mathematical and computational models to evaluate the implications.
  3. Collaborating with team members to contribute to the GRINS (NRRP extended partnership) project.
  4. Preparing and publishing research findings in high-impact journals.
  5. Presenting research findings at conferences, workshops, and other academic meetings.


  • Conduct quantitative analysis on the effect of climate change on sovereign debt and its implications for the economy.
  • Develop and implement econometric and computational models to assess the relationships between climate change, debt sustainability, fiscal space and economic outcomes.
  • Collaborate with other researchers to produce high-quality research papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Participate in seminars, workshops, and conferences to present research findings and collaborate with global experts in the field.


  • PhD in Economics, Finance, Applied Math, or a closely related field. Alternatively, 1-2 published or submitted papers in academic journals.
  • Strong quantitative skills, with a solid background in mathematics.
  • Proficient programming skills. Familiarity with languages such as R, Python, MATLAB, or similar is essential.
  • Prior knowledge in debt sustainability analysis and/or climate economics will be an added advantage.
  • Written and verbal communication skills in English.

Funding & Project Details:

This position is funded by the NRRP extended partnership project GRINS. More
details about the project can be found at (

Application Process:

  1. Read and understand the details and instructions of the call (
  2. Fill out the application form available (
  3. Submit the completed application form through certified email.
    For foreign EU candidates who require assistance with the application process, please get in touch with Prof. Andrea Consiglio at

For any queries related to the position, please contact Andrea Consiglio,

The University of Palermo values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.