Do you have experience in applied quantitative economic analysis or want to develop in this field? Do you have a background in the analysis of the determinants and outcomes of agricultural commodity markets, such as price formation and supply and demand evolution? Are you an expert in partial equilibrium (PE) modelling, and interested to improve the conceptual underpinning and the empirical justification of an in-house simulation model?
Wageningen Economic Research has an extensive international network and a proven ability to lead research consortia in the area of international and national studies on agricultural market outlook topics. We perform contract research in cooperation with public and private actors in various disciplines.
We are seeking a quantitative researcher who can support the agricultural market outlook modelling team at the international policy division of Wageningen Economic Research in The Hague. The successful candidate will develop and/or improve data and modelling tools and analyse the impacts of scenarios on production, consumption, trade, prices, incomes and a range of other indicators (productivity, environment) for a wide and extending set of agricultural commodities with an internationally well-known team of experts. The focus of the research position is on the analysis of policy-economic commodity market dynamics in the EU and its member states, using the AGMEMOD simulation model, based on combining the application of econometric methods with good agricultural sector knowledge.
Our modelling team includes experienced sector experts, micro modellers and policy experts. We also collaborate intensively with experts in other divisions and institutes within Wageningen University & Research and beyond. We are looking for a researcher with the ability to improve the quality and plausibility of agricultural market outlook projections and to discuss model outcomes with market experts. You are output-driven, independent and a team player, who can connect across various national and international research institutes working in the area of agro-food markets.
The position will be based in our main office in The Hague. You collaborate in (inter)national socio-economic research teams focused on agro- food systems for healthy living environments.Job description:
- You collaborate in socio-economic research projects focused on economic and policy topics related to agro-food markets. This applied research provides private and public players in the sector, high quality data and analysis to support formulation of business strategies and government policies.
- You master a wide range of quantitative tools/software and can apply these to specific research cases in a cost-effective way.
- Within national and internationally funded projects, you have contacts with research institutes, umbrella organisations and public and private sector organisations. In your role as project member, you communicate regularly with clients in order to respond proactively and adequately to their wishes and needs.
- Alongside your research, you expand your network further in both the public and private sectors to generate new opportunities to expand your area of research.