POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP)-Samuel Tak Lee (STL) MIT Real Estate Entrepreneurship Lab (2 openings), to conduct high-quality research on one of two topics--1) Estimating Social Costs of Air Pollution in Urban China; or 2) Evaluating the Impacts of Major Land, Urban and Sustainability Policies in China. Will present research results at workshops/conferences/exhibits; coauthor articles for top-tier, peer-reviewed journals; coordinate the lab's online education initiatives; serve as teaching assistant; update website and social media by writing, editing, and posting content; manage lab's working paper series; and organize research seminars. The first project will take advantage of emerging location-based big data to empirically estimate the social costs of air pollution in China, create visualization tools aimed to demonstrate results to the public, and discuss the policy implications. The second project will evaluate China's efforts to achieve the dual goals of urban economic growth and enhanced environmental sustainability. It will explore land property rights, urban infrastructure investments, and urban planning with a focus on the consequences of land policy reform and a set of place-based investments such as subways, highways, high-speed rails, and industrial park construction.
REQUIRED: Ph.D in urban planning, urban studies, urban and/or environmental economics, real estate economics, or related field; excellent project management, analytical, problem solving, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; proven ability to conduct independent research; leadership skills and ability to thrive in a diverse, team-oriented environment; and ability to work independently and as a member of multidisciplinary teams. Job #14763
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