ESRC South Coast DTP Studentship - Fair and equitable allocation of common pool resources (S2108)

University of Southampton

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Full time

13 Nov 2020
18 Jan 2021

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Reference number: SOU-SCDTP-S2108

Fair and equitable allocation of common pool resources

A fully funded studentship awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP) commencing in 2021/22 Academic Year.

How do we manage natural resources more fairly and efficiently? This project will use experimental economic methods to empirically test how people choose between personal gains and the welfare of others in natural resource management. It will investigate how such trade-offs and moral considerations play a role in different decision-making contexts, to suggest resource management approaches that account for potential inequalities.


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Skills Required

The applicant is required to have strong quantitative skills and be familiar with concepts of economic theory (rational choice) and how these are applied in sustainable development. The applicant should have a strong interest in experimental economics. 


South Coast DTP Funding provides an annual maintenance grant (tax free) of £15285 (2020/21 UKRI rate), plus payment of programme fees.  Other funding available for SCDTP funded students can be found on the SCDTP website (

Funding is provided for 3 years full-time PhD study (pro-rata for part-time students).  Applications for 1+3 funding for students completing a Master's year prior to the commencement of PhD study are also welcome (details available at

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