Postdoc in Energy Economics at CSEI, Department of Economics, working with COPENHAGEN BUSINESS SCHOOL


Copenhagen Business School (CBS) invites applications for new Postdoctoral positions in Energy Economics at CSEI, Department of Economics

The Department of Economics provides research, teaching and knowledge transfer in the fundamental areas of economics, i.e. microeconomics, macroeconomics and quantitative methods. The Department is particularly active in business-related applied economic research and comprises three research centres: the Copenhagen School of Energy Infrastructure (CSEI), the Center for Innovation (CFI) and the Center for Pension Research (Per Cent). In terms of research activities, the positions will be attached to the CSEI.

The Copenhagen School of Energy Infrastructure (CSEI) is a highly specialized European research center within the Economics Department of Copenhagen Business School. At CSEI, we focus primarily on the economic and policy research aspects of European energy issues. At the same time, we maintain a global vision of the energy challenges of our time. The CSEI is funded by energy sector actors and other research grants.

The position
The postdoc position is primarily for research and does not normally involve teaching obligations. The candidate must be physically present on campus on a regular basis and actively participate in CSEI research activities.

CSEI research axis
Appointed post-docs will contribute to externally funded research projects in CSEI’s key research areas of applied energy economics and policy related to energy transition, energy sector decarbonization and climate change. European Green Deal. They are also encouraged to develop and promote new topics in line with their interests and current developments in the energy sector. The CSEI also offers taught modules in energy economics to CBS students. Our current and planned areas of research include, but are not limited to, the following areas of economics, regulation, innovation, and applied energy policy:

  • Economic regulation of energy networks and infrastructures
  • Modeling of energy systems, e.g. on energy system integration, sector coupling, renewable energy integration
  • Economics and politics of technology and innovation, for example in relation to Power-to-X, offshore renewables and carbon capture use and storage
  • Application of numerical methodologies and data sources in techno-economic research on energy, e.g. geographic information systems, social media, data centers and regulation
  • Energy, green and carbon finance
  • Econometric analysis (e.g. market, consumer or Danish register data)

In this call, we would like to hear from qualified candidates who will support our new research projects on the following topics:

  • Energy and environmental economics and related social sciences to research public acceptance of energy technologies and infrastructure development in general and carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) in particular .
  • Digitization of the energy sector and development of an innovative energy data infrastructure system in the EU. This research is part of a large interdisciplinary Horizon Europe project.

EC and ministerial responsibilities

  • Individual and group research to high international standards, incl. publishing and scientific communication
  • Participation in research activities, such as seminars, workshops, networks and conferences
  • Contribute to departmental administrative responsibilities and CBS-wide tasks
  • Communicate results to the general public and CBS stakeholders in particular, including participation in public debate to promote CBS’s academic reputation


  • PhD or equivalent higher degrees in energy economics and relevant fields
  • Documented research experience at the international level, including publications in recognized journals in the field
  • Experience developing research grant proposals and managing research projects
  • Candidate must be fluent in English (written and spoken)


  • Opportunity to travel to international conferences
  • Extensive network within industry, academia and European policy-making
  • Well-equipped office space in a central location in Copenhagen

Copenhagen Business School is committed to excellence, distinctiveness and relevance in its research. Candidates wishing to join us must demonstrate enthusiasm for research and dissemination in their field.

For more information, please contact
Professor Tooraj Jamasb ([email protected]) or Dr Philipp Ostrowicz ([email protected])

More information about CSEI can be found at:

You will find information about the department at

The appointment and salary will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Central University Organization.

The application should be sent through the e-recruitment system, using the link below and should include:

  1. A cover letter (no more than 2 pages)
  2. A complete CV
  3. Proof of qualifications
  4. Documentation of internationally relevant, significant and original research, including publications in internationally recognized journals and citations in the Social Science Citation Index and/or Google Scholar
  5. If applicable, information indicating experience in research management, cooperation with industry and international collaboration
  6. Copies of academic work to be taken into account during the exam. Only publications written in English or one of the Scandinavian languages ​​will be considered

Closing Date:
Copenhagen Business School must receive all application materials, including all annexes (see items above), by the application deadline.

Details of the Copenhagen Business School, the Department of Economics and the Copenhagen School of Energy Infrastructure can be found at

Application due:
October 3, 2022


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