PhD position

PhD position in assessing nonrenewable energy consumption and dependency by different farm activities in European agriculture

The INRAE-PSAE (Paris-Saclay Applied Economics) is hiring a PhD candidate (3 years full-time) to work on understanding how different farm activities (different crop production, animal rearing, etc) use fossil fuels and mineral fertilizers in their production process.

The overarching goal of this PhD is to shed light on the EU's agricultural dependency on fossil-fuel-based inputs.

The position is embedded in the Horizon Europe project "Analysing Fossil Energy Dependence in Agriculture to Increase Resilience Against Input Price Fluctuations - AgEnRes." The prospective PhD candidate will be part of a team of agricultural economists at INRAE (Paris-Saclay, and Rennes), the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, Wageningen University & Research, and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Vienna.

Conditions :

  • PhD student in the doctoral school ABIES
  • Emailing Hervé Dakpo ( by April 30th, 2024 (by midnight Paris time), include (1) a cover letter, (2) a CV with names and contact information for two references, (3) a record of transcripts (Bachelor and Master degrees)


Detailed proposal to download


Modification date: 08 March 2024 | Publication date: 06 April 2010 | By: Olivier Cauchy