DMU is offering a fully-funded 3-year PhD scholarship for this work, commencing on 1st October 2021.
In a globalised world, economies are interlinked and so are environmental policies. This project challenges existing knowledge governing environmental policy design by asking the following question: how should a country set and implement an optimal emission control target and pathway in the presence of pollution and policy externalities which are transmitted through global supply chains? Combining insights from multiple disciplines including economics, environmental studies and supply chain management, this project aims to develop an adaptable analytical framework and conduct a rigorous empirical analysis to unpack the black box of the working of emission control policies in a global production network. A key part of the investigation is to uncover the transmission mechanisms of pollution activities and emission control policies along the global supply chain. We expect the framework and empirical evidence produced out of this project to be applicable in various disciplinary settings, and importantly to be able to inform the design and implementation of environmental policies for national and regional governments.
Application deadline: 21 June 2021