ESA-announce Visiting Erskine Fellowship at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand
The Department of Economics and Finance at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand invites applications for the Erskine Fellowship, for 2013 and beyond.
John Angus Erskine (1872-1960) studied alongside Ernest Rutherford at the University of Canterbury in the 1890s, and subsequently enjoyed an outstanding career as an investment banker. Part of his bequest to the University provides annual funding for up to 75 international academic visitors to visit the Faculties of Commerce, Engineering or Science for the purpose of giving lectures in these subjects to students of the University.
The Erskine Fellowship provides two return airfares, accommodation, and a daily sustenance allowance of NZ$100. Fellows are required to undertake some classroom teaching and contribute to the Department’s research environment. Recent Erskine visitors include Ted Bergstrom, Bram Cadsby, Tim Cason, James Cox, Vincent Crawford, Cary Deck and Morten Lau.
The duration of the Fellowship is normally between one and three months, although longer visits may also be possible. For 2013, the Department is particularly interested in visitors who are available for a full semester (18 February – 31 May or 8 July – 11 October 2013) to teach undergraduate experimental economics or behavioral economics class (2 x 50 min per week). Nevertheless, inquiries regarding shorter visits are also welcome, as are inquiries about subsequent years.
For details on the University’s 2013 academic year, see
The Department features the newly established New Zealand Experimental Economics Laboratory (http://www.nzeel.canterbury.ac.nz/index.shtml)
which is a state-of-the-art facility with 36 fully partitioned workstations and separate experiment control room. NZEEL is available for use by the visiting researchers.
In the first instance, please direct inquiries or questions to Maroš Servátka (maros.servatka(at)canterbury.ac.nz).
Further details on the Erskine Program can be found at http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/erskine/index.shtml.