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Judge Institute of Management Studies


The Judge Institute hopes soon to be in a position to appoint to this Studentship, depending on final confirmation of funds supporting it. Following generous funding from Railtrack plc, applications are invited for a three-year Ph.D. Studentship, from 1 January 2001, to look at issues in the economic regulation of railways.

The UK rail industry is complex, the subject of much political interest, and heavily regulated as to its investment, operation, and safety. Issues to be examined by the successful candidate would include evaluation of the experience of incentive regimes in the UK rail industry, assessment of the efficient level of costs in the rail industry, investigation of how investment in the rail industry should be funded and regulated, and analysis of the impact of multiple regulators in the rail industry.

The Student will be expected to meet the normal entry requirements for the University of Cambridge and will be registered for a Ph.D. Degree. The Studentship will cover University and College fees, a maintenance allowance, and some research expenses.

Applicants will be expected to have a Master's Degree in Economics or equivalent.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Secretary of the Judge Institute of Management Studies, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1AG (tel. +44 (0)1223 339700, e-mail enquiries@jims.cam.ac.uk), to whom applications should be submitted by 8 December 2000.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 8 November 2000