Sæthre receives an ERC Starting Grants
Associate Professor Morten Sæthre has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant for his project «Distributional Effects of Environmental Policy: DEEP».
In competition with young researchers from all European universities and colleges, Associate Professor Morten Sæthre succeeded with his application and project "Distributional Effects of Environmental Policy: DEEP".
Talent and skills
Sæthre receives funding over five years with a total of NOK 15 million through the ERC Starting Grants.
`Morten Sæthre is a talented young researcher, and the recognition from the EU Research Council is impressive and fully deserved´, says NHH Rector Øystein Thøgersen.
The ERC received 2,932 applications in the Starting Grants category in January. Today 408 early-career researchers have won this year’s European Research Council Starting Grants.
Climate policy measures
Sæthre is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Centre for Business Economics at NHH Norwegian School of Economics.
`It is fantastic to receive the prestigious Starting Grant. The project I am about to start is important. I want to provide new knowledge on how existing differences between both households and firms interact with environmental policies in shaping the development of inequality´, says Sæthre.
The goal of DEEP is to provide new knowledge of how existing differences interact with environmental policies in shaping choices, with consequences for policy effectiveness and the evolution of disparities among households and firms.
New group of bright minds
`I believe it is high time to look into different kinds of climate measures and the potential inequalities they might lead to, between both households and firm – and how we design effective policies´, says Sæthre.
President of the European Research Council Professor Maria Leptin says that Europe as a whole - both at national and at EU level - has to continue to back and empower its promising talent:
`It is a pleasure to see this new group of bright minds at the start of their careers, set to take their research to new heights. We must encourage young researchers who are led by sheer curiosity to go after their most ambitious scientific ideas. Investing in them and their frontier research is investing in our future´.
The funding is worth in total €636 million and part of the Horizon Europe programme. It will help excellent younger scientists, who have 2 to 7 years’ experience after their PhDs, to launch their own projects, form their teams and pursue their most promising ideas.