Research Assistant, Public Economics

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Research Assistant, Public Economics Programme


Salary from £30,570 to £35,108 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £37,717 pa inclusive of London allowance


This is a fixed term appointment for 1 year


We are looking for up to six highly-skilled and motivated individuals to join a group of LSE researchers under the direction of Xavier Jaravel, Camille Landais, Daniel Reck and Johannes Spinnewijn. The job will entail close collaboration on a number of new and ongoing projects on a broad range of topics in applied microeconomics with applications to economic policy, using “big data” and quasi-experimental methods to identify causal effects and test the predictions of economic and sociological models.


The successful candidate should have a completed Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and/or a completed (or nearly completed) Master’s degree in economics or other closely related discipline, strong quantitative and data analysis skills, strong programming skills and confidence with the use of different data management software and the ability to manage own areas of responsibility independently without constant direct supervision. Experience in Stata, SAS or Matlab is essential. We are looking for someone with fluency in written and spoken English, with excellent written and verbal communication skills who is able to communicate effectively to different audiences, conveying complex technical information in a clear and accurate manner.


We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

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The closing date for receipt of applications is 14 April 2021 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.