Research Economist, Economy 2030, Centre for Economic Performance

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Centre for Economic Performance


Research Economist, Economy 2030


Salary From £37,197 to £44,802 per annum inclusive with potential to progress to £48,168 pa inclusive of London allowance


 This is a fixed term appointment for 2 years  


The Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) is seeking to appoint a full time Research Economist. The CEP offers an outstandingly dynamic research and training environment with researchers who lead the field.


You will be an economist or quantitative social scientist, who will assist Professors Stephen Machin and Henry Overman with work on the Economy 2030 project, and associated core Centre projects. The Economy 2030 project is examining the change that the UK is living through and setting out a plan for navigating that change and covers six interrelated themes: people, places, firms, Covid-19, Brexit and Net Zero. The Research Economist will have a particular focus on work related to the first three themes and how they interact.


The postholder will be expected to co-author papers and to help lead the research, and to supervise more junior researchers on the project.


You must have an undergraduate degree in Economics or other quantitative science discipline, and a Masters in Economics or other quantitative science discipline (or equivalent training as part of a PhD programme).


You must have a PhD (or be within one year of completion) in Economics or other quantitative social science or have evidence of original research work through independently written scientific papers approaching refereed journal quality. In addition, you must have advanced analytical skills in handling and quantitative analysis of large individual-level or firm-level datasets, as well as experience in using STATA or other econometrics/statistical software


You must also have experience of the execution, design and write up of independent research projects; as well as an understanding of economics literatures that are relevant for the analysis of how economic change is affecting people, firms and places and interest in understanding this change in the UK context.; and must demonstrate potential or existing personal research agenda and commitment to development of research projects within the overall objectives of the project and the wider CEP.


Visit for further information about the Centre. The post will commence as soon as possible.


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


You should apply with a CV, cover letter as well as one of your research papers that is relevant to this post.


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 23 January 2022 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.



Research Economist, Economy 2030, Centre for Economic Performance