Research Economist

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Centre for Economic Performance at LSE

Research Economist

 

Salary from £35,999 to £43,360 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £46,617 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 Research Economist for a two-year period to work mainly on why wellbeing differs so widely between occupations. The project will use wellbeing data to throw light on the value of different job characteristics and theory to reassess both the returns to education and the real level of wage inequality. It will also examine how far wellbeing data help to explain the level of pay in each job.

 

The project is led by Professors Andrew Clark and Richard Layard with advice from Professor Alan Manning however the Research Economist will play a major role in the design and execution of the project and co-author all outputs. The role will assist with data matching, modelling, and analysis and will contribute authored/ co-authored journal quality papers and will coordinate the work of others as required.  The role holder will be encouraged and be provided with sufficient time to develop a wider research agenda of their own within the context of the overall work programme of the Centre.

 

The successful candidate should have a PhD (or be under 1 year to completion from post start date) in either Economics, Psychology or another quantitative social science discipline.

 

Advanced analytical skills in handling and quantitative analysis of large datasets; experience in the use of STATA and other econometrics software; and good understanding of statistical methods are all essential.

 

The successful candidate should also have the ability to identify appropriate methods of investigation; identify key research questions; and to interpret and analyse patterns or trends in data and to think through problems analytically. 

 

The ability to author/co-author papers of refereed journal article quality and the ability to work for a lot of the time independently of close supervision are also requirements.

 

Visit cep.lse.ac.uk for further information about the Centre.

 

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

 

Applications must take the form of a full Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume, a Covering Letter and an electronic copy of one relevant research paper. For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

 

If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email M.Yacoob@lse.ac.uk

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 22 August 2019 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

 

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university

 

 

Centre for Economic Performance at LSE

Research Economist

 

Salary from £35,999 to £43,360 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £46,617 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 Research Economist for a two-year period to work mainly on why wellbeing differs so widely between occupations. The project will use wellbeing data to throw light on the value of different job characteristics and theory to reassess both the returns to education and the real level of wage inequality. It will also examine how far wellbeing data help to explain the level of pay in each job.

 

The project is led by Professors Andrew Clark and Richard Layard with advice from Professor Alan Manning however the Research Economist will play a major role in the design and execution of the project and co-author all outputs. The role will assist with data matching, modelling, and analysis and will contribute authored/ co-authored journal quality papers and will coordinate the work of others as required.  The role holder will be encouraged and be provided with sufficient time to develop a wider research agenda of their own within the context of the overall work programme of the Centre.

 

The successful candidate should have a PhD (or be under 1 year to completion from post start date) in either Economics, Psychology or another quantitative social science discipline.

 

Advanced analytical skills in handling and quantitative analysis of large datasets; experience in the use of STATA and other econometrics software; and good understanding of statistical methods are all essential.

 

The successful candidate should also have the ability to identify appropriate methods of investigation; identify key research questions; and to interpret and analyse patterns or trends in data and to think through problems analytically. 

 

The ability to author/co-author papers of refereed journal article quality and the ability to work for a lot of the time independently of close supervision are also requirements.

 

Visit cep.lse.ac.uk for further information about the Centre.

 

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

 

Applications must take the form of a full Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume, a Covering Letter and an electronic copy of one relevant research paper. For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

 

If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email M.Yacoob@lse.ac.uk

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 22 August 2019 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.