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CEP Research Assistant (hourly paid) - Trade
Closing date for receipt of applications: 20 July 2020


CEP Research Economist - Wellbeing
Closing date for receipt of applications: 24 July 2020


CEP Summer Interns
Applications are now closed


CEP Research Assistant (hourly paid) - Trade

The CEP is looking for an occasional research assistant with relevant experience to work with Dr. Swati Dhingra and Josh De Lyon on a project documenting the real-time economic effects of Covid-19 in the United Kingdom, as well as its interaction with the economic impacts of Brexit. The project will primarily involve conducting analysis of firm-level survey data and helping to produce blogs and short policy briefs. The position is ideal for economists with experience of working with micro data and an interest in applying economic tools to policy-relevant analysis.

Key requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience of applied economic research (minimum Masters level economics or related discipline) or similar quantitative skills in other disciplines.
  • Experience analysing micro data in Stata or similar software.
  • Interest in writing short articles and blogs to inform economic policy.
Desirable requirements:
  • Accredited researcher with the UK Data Service Secure Lab

The payrate will depend on the experience of the successful applicant and will be between £17 and £20 per hour including holiday pay.

The work will start immediately and it is anticipated will be for three months in the first instance for approximately two days per week. The contract can potentially be extended further and hours per week can be flexible according to the successful candidate's commitments. When these hours are worked can be arranged flexibly with the jobholder.

Please send a CV and a short cover letter (maximum one A4 page) explaining how you meet the key requirements to s.dhingra@lse.ac.uk by Monday 20th July.

Unfortunately we will not be able to sponsor candidates for a visa for this role so you must have eligibility to work in the UK.

CEP Research Economist - Wellbeing

LSE's Centre for Economic Performance (CEP), is seeking to appoint a Research Economist for a one-year period to work mainly on wellbeing and behaviour related to Covid-19. The project will use new primary and existing secondary data to throw light on how wellbeing has changed in the UK and internationally during the Covid-19 pandemic, how wellbeing relates to behaviour during this time, and how wellbeing data can be used to inform evidence-based policy response to the crisis.

The project is led by Dr Christian Krekel and Dr Jan-Emmanuel De Neve with advice from Professor Richard Layard. The Research Economist will play a major role in the planning, design, and implementation of the project and will co-author all outputs accordingly. The role will assist with data matching, processing, modelling, and analysis and will contribute to co-authored top-journal-quality publications. The Research Economist 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 six months away from completion from post start date) in Economics or a closely related quantitative social science discipline. The role holder has either already published in peer-reviewed journals or shows an emerging track record of promising future publications.

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. It is desirable that the role holder has demonstrated interest in wellbeing and behaviour as well as previous experience in policy issues related to wellbeing.

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. Some experience in the use of machine learning is desirable, and knowledge of wellbeing and behavioural science is desirable.

The ability to work independently for long time periods without close supervision is also a requirement.

Visit cep.lse.ac.uk for information about the CEP.

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

For further information about the post and to apply please click here.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 24 July 2020 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

CEP Summer Internship Programme

Applications for 2020 are now closed.

The CEP has a small number of vacancies for Summer Internships from May to October open to Economics graduates and postgraduates. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience of research in practice and can lead on to longer Occasional Research Assistantships with the Centre.

Download further information and an application form (Word Document)