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Research Economist, CEP Growth Programme
Deadline: 06 October 2019

 

Research Assistant, CEP Growth Programme
Deadline: 06 October 2019

 

CEP Summer Interns
Applications are now closed

 

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Research Economist, CEP Growth Programme

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 18 months.


The CEP Growth Programme is recruiting a Research Economist and a Research Assistant to join a team led by Mirko Draca and Anna Valero that will build up new quantitative evidence on emerging technologies (eg: AI, blockchain, clean-tech, quantum) and the drivers of their invention and adoption in the UK. The aim of the work is to improve understanding of the UK's productivity puzzle, and, practically the project will integrate a rich range of 'web intelligence' data on technology and venture capital with large firm-level databases. Via engagement with government and industry, the project also aims to vitally inform the development of the UK's industrial strategy.

The Research Economist will play a major role in the design and execution of the project and co-author work. The successful candidate will assist with data preparation, merging, modelling, and analysis and will contribute to co-authored journal quality papers and will coordinate the work of others as required. The successful candidate should have a PhD (or be under 1 year to completion from post start date) in either Economics or another quantitative social science discipline.

They should have the ability to identify key research questions; advanced analytical skills in handling and quantitative analysis of large firm-level datasets; and experience in the use of STATA and other econometrics software. Experience and interest in the application of data science methods and spatial analysis to economics is desirable. The successful candidate will need to have strong organisational skills, in order to work with data providers, project stakeholders and junior team members.

For further information and to apply click here.

The deadline is 06 October 2019 (23:59 UK time).


Research Assistant, CEP Growth 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 18 months.


The CEP Growth Programme is recruiting a Research Economist and a Research Assistant to join a team led by Mirko Draca and Anna Valero that will build up new quantitative evidence on emerging technologies (eg: AI, blockchain, clean-tech, quantum) and the drivers of their invention and adoption in the UK. The aim of the work is to improve understanding of the UK's productivity puzzle, and, practically the project will integrate a rich range of 'web intelligence' data on technology and venture capital with large firm-level databases. Via engagement with government and industry, the project also aims to vitally inform the development of the UK's industrial strategy.

You will assist senior staff by preparing, matching and carrying out initial analysis of data on firm innovation and diffusion, preparing draft reports, summaries of findings and literature surveys. Opportunity where appropriate will be provided for co-authorship of scientific papers.

Candidates should have a first or upper second class (or international equivalent) undergraduate degree in Economics or other quantitative discipline; and a Masters in Economics or other quantitative social science discipline (but must have very good knowledge of economics) by post start date. Standard of Masters should qualify entry to PhD programme.

Candidates should also have advanced experience of using Stata for analysing large scale micro datasets and experience of large-scale data driven projects. They should have the ability to work independently, without close supervision. An interest / prior experience in the application of data science techniques in economics is desirable. Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to convey technical material in non-technical terms for policy and other non- academic stakeholders. A demonstrated knowledge of and interest in economics of innovation and technological change, and the wider context of industrial strategy and current policy issues related to productivity is also desirable.

For further information and to apply click here.

The deadline is 06 October 2019 (23:59 UK time).


CEP Summer Internship Programme

Applications for 2019 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)


The Centre for Economic Performance invites postgraduate students to apply for Occasional Research Assistantships

Occasional Research Assistants are offered facilities and full membership of the centre and an hourly rate of pay (currently around £15 to £17 an hour) to provide on average a day or more's research assistance a week. Working on centre projects usually provides students with material, data etc for their PhD and helps them define a thesis topic more quickly. In some cases we will offer places to associate scholars who will not carry out research assistance but whose own research is well advanced and can contribute to the Centre's programme of work.

For detailed information about research undertaken at the CEP please read the CEP Programme of Work 2010 - 2015 and browse our website.

If you have a keen interest in working in one of the Centres' main research areas, complete and return the ORA application form (available in Adobe PDF and Microsoft Word 2003)

Please return your completed application form to Linda Cleavely, email l.f.cleavely@lse.ac.uk, with the subject line 'ORA your surname' (e.g. ORA Smith).