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February 1, 2015 - July 31, 2015

London School of Economics

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The International Growth Centre (IGC)
IGC Policy Economist (two positions)

JOE ID Number: 2015-01_111452940
Date Posted: 03/27/2015
Date Inactive: 04/12/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: IGC Policy Economist (two positions)
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: London, UNITED KINGDOM
JEL Classifications:
F00 -- General
F -- International Economics
Policy Economist
Central London
Salary Range: £42,280 to £48,952 pa
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Policy Economist will be the policy lead for two of the International Growth Centre’s (IGC’s) four research themes: state, firms, cities and energy. You will become expert in IGC research findings and policy issues in each area, carry out policy analyses and working with researchers and country teams to devise and implement influencing strategies. You will write policy briefs, blogs, research reviews and reports and will promote IGC ideas, research findings and policy advice to national, regional and global policy communities. You will monitor IGC research against the Research Strategy, identifying knowledge gaps and developing plans to build on strengths and address weaknesses. These are new roles reflecting IGC’s increased focus on translating research findings into policy impact, working across both communications and research departments.

The IGC aims to promote sustainable growth in developing countries by providing demand-led policy advice based on frontier research. The IGC directs a global network of world-leading researchers and in-country teams in Africa and South Asia and works closely with partner governments to generate high quality research and policy advice on key growth challenges. Based at LSE and in partnership with the University of Oxford, the IGC is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

You will:
• Have a Masters degree in economics, MPA, development economics or related discipline.
• Have deep understanding of policy-relevant development economics research, and current policy debates.
• Have substantial experience in policy analysis within a development context, preferably in state, firms, cities or energy.
• Have a track record of influencing policy, including authoring engaging and high impact policy and research reports.
• Have the ability to motivate and mobilise a range of people to a common goal.
• Have a dynamic and entrepreneurial approach.
• Have excellent communication and writing skills, including presenting complex research in an accessible way.

This is a full-time position in the IGC Head Office within LSE, in central London.

The role will be offered on a fixed term contract until 31st March 2017, with extension subject to funding. It is anticipated confirmation of further funding will, in the first instance, be for 3 more years. Starting salary will be £42,280 with progression in role. Exceptional candidates may start further up the salary band.

To apply please go to
Closing date: 12 April 2015.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 04/12/2015