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What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth
Research Economist

JOE ID Number: 2017-02_111459482
Date Posted: 11/22/2017
Date Inactive: 01/05/2018
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Economist
Section: International: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: London , UNITED KINGDOM
JEL Classification: R -- Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics
Research Economist, local government, impact evaluation
Salary Range: GPB 34,736 to 42,019
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth is a partnership between the London School of Economics and Political Science, Centre for Cities and Arup.

The What Works Centre seeks to appoint a full-time Research Economist as part of our growing team. You will work with the Centre Director, senior staff and two existing Research Economists, as well as practitioners in local government and beyond. You will help design, deliver, manage and analyse programme evaluations – especially randomised control trials and quasi-experiments – in areas such as skills, active labour market policy, transport and business support. You will draft policy toolkits, evaluate existing studies for quality, and support policy working groups. You will assist the Director and Deputy Directors with these projects, and for some of them will take responsibility for the major part of the research design and writing up.

Working with the other Research Economists, you will also support our local partners to develop and deliver their own policy evaluations. You will also be given the opportunity to develop a wider research agenda of your own, involving robust quantitative evaluation techniques on policy areas of interest to spatial and urban economics.

Fixed term appointment for 2 years

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 01/04/2018