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August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Imperial College Business School

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Business School
Department of Finance
Research Associate, Initiative on Household Finance and Decision-Making - BUS00410

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111468382
Date Posted: 02/01/2022
Date Inactive: 07/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Associate, Initiative on Household Finance and Decision-Making - BUS00410
Section: International: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: London, UNITED KINGDOM
JEL Classification: G5 -- Household Finance
Salary Range: Internationally Competitive
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Duties & responsibilities

Imperial College Business School is beginning an initiative to study household data and decision-making in financial markets around the world, in an effort to develop a deeper academic understanding of household beliefs, preferences, and constraints

As a post-doctoral researcher on this initiative, you will work on projects which harness technological prowess to unearth patterns from data; and combine and discipline data analysis with economic theory and structural economic modelling. This will require a range of techniques in economic analysis including both empirical and theoretical work. The aspiration is to establish an academic knowledge-base on the underlying factors driving household decisions in a range of markets including risky assets, credit, pensions, and housing.

Key Responsibilities & Main Duties

• Conduct finance and economics research on a number of projects related to the initiative.
• Acquiring, collating, and analysing big datasets (structured, unstructured, administrative data, and surveys) from around the world documenting household financial and economic behaviour.
• Using state-of-the-art machine learning and other computing techniques to interrogate these data.
• Developing structural models to map patterns in the data into the beliefs, preferences, and constraints of households and of the agents that they interact with.
• Co-author manuscripts for submission to high-impact international journals in economics and finance.
• Contribute towards the development of research grant applications

Other Activities

• Participate in the day to day research activities of the Business School
• Present your research to a variety of audiences including funders, academics, and policy makers, at seminars, national and international conferences
• Undertake appropriate administration tasks associated with working at Imperial College
• Work collaboratively with all members of the Centre, Business School and College
• Undertake any necessary training and/or development to equip you with the tools and ability to conduct the required research

Essential requirements

• Hold a PhD or near completion of one in Economics or Finance
• Theoretical and statistical / econometric analyses in research projects
• Communication and dissemination of academic research to a variety of audiences

This full-time post will commence from July/August 2022 and will be for fixed term of 24 months (with possible extension for up to a further 12 months).

Imperial College offers a wide range of benefits as well as a unique opportunity to work with friendly and dedicated people.  We also offer you our commitment to training and development and a generous leave provision. 

Application Requirements:
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Application deadline: 02/10/2022
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