JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

London School of Economics and Political Science

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Department of Management
Research Fellow

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111468745
Date Posted: 12/23/2021
Date Inactive: 01/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Fellow
Section: International: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: London, Greater London, UNITED KINGDOM
JEL Classifications:
O -- Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
Q0 -- General
G0 -- General
L0 -- General
G2 -- Financial Institutions and Services
Economic Development
Agricultural Value Chains
Small and Medium Enterprises
Finance and Banking in Developing Countries
Impact Evaluation
Market Structure
Salary Range: From £46,792 per annum plus a potential market supplement
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Department of Management and the International Growth Centre (IGC) at the London School of Economics are seeking to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for a duration of up to three years.

IGC is working with Aceli Africa to evaluate the Aceli Africa Initiative. This initiative is a market-based platform that aims to address the constraints to agricultural SME lending in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Uganda. Aceli Africa will provide financial incentives to increase the risk appetite of 15+ financial institutions (both global lenders and local banks) while also facilitating technical assistance to expand the ability of high-potential SMEs to qualify for and manage financing.

The appointed Research Fellow will work in close collaboration with the PI (Rocco Macchiavello (LSE)), members of the Evaluation Team and researchers from the IGC network). There will be multiple projects coming out of this partnership – including, but not limited to, evaluating alternative policies supporting lending to SMEs in agricultural value chains, understanding the industrial organizations and market structure of banking systems in emerging markets ad their macroeconomic implications, and evaluating technical assistance programs to firms. It is expected that the Fellow will play a driving role in several of these projects. The role will involve a mix of developing research opportunities and conducting rigorous research as well as engaging with financial institutions, stakeholders, and policymakers.

Full details about the application are available at

Applicants must hold, or be near the completion of, a PhD in Economics, Finance or closely related discipline. Although applications from all relevant fields will be considered, particular consideration will be given to candidates with a demonstrated ability to conduct research at the world frontier in one or more of the following areas: micro-econometrics techniques for policy evaluation, industrial organization, finance, micro and macro development. The candidate should possess excellent quantitative skills in economic analysis alongside a commitment to rigorous, policy relevant, research at the intersection of finance and agriculture with a particular emphasis on East Africa. Excellent communications and organisational skills are also required.

There is possibility of an extension after this date. The salary and benefits for the position are competitive with similar postdoctoral fellowships in Europe and the United States.

The candidates must submit a job market paper, resume, a cover letter, and 3 letters of recommendation with the application.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 15 February 2022 (23.59 UK time).

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 02/15/2022