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Research Assistant, Public Economics Programme

Contract Type
Fixed Term
Salary is competitive and not less than £30.029 pa inclusive of London allowance
Expiry Date
We are looking for up to four highly-skilled and motivated individuals to join a group of LSE researchers under the direction of Camille Landais, Johannes Spinnewijn, Daniel Reck and Xavier Jaravel.

Job Description

The job will entail close collaboration on a number of new and ongoing projects on a broad range of topics in applied microeconomics with applications to economic policy, using “big data” and quasi-experimental methods to identify causal effects and test the predictions of economic and sociological models.


You should preferably have a Master’s degree, or at least a Bachelor’s degree, in economics or other closely related discipline, a very strong quantitative background, strong computer skills including programming and the ability to work independently to solve problems. Experience in Stata, SAS or Matlab is essential.


We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.


For further information about the post, please see the job description and the person specification.


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The closing date for receipt of applications is 31st March, 2019 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


Unfortunately this role will not meet the Resident Labour Market Test required by the UKVI in order for the School to be eligible to apply to sponsor candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK or who are currently working under Tier 2 of the UKVI Points Based System. We welcome applications from EU citizens.