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Application deadline:
25 January 2013
Interview dates:
25 and 26 February 2013
£32,779 - £46,641

IFS is looking to recruit a number of outstanding economists to join our research teams.

IFS is Europe’s leading centre of microeconomic policy research, established as an authoritative commentator on the public finances, tax and welfare policy, tax law, education, inequality and poverty, pensions, productivity and innovation, consumer behaviour and more recently on the evaluation of policies designed to promote development in poorer countries. It is a politically independent registered charity aiming to bridge the gap between policymakers and academics.

Research teams include full-time researchers and academic Research Associates, who are leading academics in their fields. Right from the start, new researchers can expect to be involved in all aspects of research projects - from empirical analysis to writing final reports and giving presentations. IFS has a strong record in training excellent social scientists, some of whom build a long career at IFS while others go on to use the skills they acquired at IFS to good effect in the civil service, the media and academia.

IFS researchers are not only excellent economists, but are able to think creatively about economics and eventually shape their innovative ideas into research programmes. They are keen to use empirical economic analysis to inform policymaking and to pass on their enthusiasm for economics to others, both inside and outside the Institute.

We welcome applications from:

  • those expecting to graduate in 2013 with an extremely good degree in economics;
  • graduates with an extremely good degree in economics who are expecting to complete an MSc in 2013; or
  • exceptional economists with some experience in research, in academia, public or private sectors.

Successful candidates are expected to start work in autumn 2013.