Jobs

At IFS, we recruit top-quality economists. We specialise in the economic analysis of public policy, bridging the gap between purely academic research and issues of practical policy design or evaluation. You will carry out in-depth economic research and communicate your findings to politicians, journalists, academics and others such as campaigning groups and professional organisations.

You will work closely with colleagues in a small team as well as with other teams across the Institute; your colleagues will include policy experts and leading academics from the UK and overseas. We will support you in developing your skills, through further study, ad hoc training and by giving you opportunities to get involved with all aspects of research and communication right from the start.

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Summer Students

Salary: £370 per week
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IFS offers several placements each summer to economics students who are interested in how microeconomics can be applied to public policy issues and who are considering a career in economic research.

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Research Economists

Salary: £32,779-£48,046 per annum
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IFS is looking to recruit a number of outstanding economists to join our research teams.

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Graduate Scholarships

Salary: Fees etc in line with ESRC rates
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The IFS runs an annual Graduate Scholarship Programme, whereby students studying for a PhD on an accredited pathway at an ESRC doctoral training centre are affiliated with the IFS.

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Post-doctoral Fellowship

Salary: £32,779–£48,046
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The IFS is looking to recruit a number of outstanding post-doctoral economists to join our research teams.

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Research Assistant: early childhood intervention, India

Salary: Between £22,876 and £27,508
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We are seeking to recruit a Research Assistant (RA) to support a research project on early childhood development in rural India. The project involves the design, implementation and evaluation by randomized controlled trial of a psycho-social stimulation and nutritional education program that aims to promote child development by improving interactions between mothers and their infants/children. The project is a collaboration between the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies at IFS and Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, Pratham India, CECED at Ambedkar University and J-PAL South Asia.

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Research Assistant: sanitation intervention, India

Salary: Between £22,876 and £31,414
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We are seeking to recruit a Research Assistant (RA) to support a research project on sanitation uptake in rural India. It involves a collaboration with a microfinance institution in India, which offers credit for sanitation investment, and an NGO that provides awareness creation activities about the benefits of improved sanitation. The research project analyzes, using a randomised control trial design, the effectiveness of offering credit, and offering credit in conjunction with awareness creation in achieving sustainable improvements in household and community sanitation - with the ultimate aim of improving the health and of reducing health expenditures of the poor in rural India

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