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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Senior Economist

IPPR is seeking to recruit a Senior Economist with a track record as an economist; expertise in analysing government data sets; and a good understanding of government and the public policy making process. The successful candidate will play a key role in taking forward the work of the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice (CEJ), a two-year research programme due to conclude this Autumn. The remit of the Commission is broad, covering industrial strategy, macroeconomic frameworks, and the impact of automation and other technological trends on work, and the post holder will help to determine which topics IPPR should investigate in more depth once the Commission has published its final report.

The Senior Economist’s key responsibilities will include: designing, leading and managing quantitative economic research projects; providing ad hoc analytical support to other teams across the Institute as required; and helping to communicate IPPR’s work on the economy via engagement with policymakers and other stakeholders, publication of blogs, and media appearances.

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of economic policy, with the ability to link data analysis to current policy debates, and to develop practical policy recommendations on the basis of evidence. They will be an experienced research project manager who is familiar with a range of advanced quantitative methods. Additionally, they will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and a commitment to the values and ethos of IPPR.

As part of our commitment to flexible working we will consider a range of options for the successful applicant to fill the post. All options can be discussed at interview stage.

For an information pack and application form please see the buttons on the left, or email recruitment@ippr.org quoting the job title or REF: SE/FEB Completed applications should be returned to applications@ippr.org  Please do not send CVs.

In order to complete your application please also complete IPPR’s equal opportunities monitoring form

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is midnight on Sunday 25th February 2018.

Interviews will be held on w/c 5th March 2018.