Institute for Fiscal Studies
London – United Kingdom
S: from £36,000 per annum
IFS is Europe’s leading centre for microeconomic research and is an authoritative commentator on a wide range of policy issues. It is a politically independent registered charity aiming to bridge the gap between academia and the wider public.
The Research Directors of IFS are Richard Blundell and Rachel Griffith, and IFS has a large number of Research Fellows including Orazio Attanasio, James Banks, Eric French, Imran Rasul, Fabien Postel-Vinay along with many others.
Post-doctoral fellows will work within a team of researchers at IFS whose direction of research fits with the researcher’s expertise and interests. This will likely include a mix of senior academics and IFS research staff. We will work with successful applicants to secure the best fit for their research interests and strengths and to encourage them to develop these to mutual advantage, with a particular focus on academic publication in top international journals.
Researchers based at IFS have access to a range of datasets, with opportunities to work, for example, on administrative data sets on education, health, and labour markets. These can be for the UK and other European countries in which we have close research collaborations. Researchers will also have the opportunity to engage with work using primary collected data by IFS researchers, often in the context of low-income countries, or rich secondary data, often matched to administrative data.
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 students expecting to complete a PhD by August 2020. Salary will vary to reflect the individual’s role and experience.
Applications should be submitted via EconJobMarket: please see the link to the IFS website for more information about the application process.