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Research Economists

Current job vacancies

Each year IFS recruits a number of outstanding economists to join our research teams.

We welcome applications from:

  • those expecting to graduate in 2019 with an extremely good degree in economics;
  • graduates with an extremely good degree in economics who are expecting to complete an MSc in 2019; or
  • exceptional economists with some experience in research, in academia, public or private sectors.

If you join us straight from your first degree, you will be encouraged to study part-time for a Masters degree with financial support from the Institute.  If you are interested in further study, support is also given towards part-time study for a PhD.

Candidates who are studying for or have completed a PhD are also welcome to apply and will be considered for a Research Economist role. If you consider it relevant, please include information about your doctoral research in the on-line application form; you may include a link to a website where your papers are available.

Successful candidates are expected to start work in autumn 2019.

Research Economists are paid on a scale, £32,000 to £49,000. A new graduate with no previous experience can expect to start on £32,000; a candidate with a postgraduate degree would start at around £34,500.

Any offer of employment is subject to the eligibility to work in the UK.

If you have any queries, please email or contact Emma Hyman at IFS on 020 7291 4800.