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May 2019


Job opening: 

Research Analyst

World Bank, Washington DC

We are looking for someone to join the South Asia Chief Economist's (SARCE) Office and contributing to the work program of the Office, reporting to the regional Chief Economist. 

The work will include:

• Contributing to the preparation of research papers, reports, or policy and briefing notes, either as a research assistant or as a co-author – research focus will be mainly on labor economics, international trade and the economics of income distribution and poverty.
• Conducting systematic, critical reviews and syntheses of relevant theoretical and empirical literature on economic issues in South Asia.
• In conjunction with the above responsibilities:
                o Apply skills of microeconometrics to analyses of micro datasets;
                o Design, manage, and document regional databases and online data platforms;
                o Assist in preparing tables, figures, maps, presentation slides, and other multimedia outputs.

Detailed information on the position is available at: https://worldbankgroup.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=3030&site=1

Deadline for application: 5th June 2019.  

Job opening: 

(LIS)²ER Research Associate (Post-doc, m/f) – Ref. 19-07

LIS and LISER, Luxembourg

We are looking for the following profiles: Ph.D. in Social Sciences (Economics, Sociology, Political sciences or other relevant discipline); Expertise in income/wealth inequality and poverty, as well as knowledge of cross-country policy differences (welfare policies, labour market regulation, educational policies); Extensive experience in quantitative research; Fluency in English (speaking and writing).

We offer a full-time/40 hours per week, based at LIS and LISER. This is a fixed-term contract of 2 years, starting ideally on 1 September 2019, not later than 1 January 2020.

The objective is to develop a new data-driven knowledge base about policies to fight inequalities and to deepen our understanding of ‘what works’ in reducing inequalitie, building upon almost 40 years of household data from middle-income and rich countries collected in the LIS Data Center. The structure of LIS data has at its core the exploitation of variations across countries and over time to describe and explore the roots of income and wealth inequality and poverty.  

Detailed information on the position is available at: https://jobs.liser.lu/jobs 

Deadline for application: 21st May 2019.



Job opening: 

PhD Candidate in Computational Social Sciences (m/f) - Ref: 19-06

LISER and University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

The position is a collaboration between LISER and the University of Luxembourg. Enrolled as a PhD student in the Doctoral School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Luxembourg, you will be working at LISER within the pluri-disciplinary Doctoral Training Unit DRIVEN (Data-driven Computational Modelling and Applications).  

We are looking for the following profiles: MA or MSc in a social science or DRIVEN related discipline, i.e. Computer science, mathematics, statistics or computational engineering with a strong interest in social sciences. Strong background in quantitative methods and statistical analysis. Interest in data science, machine learning, data visualization and computational methods. Experience with programming and related software development environments is an asset (Stata/R/Python/C++). Good English skills (a certified level B2 is the minimum required, while level C1 is a plus). Willingness to work in an inter-cultural and international environment. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Curiosity and self-motivation.

Integrating the research stream ”Predicting well-being in old age”, the Doctoral Candidate will address how the conditions, events and environments to which individuals are confronted over their lifetime shape their well-being as they grow older. The complexity and high dimensionality of these mechanisms challenge traditional modelling techniques. The PhD project will develop data-driven predictive models for a range of dimensions of well-being factors in old age on the basis of life course individual data on employment trajectories, migration, partnerships and household demographics. The project will exploit the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) which has collected individual level data of more than 120,000 individuals aged 50+ in Europe. SHARE also collects information about people's lives across many dimensions. Supervised learning algorithms will be developed to map life course information to later life outcomes. You will be co-supervised by Alessio Fusco (LISER), Philippe Van Kerm (LISER and University of Luxembourg) and Stéphane Bordas (University of Luxembourg).

Detailed information on the position is available at: https://jobs.liser.lu/jobs

Deadline for application: 27th May 2019.


Job opening:

PhD (Doctoral Candidate) position in Economics (m/f) - Ref: 50014080

University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg 

The University of Luxembourg seeks to hire outstanding PhD Candidates. The doctoral researcher is expected to contribute to research projects related to the measurement of resilience, economic insecurity and its effects on individual behaviour. He/she is expected to contribute to the research project “FESI – Financial Strain and Economic Instability: Effects on Wellbeing and Behaviour over the Life Course” (FNR-funded) see https://www.fnr.lu/projects/financial-strain-and-economic-instability-effects-on-wellbeing-and-behaviour-over-the-life-course/

Applicants with particular interest in empirical research using birth cohort, panel survey or administrative data would be given a strong preference. The doctoral researcher will be a member of the INSIDE research unit (Integrative Research Unit on Social and Individual Development) within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Luxembourg. He/she will work within the research group ‘Economic and Social Well-being’ lead by Prof. Conchita D’Ambrosio. He/she will enroll in the Doctoral School of Economics and Finance.

For more information concerning this position, please contact Prof. Conchita D’Ambrosio: conchita.dambrosio@uni.lu

We are looking for the following profiles: Master’s degree in Economics (quantitative or research training). Candidates should meet the eligibility requirements of the Doctoral School in Economics and Finance. Excellent English language skills. Willingness to work in an inter-cultural and international environment. Curiosity and self-motivation.

Detailed information on the position is available at:


Deadline for application: 31st May 2019.



April 2019



Jobs vacancy announcement:

Postdoctoral Research Officer at the University of Oxford




The Department of Social Policy and Intervention and the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Officer to work on a project investigating the economics and social policy of inequality and growth, as part of the interdisciplinary team directed by Professor Brian Nolan working on Oxford Martin Programme on Inequality and Prosperity: Promoting Inclusive Growth. Core topics include earnings inequality and the labour market, inequality and growth, equalising opportunity, and inequality and the firm.

This is a full-time post, fixed term to 31 May 2021, starting on 1 June 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Application deadline: 12.00 midday of Wednesday 8 May 2019.

For more information, please, check here: https://www.econ-jobs.com/economics-jobs/postdoctoral-research-officer-12794



March 2019



Jobs vacancy announcement:

LSE Sen Chair in Inequality Studies/Director of International Inequalities Institute


Salaries will be on the Professorial salary scale and will be commensurate with experience, taking into account pay equity.

 The salary scale starts at £87,919 per annum (pay award pending) and can be found on the LSE website



We are seeking to recruit an outstanding scholar to a new endowed Chair, named after Amartya Sen, to be Director of the LSE’s International Inequalities Institute (III). We expect the Amartya Sen Chair in Inequality Studies to become one of the most distinguished in the world. It will allow its incumbent to champion new developments in inequality studies with global relevance, and to influence debates and interventions in this crucial area.


A driven, dynamic and compelling leader with experience operating at a global scale, the Director will apply their intellectual vision and expertise in shaping the III and its future. As Director, the post-holder will lead its research programme, which has significant core funding for the foreseeable future, and conduct outstanding global inequalities related research.  The post-holder will also have oversight of the III high profile teaching programmes, including the MSc Inequalities and Social Science and the III doctoral programme and will contribute to the flagship Atlantic Fellows Programme in Social and Economic Equity.


In accordance with the mission of the III, we particularly wish to recruit scholars whose work has global relevance, and who can build on the III’s concern to develop interdisciplinary research.  This post is open to a scholar from any social science discipline, with a commitment to research recognising the multidimensional and intersectional aspects of inequalities, Although the post will be full time within the International Inequalities Institute, it is expected that the appointee will, at a minimum, be affiliated to one of LSE’s Departments and possibly be formally appointed into one of LSE’s Departments (but full-time seconded to the III) and thereby be affiliated to one of LSE’s Departments.


Candidates will have an outstanding international reputation in the field of global inequalities; a proven record of outstanding research, as evidenced by existing publications of the highest quality; a track record of publishing on a continuous basis in top journals or with leading book publishers, together with a clear, well developed and viable strategy for future outstanding research that will result in further world-leading publications. Leadership and managerial experience, possibly as head of an academic unit, including overseeing financial resources/budgets and management of a large team is also essential, as is a significant track record of excellence in teaching. The ideal candidate will also offer a strong and inspiring vision for the Institute’s future as it seeks to escalate its impact on the global stage, providing wisdom, compassion, boldness and conviction to address the profound ethical questions raised by inequalities of all kinds.


We particularly welcome applications from women, ethnic minorities and people from the global south.


The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification, which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.


In addition to a competitive salary the benefits that come with this job include an occupational pension scheme, a research incentive scheme with personal reward options, generous research leave (sabbatical) entitlement, a collegial faculty environment and excellent support, training and development opportunities.


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.


To apply for this post, please go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any informal queries about the role, please contact the current Director of the International Inequalities Institute, Professor Mike Savage, M.A.Savage@lse.ac.uk


The closing date for receipt of applications is 18 May 2019 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.



February 2019



Jobs vacancy announcement:

LSE Fellow in Social Economics and Inequality


Salary from £35,432 to £42,860 pa inclusive of London allowance with potential to progress to £46,117 pa 
This is a fixed-term appointment for one year in the first instance, starting from 2 September 2019, with the possibility of an extension for a further year

The Department of Social Policy at LSE is the longest established in the UK and has received the highest possible rating in all Research Assessment Exercises carried out in the UK. The 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject place the Department of Social Policy 3rd in the world.

The Department is seeking to appoint an LSE Fellow who is able to make an important contribution to its teaching, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and to its research. The post presents an excellent starting point for an academic to gain teaching experience while developing their research career. The post arises because of the sabbatical leaves of departmental faculty members. 

You will provide teaching on several courses, notably SA104 Social Economics and Policy (BSc level) and PP4X6 Welfare Analysis and Measurement (MSc/MPA level). You must have relevant teaching experience and excellent communication skills. Teaching-related administrative experience would be an advantage. By the post’s start date, you will have completed or be close to obtaining a PhD in social policy, economics, or another area related to the topics covered by SA104 and PP4X6; and you will have a developing research record in social and public policy.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

For informal enquiries about the position, please email socialpolicy.recruitment@lse.ac.uk. For further information about the Department, please visit lse.ac.uk/SocialPolicy.

 Applications should include: (a) a covering letter which states your motivation for applying and explains how you meet each of the essential and desirable criteria for the post; (b) a curriculum vitae that includes details of your teaching experience and of your most important publications and working papers; and (c) a recent research article that best represents your work.

If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page.

Applications must be received by 3 March 2019 (23:59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

Interviews are scheduled for the 25 and 26 April 2019.



November 2018



Jobs vacancy announcement:

Postdoc fellowships at Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality - Graduate Center CUNY


Two postdoc fellowships for the year 2019-2020 and other two for the year 2020-2021 at the Graduate Center CUNY.

One position is reserved for scholars working on high-end wealth, the other for scholars working on wealth/income distribution. The remaining positions will be awarded to scholars researching other areas of inequality.

Further information about the posts and how to apply is available at https://www.gc.cuny.edu/News/All-News/Detail?id=47075.

Applications for fall 2019 are due by January 15.

October 2018



Jobs vacancy announcement:

Assistant Professors at LSE


Assistant Professors in International Social and Public Policy (2 career-track posts), London School of Economics and Political Science

LSE's multidisciplinary Department of Social Policy has 2 career-track positions available. Further information about the posts and how to apply is available at http://www.lse.ac.uk/social-policy/jobs-available.

Application deadline: 11 November 2018

September 2018



Jobs vacancy announcement:

Economist at the World Bank


The World Bank is looking for an Economist with strong data science skills to work on the methodology, data and platform behind the global poverty and inequality numbers, including PovcalNet. The SDGs’ focus on ‘ending poverty in all its forms’ and the corresponding indicators place new demands on the reporting of international poverty statistics. Furthermore, the Atkinson Commission on Global Poverty has made 21 recommendations to improve the World Bank’s poverty measurement. Incorporating these innovations into the global poverty measures will require new analytical and methodological work, as well as incorporating these new features into the PovcalNet platform.


Job posting: https://worldbankgroup.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=485&site=1


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