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Senior Research and Policy Analyst – Productivity and Trade

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The successful candidate will lead the research stream in analysing the productivity growth of firms and clusters across the UK economy, and the role that trade plays in productivity growth. This analysis will provide the basis for macro and micro economic policy recommendations to help boost Britain’s rate of productivity growth, inform the development of new trade arrangements and help manage the risks of Brexit.

The Centre is particularly interested in candidates who are able to provide new insights into the dynamics of productivity growth and trade, and how policy might improve outcomes.

Key responsibilities:

  • To lead the empirical research on productivity growth and trade relations, drawing out policy recommendations from the appropriate data-sets to improve productivity growth taking account of sectoral and regional differences
  • Provide insight and recommendations on trade policy, its impact on productivity growth, and the effect such arrangements might have on rebalancing the economy
  • Keep abreast of all relevant political and policy developments
  • Communicate research findings to key stakeholders and contribute to the intellectual development of the Centre

Skills & experience:

  • Excellent knowledge of firm level datasets, productivity and trade data
  • Excellent understanding of macro and micro economic analysis of the UK economy, including the regional dimension
  • Knowledge of existing research and policy challenges
  • Understanding of the complexity of the relationship between policy and outcomes
  • Good understanding of the effects of globalisation and trade policy on firms and workers

Salary and contract:

We offer a highly competitive benefits package and the opportunity to join our small friendly team based in Westminster.

The senior analyst remuneration is expected to be between £45k – £60k range depending on the level of skills and experience.

Applications must include a job reference number, CV and a one page covering letter demonstrating an understanding of the role. They should be sent to Thomas Aubrey at info@progressive-capitalism.net. If you have any further questions with regard to this vacancy, please call +44 (0)207 340 2206.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Key Dates:

Closing Date: 29 November 2017
Interview/Start Dates: First Round Interviews will take place the first week of December
Start Date: January 2017

About the Centre

The Centre for Progressive Policy is a new public policy think tank, which will launch formally in early 2018. The Centre believes that, within the framework of a market economy, there is a vital role for government to promote economic efficiency, individual liberty and social justice. The Centre will help to identify key policies to promote these objectives, and will seek to influence policy makers and support stakeholders to implement them.

The Centre is looking to hire a number of senior analysts with strong quantitative and qualitative skills to build up and lead a series of new research areas. In addition, the Centre is looking to hire data and economic analysts to support this ambitious new research programme.

The Centre for Progressive Policy is a new start up which builds on the initial success of the Centre for Progressive Capitalism. It offers a rare and exciting opportunity to join a new organisation with considerable growth potential, and to help shape its direction and culture from the start.