Applications are invited for post-doctoral Research Fellow positions in the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Centre on Wealth Concentration, Inequality and the Economy in the Department of Economics at University College London.
About the Stone Centre
The Stone Centre is co-directed by Professors Imran Rasul and Wendy Carlin. The Centre aims to become a global hub for research and learning that will make wealth concentration and its impacts on innovation and sustainability central to economics education. Education and research are equal partners in the venture. The Stone Centre is pairing up the CORE (Curriculum Open-access Resources in Economics) project, which is transforming economics education around the world, with the research strengths of the UCL Economics Department. The aim is to help shape the next generation of economists, bringing more attention and increasing capacity in both teaching – at all levels – and research to the causes and consequences of wealth concentration and inequality.
Research fellows will work within a team of researchers at the Stone Centre and the Department of Economics at UCL. Their direction of research expertise and interests will relate to broad aims of the Stone Centre. We seek to understand the drivers of wealth concentration, various dimensions of inequality and the interactions of these processes on political outcomes, representation and voice. Research areas in applied microecomics, macroeconomics and empirical methods will all be considered. 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. Research fellows are also expected to engage with the teaching innovations of the Stone Centre through its close collaboration with CORE.
We welcome applications from students expecting to complete a PhD by August 2023.