Research Assistants in the consulting team typically work on multiple projects at any one time— from quantifying the economic impact of some of the world’s largest companies, to valuing the social contribution of charities—helping our economists with data collection, data analysis, and report drafting. Research Assistants are expected to manage their own time commitments across different projects in order to meet deadlines.
By joining our team, you will gain valuable and practical knowledge of the application of economics to real world questions. You will also develop your skills with Microsoft Office, mapping software, and other data software.
Key responsibilities include:
assisting our economists with data collection, data analysis, and report drafting;
modelling under the supervision of economists; and
managing time commitments across different projects in order to meet deadlines.
The successful candidates will have the following attributes:
a good grasp of economic theory;
expected grade of 2:1 or above;
experience with economic data and analysis and in coursework;
excellent written and verbal communication;
a good eye for detail;
proactive problem solving approach;
strong knowledge of Excel; and
experience with the manipulation of datasets; software such as Access/Stata/Eviews and programming languages would be a plus.
This position is for Economics students who will have already completed two years of their degree when they start the placement. This role is not open to graduates.