- Economic Analyst, UK

Economic Analyst

IPPR (Institute for Public Policy Research)

Location: Scotland

Salary: £29,523 - £36,470 per annum


Job Details

IPPR Scotland is seeking to recruit an Economic Analyst to work across IPPR Scotland and IPPR’s Economy team. This is an exciting opportunity to work on key economic issues for both the Scotland and the UK. Developing an economy that can deliver inclusive economic growth, justice and broadly-shared prosperity is a key priority for IPPR Scotland and IPPR as a whole.

We are looking for someone with a good understanding of economic policy, with the ability to link data analysis to current policy debates. They will have some experience in a policy or research environment, and will be comfortable using a range of quantitative/econometric methods, both in Excel and at least one type of statistical software. Additionally, they will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and a commitment to the values and ethos of IPPR and IPPR Scotland.

We are also looking for someone with a good understanding of Scottish and UK government contexts, and the public policy making process, so that we can provide the research, evidence, ideas and impact that can shape policy making in Scotland and across the UK.

The key responsibilities will include: helping to design and deliver quantitative economic research projects; economic modelling; fiscal analysis; working with colleagues across the Institute to provide analytical expertise as they develop their research methodologies; and helping to communicate IPPR Scotland’s/IPPR’s work on the economy via engagement with policymakers and other stakeholders, publication of blogs, and media appearances.

As part of our commitment to flexible working we will consider a range of options for the successful applicant to fill the post. All options can be discussed at interview stage.

IPPR Scotland is Scotland’s progressive think tank. IPPR is a UK-wide think tank, with offices in Manchester, Newcastle, London and Edinburgh. This is an opportunity to join an organisation with a track record of impact, to work with colleagues with experience and knowledge across social policy, and contribute to delivering the research, evidence and ideas that will achieve progressive change in Scotland and across the UK.

IPPR (Institute for Public Policy Research) is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


Closing Date: 20 August 2018

Interview/Start Dates

Closing time: 9am

Interviews will be held in w/c 27th August 2018.


Application Details

For an information pack and application form please visit www.ippr.org/vacancies/jobs or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. quoting job reference: EA/JUL.

Please do not send in CVs.


Job posted on 31st July 2018
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