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Economist

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Head Office - United Kingdom
About Tony Blair Institute for Global Change:
At the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change we are dedicated to making globalisation work for the many, not the few. We do this by helping countries, their people and their governments, address some of the most difficult challenges in the world today – beginning with those where we think we can break new ground, offering leaders new thinking and new approaches. Our staff – over 200 of them, based all over the world – are working on some of the most intractable problems around issues of co-existence, governance, the peace process in the Middle East and renewing the centre.
 
Our Renewing the Centre work to revitalise the centre ground and equip today’s leaders to combat the rise of false populism. We are focused on the big policy challenges globalisation presents to today’s leaders and aim to combat populism and revitalise the centre-ground through a corpus of new policy thinking.
Focus of the Role:
RTC’s economics programme focuses on how to regulate, redistribute, and reconfigure the economy to deliver equitable growth – at the local, national, and international levels. To bring about equitable and hence sustainable growth, we need to rethink some key tenets of the current macroeconomic orthodoxy; reform corporate governance, finance and taxation to deliver productive investment; recast labour and social policies to ensure labour markets are flexible but provide security for workers; and ensure that new technologies help to drive equitable growth rather deepening societal cleavages.
 

RTC is looking for an experienced Economist to help deliver this programme. The successful candidate will contribute expertise in Finance and Labour Markets, while taking a broad approach — focusing not only on policy solutions, but also on political challenges to delivering reforms, and renewing citizen support for democratic governance.

The duties of the Economist include:

  • Assist the Chief Economist in researching and drafting policy reports that analyse current challenges and propose viable policy recommendations
  • Research and author policy papers and briefing notes
  • Work with the Chief Economist to disseminate policy solutions to policy makers and the media.
  • Work closely with the RTC policy team to connect the work on equitable growth with other strategic areas like technology and populism.
  • Manage interns.
What We Look For in Our People:
Candidates must be accomplished economists, with a good understanding of the economic and social challenges facing developed economies, and how these relate to the crisis confronting liberal democracies.
 
Qualifications include:
  • A strong academic record, including an advanced degree in economics or international political economy with specializations in Finance or Labour Markets.
  • Ideally a minimum of 3-5 years experience in the private sector, government, think-tank work or academic research.
  • Outstanding analytical skills; ability to work at a granular level with data sets as well as setting out a broad policy vision
  • Excellent writing skills, for both policy and general audiences.
  • Comfortable with public-speaking and communicating with the media.
  • International orientation, in particular with economic and political economy trends in developed economies.

How to apply

In order to apply you are required to complete an online application form which includes uploading your CV (no longer than 2 pages) and completing a 300 word personal statement explaining why you want to work at TBIGC and your suitability to the role. Deadlines for applications will be 16th May 2018.

Please note that this role can be based in our London Office or Washington D.C

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