Research Assistant Vacancy – the Economics of Constitutional Change in Scotland
There is a vacancy to work on a short-term research project on the topic of Constitutional Change in Scotland. The successful applicant will work with Professor David Bell, who has been awarded a one-year research fellowship to address this topic. The work comprises four projects, listed below:
1. Proposals for the tax powers available to the Scottish Parliament
2. Distributional aspects of public spending in Scotland and RUK.
3. Fiscal aspects of separation from an international perspective
4. The effects of fiscal uncertainty on business and individual decisions
The project has hired another research assistant, making a team of three in total. It will be based in the Economics Division of the Stirling School of Management.
The successful applicant will have a strong grounding in economics, particularly microeconomics. He/she will also have some understanding of the UK public finance system. In addition, it is essential that the candidate has a strong quantitative background, with some knowledge of the software package, STATA.
The post will be for a period of ten months in the first instance. The full particulars will shortly be advertised on jobs.ac.uk and the closing date for applications will be 4th of February. Anyone with an interest in the job is encouraged to get in contact with Professor David Bell (email@example.com)