Vacancy for a Research Associate to work on a Leverhulme Trust project on austerity and wellbeing

Two of our Associate Fellows from the Department of Economics, Professor Sarah Brown and Dr Alberto Montagnoli, are working with Professor Alexandros Kontonikas from the University of Glasgow and Dr Mirko Moro from the University of Stirling on a project funded by the Leverhulme Trust which will examine the link between restrictive austerity measures and individual outcomes such as wellbeing and health.

They are recruiting a Research Associate to work with them on their project detailed below.

In the economics literature there is wide debate on the impact of fiscal austerity policies on economic activity, e.g. income and unemployment. However, limited attention has been paid to the role that these policies can have in terms of psychological costs for individuals. Our research aims to investigate the causal effect of fiscal austerity measures on subjective wellbeing and mental health in euro area countries and the UK. We will focus on the policies that were implemented in the aftermath of the recent global financial crisis and will explore different aspects of fiscal austerity.

The Research Associate should have a PhD in economics, statistics or a closely related discipline or alternatively should be able to demonstrate experience of carrying out high quality academic research in their current employment. Click here for more information about the vacancy.