Research Fellow: Economic Rents in the Digital Platform Economy

Location
United Kingdom
Posted
Dec 28, 2020
Closes
Jan 27, 2021
Ref
152704
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £31,542 - £33,257 per annum) with ... Read more

Research Fellow: Economic rents in the digital platform economy

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £36,028 - £43,533 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

The Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP) is a department within UCL and part of The Bartlett faculty, known internationally for its radical thinking about space, design and sustainability. The work of the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP) is influencing global policy decisions and creating new policy collaborations to deliver public value-driven innovations.

UCL's newly established Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose is seeking a Research Fellow (RF) with a strong quantitative and finance/data analytics background to work on a new project on theorising and mapping modern economic rents in the digital sector as part of a broader project on understanding the role of rents across the economy.

The Research Fellow will work closely with IIPP visiting professor Tim O'Reilly (founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media and author of WTF? What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us), IIPP economists Josh Ryan-Collins (Head of Finance and Macroeconomics) and Mariana Mazzucato (IIPP Founder and Director) both of whom have written internationally acclaimed books on the concept of economic rent, as well as other IIPP staff and wider academic and policy networks.

Duration of the role is until November 2021 in the first instance.

The ideal candidate for the post will have good quantitative skills, experience with Python or another comparable programming language, web scraping, and data analysis, as well as experience analysing and comparing public company financial data and mixing it with other non-traditional forms of economic financial data.

It is desirable but not necessary for a candidate to have or be close to completing a PhD in a related field (e.g. finance, business, economics/political economy).

The candidate should also have an interest in digital platform economy business models and the concept of rents/value creation and extraction.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £31,542 - £33,257 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or about the application process, or would like to discuss the position, please contact Tania Alcantarilla ( t.alcantarilla@ucl.ac.uk ).

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