Research Fellow in Public Finance / Public Economics

Wellington (NZ)
05 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
05 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Accounting and Commercial Law

The Chair in Public Finance (CPF) at Victoria University of Wellington is seeking to appoint a one year and six months full-time, or up to three years part-time, Research Fellow in public finance/ public economics/ taxation. The role is at research fellow/ post-doctoral fellow level. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake public finance/ economics research and engage with official public policy specialists to support the research/ policy interests of the sponsoring organisations of the CPF. Sponsors include the New Zealand Treasury, Inland Revenue, Ministry of Education and the Productivity Commission.

A PhD or equivalent in economics is expected, preferably with a public economics or tax focus. Candidates without a PhD but equivalent research experience will be considered.

Experience in applied economic research and a desire to work on policy-relevant research is essential. Strong quantitative skills, a knowledge of latest applied econometric techniques and familiarity with micro-data analysis is highly desirable.

Experience of publishing in international academic and/ or policy journals, and communicating economic and/ or tax concepts to non-specialists such as policy advisers is also desirable.

Applications close on Friday, 12 May 2017.

Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

For more information and to apply online visit

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