Research Fellow in the Economics of Brexit

University of Sussex - Department of Economics

The University of Sussex invites applications for a Research Fellow in the Economics of Brexit in the Department of Economics. 

In June 2016, the University established the UK Trade Policy Observatory, which (UKTPO) which is an independent expert group that initiates, comments on and analyses trade policy proposals for the UK following Brexit, and offers training to British policy makers, negotiators and other interested parties through tailored training packages.

The UKTPO has a high profile in public debate and good contacts with branches of government dealing with Brexit.

The main work of the holder of this post will be to work with ONS and HMRC firm level data, and regional data to better understand the way in which UK firms and regions are integrated with both EU and non-EU markets.

The objective is to provide a more detailed and informed analysis of the impact on the UK of future possible trading arrangements.

Over the past five years the Department of Economics has expanded considerably as a result of a strategic programme of recruitment aimed at intensifying the quality and depth of our established strengths in applied policy-relevant research.

It seeks researchers with outstanding potential to work in a dynamic economics department which focusses on both research outputs and impact and attracts high quality postgraduate and undergraduate students. 

Candidates should demonstrate potential to conduct high-quality research in the economics of international trade and integration and to be able to communicate it clearly in writing and verbally.

They should also have a strong interest in trade policy and able to work closely with colleagues in a fast-moving and exciting area.

Prospective applicants are invited to make informal enquiries with Dr Ingo Borchert, (, or Dr Michael Gasiorek ( of the UK Trade Policy Observatory. For more details on the UKTPO see and on the Department of Economics see

For full details and how to apply see

The University of Sussex is committed to equality of opportunity

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