Hiring Research Assistant


Professor Sir John Kay is one of Britain’s leading economists with particular interests in business and finance and their interaction with public policy. Fuller information on his work, career and research interests can be found on the rest of this site.

He is looking for a research assistant for a period of one to two years; the position would be ideal for someone completing an undergraduate or masters course who wants to embark on a career, but not necessarily an academic career, in economics. There may also be an opportunity for an internship over the summer. Previous holders of these posts have gone on to positions in economic journalism, consultancy and finance.

The principal project is a trilogy of books on the relationship between business and society. The first volume The Corporation in the Twenty First Century – Why (Almost) Everything You Have Been Told About Business is Wrong is in the final stages of completion and will be published later this year. The successful applicant will therefore be engaged in the promotion of this book but his or her primary activities will be to help with the second volume, which will be concerned with the rise and fall of the concept of management as a profession and the distribution of power and resources within the modern corporation. While the book will be the primary focus of attention it is likely that there will be opportunities to pursue other topical economic issues. 

Location is flexible but there will be a need for a face to face meeting in London at least once a week. Applications should be received by March 22 and there may be interviews (in London) on March 26. To apply, email a CV and one-page cover letter to info@johnkay.com

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