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Department of Applied Economics


The person appointed will work primarily on a project 'Data enhancements to improve the scope and reliability of microsimulation models' funded under the ESRC's Analysis of Large and Complex Datasets, but will also participate in work on two long-term projects on tax-benefit models. The post would suit either a social science graduate with skills and experience of quantitative methods or someone with a background in mathematics or statistics who is interested in the development of tools for the analysis of social and economic questions. Experience of working with large datasets and knowledge of computer programs designed for such work is essential. Familiarity with survey data and an understanding of the issues involved in using them would be an advantage. Knowledge of SAS and Excel would be helpful.

The appointment will be made as soon as possible for one year with a possibility of extension for a second year. The pensionable scale of stipend is £15,735-£23,651 a year.

Further details are available from Margaret Guy, Department of Applied Economics, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DE (tel. 01223 335240, e-mail pmg1001@econ.cam.ac.uk), to whom applications, including a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two referees (with fax numbers and/or e-mail addresses if possible), should be sent by 5 March 1999. (See http://www.econ.cam.ac.uk/dae/mu/microsim.htm for information on the Microsimulation Unit.)

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Cambridge University Reporter, 17 February 1999
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