How to Prepare for the European Job Market for Economists (EJME)

10 Nov 2021 03:30PM - 04:15PM
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Tips and hints to help you prepare and succeed at the 2021 EJME

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As a co-partner in the delivery of the annual European Job Market for Economists (EJME) the Royal Economic Society understand how important being prepared is for anyone who plans on attending.  As such we are hosting a one hour webinar which will help get the most out of this year’s virtual jobs market.

The event will be chaired by our President-Elect, Prof Nicholas Crafts CBE, Nick is Professor of Economic History at the University of Sussex and Emeritus Professor of Economic History at the University of Warwick. Together Nick and our panel of speakers will cover:

  • What hiring institutions are looking for
  • What to expect from a virtual jobs market, an insight from a 2020 new recruit
  • How to prepare for a 1st interview
  • What to expect from an academic visit
  • Choosing between your offers.

At the close of the session, expect time for Q&A.

Webinar speakers

Hiring Academics

Professor Alessandra Bonfiglioli

Deputy Head of School and Director of Graduate Studies | School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary University of London

Alessandra Bonfiglioli is a Reader at the School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary University of London, where she also serves as Deputy Head of School and Director of Graduate Studies. She is a Research Fellow at CEPR (Centre for Economic Policy Research) and a member of the Royal Economic Society. She holds a PhD in Economics from Stockholm University and previously held academic positions at the Institute for Economic Analysis (CSIC) and University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (Spain).

Alessandra is a macroeconomist mostly interested in international trade, growth and income inequality, and political economy. Her approach combines theoretical models with empirical analysis. Her current research focuses broadly on firms in the global economy. In particular, how firms and the distribution of their attributes shape a country’s exports and economic performance in general, how concentration has evolved in national and global markets, and what role firms played in both respects.

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Professor Franck Portier

Professor of Economics | University College London

Franck Portier is a professor of economics at University College London. He is a macroeconomist and studies macroeconomic fluctuations, the role of expectations in business cycles and the patterns of recessions. Holding a PhD from University Panthéon Sorbonne in Paris (1993), he is an honorary senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France, and was previously professor at the Toulouse School of Economics.

Recent Recruits

Dr Noriko Amano-Patiño

Assistant Professor | University of Cambridge

Noriko Amano-Patiño is an Assistant Professor at the University of Cambridge. Her research primarily focuses on understanding the sources and implications of different dimensions of inequality across genders and racial groups. Prior to joining the faculty of Economics at Cambridge, she obtained her Ph.D. at Yale University in 2018, where she specialized in the fields of Labor Economics and Applied Econometrics.

Dr David Delacretaz

Lecturer | University of Manchester

David started earlier this year as a Lecturer at the University of Manchester. Before that, he completed a PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2018 and was a Nuffield College Postdoctoral Fellow in Economics for three years at the University of Oxford.