The Centre's Appointments Committee, along with the Programme Directors, is responsible for appointment and reappointment of Research Fellows, Affiliates and Associates in each Programme Area. The Appointments Committee comprises the Centre's Research Director, Kevin O’Rourke (Chair), Maristella Botticini and the Programme Director(s) of the relevant Programme.
Researchers (both Affiliates and Fellows) are appointed to one (or in some cases more) of CEPR's Programme Areas, depending on their research fields and interests. These are based on nominations from any of the over 1,000 existing CEPR researchers and are considered at an Appointments Committee meeting (one per year per Programme Area). Self-nomination is not possible.
The Committee uses a number of criteria to determine whether a researcher is suitable for CEPR. These include 1) Publications in leading journals; 2) Evidence of a strong potential for collaboration and interaction with other CEPR researchers; and 3) research interests in line with those of the Programme.
Candidates for appointment as Research Affiliate must have already been awarded their PhD, but not more than 7 years previously (with extra time allowed for female candidates with children).
Appointments are made for 4 years. In the case of Research Affiliates, only one 3 year renewal is possible. After that, an up-or-out decision is made using the same criteria as those used for appointment to Research Fellow. In the case of Research Fellows, renewal is without limit and this is based on involvement with CEPR as evidenced by, for example, submission of CEPR Discussion Papers, participation in CEPR research initiatives, and attendance of CEPR meetings.
CEPR also has a commitment to correct the current gender imbalance within its research networks and has taken steps to fulfil this commitment.
Researchers interested in being more closely involved with the activities of one of our Programmes should contact the Programme Director of the relevant programme directly, or get a CEPR researcher to nominate them. It is not possible to self-nominate.