The Centre's Research Director has overall responsibility for the Centre's research programme and for maintaining the scientific quality of CEPR research. He chairs meetings of the Centre's Programme Directors. He works with the Programme Directors, the Chief Executive Officer and the President to develop new research directions, in particular those which involve more than one programme area. He also oversees implementation of recommendations of the Centre's Scientific Advisory Committee.
The Policy Director works in parallel with CEPR's Research Director.
In particular, the Policy Director will:
Role. Programme Directors provide intellectual leadership and direction. They guide and develop the research agenda; maintain high standards in CEPR research; propose new research initiatives and contribute to those proposed by Fellows and Affiliates; participate in obtaining funding both for their programme and for the Centre as a whole; take part in the Centre's dialogue with the users of research in the private sector and policy community; oversee the meetings and publications activities carried out under the auspices of their programme. And they provide a key ingredient: quality control to help identify the right people – researchers to participate in CEPR activities and for appointment as Fellows and Affiliates. In all of these activities, Programme Directors liaise very closely with CEPR staff, funding bodies and researchers.
Meetings. Programme Directors meet at least twice a year: once at CEPR, with the Directors of other programmes, to discuss issues relating to the organization of the Centre, its activities, and cross-programme collaboration; and at least once with their Co-Director(s) to discuss current and future research and directions, and, with the Appointments Committee, to discuss the appointment of new researchers and reappointment of existing Fellows and Affiliates.
Appointment Procedures. With the Appointments Committee, Programme Directors are responsible for appointment and reappointment of Research Fellows, Affiliates and Associates. New appointments are made by programme, and potential researchers are suggested and appointed at annual meetings between Programme Directors and the Appointments Committee. 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. The committee use a number of criteria to determine whether a researcher is suitable for CEPR: evidence of a strong potential for collaboration/interaction with other CEPR researchers; publications in leading journals, and research interests in line with those of the programme. A candidate for appointment as Research Affiliate must have obtained the PhD. Appointments are made for fixed terms. Reappointment (or transfer from Research Affiliate to Research Fellow status) is based on similar criteria: publications and involvement with CEPR (CEPR Discussion Papers, participation in CEPR research initiatives and meetings).
CEPR also has a commitment to correct the current gender imbalance within its research networks and has taken steps to fulfill 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 email a cv to CEPR.
Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC)
Advisory Committee (SAC)
evaluates and provides advice on each programme every two years, on the
basis of reports written by the Programme Directors.
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