Aston Prize PhD Studentship: Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Business Prosperity, UK

Aston Prize PhD Studentship: Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Business Prosperity (LBBP)

Aston Business School - Studentships

Contract Type:  Fixed Term 

Basis: Full Time

Reference: R170333

The prestigious Aston Prize PhD studentship is jointly funded by Lloyds Banking Group plc., Aston University and Aston Business School. The PhD student will be affiliated to the Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Business Prosperity (LBBP). The objective of the Centre is to enhance understanding of what affects UK economic performance at the level of the individual, the firm, the region, the industrial sector and the nation overall, within global comparative perspectives.

We call for applicants of a full-time funded student to work under the research stream II of the Centre, under the supervision of LBBP leading academics, that focuses on skill challenges, productivity and prosperity in the UK. The objective of this studentship is to conduct innovative and well-grounded research on related topics of industrial structural change, skills and productivity at individual, firm, local and national level in the UK, within global perspectives.

We welcome applications from students with an MSc in Economics, Business or Management with strong, proven, quantitative skills and an interest in working with individual and firm level data. Informal enquiries about the research or studentship prior to application are welcome, and can be directed to Professor Jun Du (

The Award/Financial Support:

The total value of the award is £59,000 paid over 3 years. This will cover the student’s annual fees (full fee waiver - Home/EU fee rate) and a stipend to cover living costs. International students may cover the differences. Students will be expected to be based on campus at Aston University in the UK.

Closing Date for Applications is 31 October 2017. 

The start date is 1 April 2018.

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