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Emily Chesson

Intern at the Centre for Brexit Studies


Emily Chesson is currently undertaking a Research internship with the Centre for Brexit Studies. She is also an Economics BA (Hons) student at Birmingham City University, graduating later this year.

Her role at the Centre consists of helping the researchers with a variety of different jobs, including finding reports and journal articles on a range of subjects, as well as analysing data, and being a regular contributor to the Centre for Brexit Studies blog.

Recently, Emily has worked on a project for the Office of National Statistics, collecting and analysing qualitative research to senior management for the ‘Developing Subnational Purchasing Power Parities for the United Kingdom’ project. This involved macroeconomic knowledge, specifically relating to PPPs and the Balassa-Samuelson-Penn effect, as well as a mix of quantitative and soft skills.

This project, and ongoing research work, gives Emily the opportunity to be able to use her initiative in order to collect data from a wide variety of data sources, good communication skills and the ability to collate and organise data into a readily accessible format in order to make it easily amenable to analyse.