Research Analyst, The Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy

2 weeks ago
Program
Economic Studies
Job Function
Research
Job ID
2017-1577
Salary
Commensurate

Overview

The Research Analyst undertakes joint in-depth research assignments with senior fellows, on such topics as current issues in monetary policy, the causes and consequences of the recent financial crisis, and issues related to fiscal policy and health economics. Performs complex and high quality research and quantitative data analysis with little supervision. Stays abreast of research and policy developments. Communicates with outside and inside authors; periodically assists with events.

Responsibilities

Research Analysis (50%)  

 

  • Independently analyze complex data, using statistical packages and spreadsheets. Suggest new methods, models, and questions for research. Identify best methods for distilling and presenting the results; produces relevant charts and tables.
  • Identify, collect and organize economic data and documents from various sources including electronic databases, libraries, and government documents. Identify trends and policy implications on specific topics as assigned, to be incorporated into working papers and published materials.
  • Condense speeches by Federal Reserve policymakers into digests for senior researchers.
  • Provides independent analysis and summary of data. Compiles, reads, and provides analytical reviews and summaries of diverse existing literature pertinent to assigned topic.
  • Mentor and provide guidance on work of research assistants on selected projects.
  • Analyze and assess key findings to draw conclusions and provide opinions to scholars.
  • Partner with scholars to help identify areas of policy research and analysis to be examined.

 

Writing and Editing (40%)

 

  • Independently develop detailed outlines and high quality first drafts of papers or sections of papers and work closely with senior research staff through the publication process.
  • In collaboration with Senior Fellow, drafts and edit material summarizing research results and developing policy ideas on specific topics as assigned, for incorporation into working papers and project publications.
  • Help adapt papers to reach various audiences through summaries, blog posts, data visualization, and other methods.
  • Co-author papers and blog posts with senior research staff.
  • Communicate with collaborating researchers internally and in other institutions.

 

 

Center Support (10%) 

 

  • Assist Hutchins Center leadership with day-to-day activities of the Center, including research, policy, outreach, scheduling, and other activities as assigned.
  • Assist with Hutchins Center events as needed, including meeting preparation, calendar support, and logistics for public events, private roundtables, and additional activities.
  • Participate in relevant conferences, seminars, meetings, and briefings initiated by Center; serves as a Center liaison and note taker, writing summary reports as necessary.
  • Partner with Senior Fellow to identify areas of policy research, strategy, and analysis to be examined.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education/Experience Requirements:  

 

Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Mathematics/Statistics with a minor in Economics required. Minimum of two years of relevant experience with research and advanced quantitative data analysis required; experience can come from prior employment, internship,  or applicable undergraduate/graduate work. Masters in similar fields or work experience in economics and/or computer modeling strongly preferred. Demonstrated ability and competence to undertake in-depth research assignments and perform complex research and data analysis with little supervision. 

 

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

 

Familiarity with monetary policy essential; familiarity with federal budget issues or health economics desired; familiarity with sources of data and literature in one or more of these areas preferred. Experience with software such as SAS, STATA, or other econometric packages required. Experience handling large data sets and models preferred. Experience with web coding/scripting (such as Javascript, HTML, and CSS), and database management (such as SQL, Microsoft Access, etc.) preferred. Independent research experience preferred. Professional demeanor and high level of comfort working with distinguished scholars and high-profile individuals from government/international organizations. Basic knowledge of software packages such as Word and Excel. Excellent verbal, written, and communication skills.  Ability to meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced work environment. Ability to work well under pressure with minimal supervision, discretion and mature judgment.

 

Additional Information:

 

Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please submit your resume as instructed and add your cover letter as an attachment when you apply. 

 

Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.

 

Brookings is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.

 

 

 

 

 

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