Senior Fellow

1 week ago
Economic Studies
Job Function
Job ID
Commensurate with experience


Economic Studies at Brookings

The Brookings Institution’s Economic Studies program analyzes current and emerging economic policy issues facing the United States and the world, focusing on job creation, regulation, fiscal and monetary policy, and promoting broadly-shared economic growth. Our research aims to increase understanding of how the economy works and what can be done to make it work better. Economic Studies’ scholars influence key economic policies by conducting rigorous and relevant research and then disseminating their findings to the policy community and to the broader public.


The Economic Studies program is accepting applications for scholars with expertise in economic policy. This individual will conduct research, policy analysis, writing, advising and convening on a variety of economic policy issues.



Education/Experience Requirements:


The successful candidate should hold an advanced degree with at least five years of research or policy-related experience. We seek a candidate with a proven record of distinguished work, a record of publication in professional and academic journals or books, and the popular media.


While the candidate’s specific research program will depend to some extent on the scholar’s interests and background, the candidate should have a deep understanding of economic policy issues facing the United States and the world.


Knowledge/Skills Requirements:


The candidate must be able to competently lead issue-focused meetings, initiatives, high-level conferences, and other events without supervision. Strong candidates should have extensive contacts among the higher levels of the government, academic, media and business communities in the U.S., and must be comfortable working with high-ranking decision makers, senior government officials, current and potential funders, and Brookings senior management.


Salary and title will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Brookings may consider an option for a term-limited Visiting Fellow position depending on the ideal candidates’ availability.


Application Procedure


Applicants must apply online, submitting a full resume complete with a list of publications plus a cover letter describing research interests and priorities. Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications for the position will be considered.


Additional Information:


Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document 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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