Research Assistant: Foreign and Defense Policy, Demographics and Political Economy
AEI is seeking a full-time research assistant to work with two international political economy scholars. The major responsibilities of the position include conducting research and providing support on issues of demographics and international development. Other major topics are Asian economies and US-Asia economic relations. Assignments will include data generation and analysis (featuring population projections) and searching Chinese-language media for international investment and construction activity. Administrative duties will include scheduling and organizing events.
This position requires outstanding research skills, particularly the strong ability to read Chinese and some experience with data analysis. Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated interest in topics pertaining to demographics and international political economy and will be well organized, a strong writer, and intellectually curious.
AEI offers a stimulating and harmonious work environment and excellent benefits. Qualified applicants should submit an online application, complete with a resume, a cover letter, transcripts, and a 500-word writing sample on a topic related to the position.
The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world. The work of its scholars and staff advances ideas rooted in a belief in democracy, free enterprise, American strength and global leadership, solidarity with those at the periphery of our society, and a pluralistic, entrepreneurial culture.
AEI is committed to making the intellectual, moral, and practical case for expanding freedom, increasing individual opportunity, and strengthening the free enterprise system in America and around the world. Its work explores ideas that further these goals, and AEI scholars take part in this pursuit with academic freedom. AEI operates independently of any political party and has no institutional positions. Its scholars’ conclusions are fueled by rigorous, data-driven research and broad-ranging evidence.