Research Analyst, Center on Housing Markets and Finance

Washington D.C.
Aug 20, 2018
Sep 24, 2018
Analyst, Research
Full Time

The Center on Housing Markets and Finance at the American Enterprise Institute ( conducts cutting-edge research and publishes an unprecedented set of risk metrics to improve the operation of housing markets, mortgage lending practices, and housing policy. We are seeking a research analyst to work directly with the center’s two codirectors and other team members on the full range of the center’s initiatives. 

The primary responsibilities for this position include assembling and validating new data sets; cleaning, recoding, imputing, and weighting data to produce new indicators for housing markets; managing the center’s extensive data resources; and conducting economic analysis. The research analyst may have an opportunity to coauthor papers with the center’s codirectors, other analysts, and visiting scholars for publication in academic journals.    

Candidates for the position should have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. A master’s degree in economics, finance, real estate, or data science or previous work experience is strongly preferred. Candidates should possess strong quantitative, communication, and organizational skills. The ability to work effectively in a team environment is essential. Relevant job or research experience is desired but not required.  This is a full-time appointment with competitive compensation.

Founded in 1938, AEI is a community of scholars dedicated to promoting public policy that increases individual opportunity and strengthens free enterprise. Qualified applicants should submit an online application to, complete with cover letter, resume, and a writing sample on a topic related to the position.

About AEI

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.