Research Assistant, Economic Policy Studies

Washington, D.C
Mar 14, 2020
Mar 19, 2020
Full Time
AEI is seeking full-time research assistants to work with senior economists. AEI economists study a wide variety of economic policy issues related to the US economy, tax policy, international finance, political economy, financial services, and health care. New research assistants will begin in summer 2020.

Responsibilities include research support in the form of data management, retrieval, and analysis; editing and contributing to scholarly papers, articles, op-eds, and books; creating and formatting charts, graphics, and tables; and writing literature reviews and background reports using national and international publications.

Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in economics and public policy and experience with economic methodologies, acquiring data from official sources, analyzing large data sets, and knowledge of statistical programs - preferably STATA. Applicants should also be willing to learn new statistical programs. A strong math or statistics background is required, and coursework in linear algebra, multivariable calculus, and econometrics is strongly preferred.

AEI offers a stimulating and harmonious work environment and excellent benefits. Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, unofficial academic transcripts, and 500-word writing sample with their online application.

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.

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