Research Assistant: Poverty Studies

Washington, D.C
Nov 16, 2020
Dec 10, 2020
Full Time
AEI is seeking a full-time research assistant to work with AEI's Director of Poverty Studies. AEI's Poverty Studies Program is committed to reforming public policy to better help low-income Americans move up the economic ladder and live happier, more dignified lives. The Director of Poverty Studies will conduct extensive research on the topics of wage and income trends, economic insecurity and anxiety, intergenerational mobility, inequality, the wealth gap, and social capital.

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, graphic displays, and tables; and writing literature reviews and background reports using national and international publications.

Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in public policy and be familiar with our nation's safety net programs. Interest and experience with acquiring data from official sources, analyzing large data sets, and knowledge of statistical programs is strongly preferred. Experience with data visualization a plus.

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 on-line 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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