Research/Data Analyst, Housing Center

Washington, D.C
Nov 13, 2020
Dec 01, 2020
Full Time
The Housing Center 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 or a data analyst to work directly with the center's director and director of research on the full range of the center's initiatives.

Based on qualifications, the ideal candidate will be either a research or a data analyst. Final title and salary are commensurate with experience. Please outline in your cover letter which title you feel your qualifications most accurately represent.

As a research analyst, the primary responsibilities include:
  • Analyzing data using statistical software
  • Cleaning, recoding, imputing, and weighting data
  • Draft policy papers and create presentations with charts and graphs
  • Conducting analysis to create new housing market indicators and other insights
  • Participating in the Center's longer-term research projects

The ideal research analyst will possess:
  • Knowledge of Stata and Excel (essential)
  • Knowledge of SAS, R, Python, ArcGIS, or Tableau (desirable)

As a data analyst, the primary responsibilities include:
  • Assembling and validating new datasets
  • Creating new datasets by cleaning, merging and matching disparate datasets; assisting in data imputation and weighting of samples
  • Maintaining existing databases
  • Managing the Center's data resources and identifying database and storage optimizations
  • Working with web developers and coders to create new web tools to display the Center's data
  • Participating in the Center's longer-term research projects

The ideal data analyst will possess:
  • Knowledge of Stata, Python, Excel, and Tableau (essential)
  • Knowledge of SAS, R, or ArcGIS (desirable)
  • Experience with a heavy concentration of programming and database course work or comparable experience.

Candidates for either title will hold a Bachelor's with at least 2 years of professional experience in the field or Master's degree in economics, public policy, finance, real estate, or data science. The ability to work effectively in a team environment, combined with strong quantitative, communication, and organization skills is required.

About AEI

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.

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