Research Assistant: Agricultural Economics

Location
Washington, D.C
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 22, 2021
Closes
May 07, 2021
Ref
2021-1554
Function
Administrative
Industry
Nonprofit
Hours
Full Time
AEI is seeking full-time research assistants to work with the Agricultural Policy team. The Agriculture Policy team does research on government insurance programs, international development, food assistance programs (like SNAP), trade and WTO issues, and other areas of research that impact the US and international agricultural economy. New Research Assistants will start in the summer of 2021.

Responsibilities include research support in the form of data management, retrieval, and analysis; editing and contributing to academic journal articles, 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 be self-starters who 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 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.

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