AEA Washington Representative

Washington D.C.
Nov 01, 2021
Dec 06, 2021
Part Time

The American Economic Association (AEA) seeks a part-time professional to represent the Association’s scientific interests in Washington DC.  The AEA is a non-partisan membership society of about 20,000 professional economists who work in academe, business, government and research institutes.  Its goals are to promote and publish high-quality economic research and to encourage open discussion of economic issues.

The responsibilities of this position include developing sources of information about legislation, regulations and agency decisions pertinent to the scientific research and economic data interests of the AEA. Working closely with the Association’s Committee on Government Relations and Committee on Economic Statistics, and under the general direction of the Association’s Executive Committee, the incumbent keeps members informed about these developments and undertakes activities in support of the AEA’s scientific interests.  The ideal candidate will have significant Washington experience.  Some background in economics and/or statistics would be a significant asset. The position will be based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.  For more information about the position, please visit

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, CV or resume and list of references to Barbara Fiser via email at  Preference will be given to applications that are received by December 10, 2021. Interviews will be conducted in December or early January with an anticipated start date in the early Spring of 2022, but the exact start date is negotiable.  The position will remain open until filled. 

The AEA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer; we encourage applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.