JOE - November 2012

The Urban Institute
Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
Research Associate
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Associate
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: DC, USA
JEL Classifications:
H -- Public Economics
H3 -- Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents
H7 -- State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations
Deadline Information: Open until filled
Deadline Date: 10/2012

JOE ID Number: 201211_396973

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The Urban-Brookings Tax Policy center is seeking a researcher to work on state and local finance, budgets and governance issues. The successful candidate will pursue empirical research and analysis on policy issues affecting taxes, expenditures and budgets at the state and local level. Candidates will work collaboratively with existing Tax Policy Center and Urban Institute researchers on questions related to state and local governments. Duties will include conceptualizing, designing and implementing research informing state and local policy-focused efforts on a range of issues relating to effective government. This work would be related to the interaction of federal, state and local policy. The candidate will produce analysis dissemination through the Urban and TPC Web site, in academic-style publications, and in publications distributed to the public. A combination of the quantitative, analytical, and writing skills, relevant substantive knowledge, and social policy research experience needed to perform the duties described above, or the academic knowledge of and research experience in a discipline that is generally associated with the attainment of the Ph.D. Applicants should have solid training in economics, finance, public policy, political science, governance or a related field and experience doing research in questions related to state and local governments. Candidates must have outstanding analytic and quantitative skills and a desire to apply these skills to state and local budget policy issues. Successful candidates will have experience modeling of social systems, conducting analyses using large household level data bases, analyses of tax policy and/or governance issues and successful completion of research projects. Excellent research and quantitative capabilities are required, as well as very good writing skills. The Urban Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/H. We welcome a diverse candidate pool.
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