JOE - November 2012

 
American Institutes for Research
Researcher/Economist
 
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Researcher/Economist
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, DC, USA
JEL Classifications:
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
C5 -- Econometric Modeling
C8 -- Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs
F -- International Economics
I1 -- Health
I2 -- Education and Research Institutions
L3 -- Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise
N3 -- Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy

JOE ID Number: 201211_398209

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The American Institutes for Research is a collaborative organization that works with clients, partners and other stakeholders to examine a wide range of projects from early childhood development; primary, secondary and adult education; healthcare policy, data and financing; international development; labor markets; and individual and organizational performance in a variety of settings. AIR prides itself in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for federal, state, and private organizations, in addition to conducting timely, policy-relevant research. AIR currently has opportunities available in Washington, D.C. for Researcher/Economists to work in the National Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), a partnership including leading university-based economists. CALDER capitalizes on state administrative data files that extend from elementary school through postsecondary to examine the effects of education policies on student outcomes, including labor market outcomes. ( www.caldercenter.org .)

Responsibilities
The Researcher/Economist will work on multiple projects, often on a team, with responsibilities that may include:

--Developing conceptual frameworks that guide project work.---Managing and analyzing large-scale administrative data files for research.
--Applying appropriate quantitative techniques to collect and analyze data.
--Organizing and documenting analytic results and research procedures.
--Preparing technical reports and journal articles and presenting findings to clients, professional associations and the public.
--Assisting in developing and drafting new research proposals.
--Mentoring research analysts, sharing approaches to solving concrete problems, and providing feedback on the work of others.
--Managing or leading projects or tasks.
--Serving as client contact for analytical or statistical expertise.

We are seeking individuals with all levels of experience.

Qualifications
A Ph.D. in economics, public policy, or related social science field, with expertise in econometrics or applied statistics. Able to apply advanced statistical methods, and able to communicate effectively about these methods to non-technical audiences. Highly proficient in STATA, and open to learning new statistical tools as required by different projects. Knowledge or experience with the analysis of large-scale administrative data, and the design of experiments and quasi-experiments using observational data. Prior quantitative research on policy-relevant education topics using advanced methods such as fixed effects, regression discontinuity, or instrumental variables.
Application Instructions:

AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, subsidized garage parking, and tuition assistance. For more information, please visit our website at www.air.org. To apply, please go to http://jobs-airdc.icims.com?&sn=aeaweb.org and conduct a job title search. EOE.


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