JOE - February 2013

Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
Justice Program
Economics Research Fellow, Justice Program
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economics Research Fellow, Justice Program
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: New York, NY, USA
JEL Classifications:
A1 -- General Economics
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
C5 -- Econometric Modeling
C8 -- Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs
D4 -- Market Structure and Pricing
E1 -- General Aggregative Models
H -- Public Economics
H1 -- Structure and Scope of Government
H2 -- Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
H3 -- Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents
H4 -- Publicly Provided Goods
H5 -- National Government Expenditures and Related Policies
H6 -- National Budget, Deficit, and Debt
H7 -- State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations
K1 -- Basic Areas of Law
Keywords: criminal justice, econometrics, statistics, research, advocacy, public policy, mass incarceration, data, mathematics, policy, legal, not for profit, nonprofit, justice, over incarceration, incarceration, NYU School of Law, NYU, fellowship, crime
Deadline Information: Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis and decisions will be made as soon as appropriate candidates are identitfied. Interested applicants should contact the Brennan Center as soon as practicable.
Deadline Date: 03/1/2013
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.

JOE ID Number: 201302_398487

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The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law is a non-partisan public policy and law institute. Part think-tank, part public interest law firm, part advocacy group, the Brennan Center combines research, scholarship, legislative and legal advocacy, and communications to win meaningful, measurable change in the public sector. For more information on the Brennan Center please visit our website:

Position: The Brennan Center is seeking a research fellow in economics to work in the Justice Program. The position will be for one-year with the possibility of a one year extension. The Brennan Center prides itself on data-driven, evenhanded, and interdisciplinary research to inform its legal and policy recommendations. The economics research fellow is expected to provide the economic theory, statistical, and mathematical expertise to aid in this process.

The fellow will report to the Justice Program Director. Fellows are expected to conduct rigorous research for the Brennan Center on inter-disciplinary teams with attorneys and research associates. The fellow is expected to apply economic analysis (both theoretical and empirical) to criminal justice reform proposals. The fellow will have the ability to engage in independent research and publish in peer-reviewed economics journals.

This position will have a heavy focus on criminal justice reform, as the Justice Program strengthens its portfolio in this area. The position will also work on reforms to the civil justice system.

Responsibilities will include:
- Conducting primary and secondary research for policy reports furthering core program goals with teams staffed by attorneys and research associates.
- Performing cost-benefit analysis and other economic analysis, which may include use of econometrics and regressions, and compiling data using statistical and mathematical analyses.
- Consulting with Justice Program attorneys and the Director to devise innovative policy recommendations and report ideas with a sound basis in economic theory.

- Ph.D. in economics.
- Expertise in statistics, econometrics, and mathematics. Candidates should be comfortable engaging in primary and secondary research, interpreting data, and performing new analysis.
- Excellent writing and presentation skills (for a variety of audiences, including legal, legislative, journalistic, and public).
- Experience with criminal justice preferred but not necessary, and experience conducting cost-benefit analyses or analyzing government budgets is a plus.

Additional responsibilities and qualifications are listed on the application website.

The Brennan Center, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, is strongly committed to diversity and welcomes applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations, and applicants who have been previously incarcerated.
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For more information, phone: (646) 292-8354

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Mark Ladov
Counsel, Justice Program
Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
161 Avenue of the Americas
12th Floor
New York , New York USA 10013

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