JOE - December 2013

American Institutes For Research (AIR)
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist/Researcher
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, DC, USA
JEL Classification: A1 -- General Economics

JOE ID Number: 201312_399434

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
The American Institutes for Research is a leading education research company providing a continuum of education research, assessment, technical assistance and policy analysis from the school level up to the national and international levels.

We are seeking a Economist/Researcher for our Washington, DC, Chicago, IL or San Mateo, CA office.

• Serving as client contact for analytical or statistical expertise
• Managing or leading projects or tasks
• Developing conceptual frameworks that guide project work
• Applying appropriate techniques to collect, analyze and report quantitative data
• Organizing and documenting analytical results and research procedures
• Preparing technical reports and journal articles and present findings to clients and to the public
• Assisting in developing and drafting new business proposals
• Mentoring research analysts, sharing their approaches to solving concrete problems, and providing feedback on the work of others

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 statistical software such as STATA, R, or SAS 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 To apply, please EOE.

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