JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015

American Institute for Economic Research

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Research Economist

JOE ID Number: 2014-02_111452362
Date Posted: 12/04/2014
Date Inactive: 01/31/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Great Barrington, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
E3 -- Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles
O3 -- Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights
R3 -- Production Analysis and Firm Location
M1 -- Business Administration
D1 -- Household Behavior and Family Economics
G2 -- Financial Institutions and Services
J2 -- Demand and Supply of Labor
L2 -- Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior
personal finance
business cycles
behavioral economics
human capital
new firms, startups
regional economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

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The American Institute for Economic Research helps individuals take action to improve their economic and financial well-being by providing factual, unbiased research and analysis.

We strive to be a trusted source for economic information that serves people. Broadly speaking, we produce two types of economic material.

First, we study and report on basic information that allows people to understand large economic forces and their consequences. We are interested in understanding, for example, how the overall economy is affecting employment, production, productivity, trade, investments, and inflation. Having this background knowledge helps people generally understand the world around them. But, the macro focus of our work also allows people to more fully understand many public issues that are of concern to citizens Among our research interests in this vein are monetary and fiscal policies, the degree to which the U.S. economy is internationally competitive, and whether the country is making the infrastructure investment decisions that will keep the U.S. economy strong into the next generation. This list of research topics is suggestive, not exhaustive. However, they hold in common an applied, rather than theoretical perspective.

Second, we have a focus on households and businesses. That is, we believe that in addition to a foundational understanding of the economy, people need economic information in order to make better decisions as consumers, small business owners, workers, independent investors, and parents. This is particularly important when those decisions are high-impact/low-frequency. High-impact/low-frequency decisions are those that individuals do not make often, such as home purchases, investments in career and education, decisions regarding starting one’s own business, or saving for retirement and managing those assets. Despite these being decisions that people make infrequently, they have the potential to have a high impact on the quality of life for individuals and their families.

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Application deadline: 01/31/2015
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