JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016

Workers Compensation Research Institute

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Economist/Public Policy Analyst/Senior Economist

JOE ID Number: 2015-02_111453758
Date Posted: 09/24/2015
Date Inactive: 01/31/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist/Public Policy Analyst/Senior Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
H -- Public Economics
workers compensation
health economics
labor economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) has openings for Economists and Public Policy Analysts at the M.A. and Ph.D. levels and Senior Economists at the Ph.D. level in health economics, labor economics, health policy, and public policy. WCRI researchers work on a range of empirical studies, including analyses of workers’ compensation insurance cost drivers, benefit adequacy, dispute resolution, healthcare reimbursement, patient outcomes assessment, and public program evaluation. WCRI researchers have access to a unique database that is comprised of over 30 million episodes of disability and observations from nearly 20,000 interviews with injured workers. WCRI researchers publish in the WCRI peer-reviewed monograph series and present their findings to stakeholders in state workers’ compensation systems, including legislators and senior level members of the state agencies responsible for these systems. WCRI additionally supports and encourages presenting at academic conferences and publishing in academic journals.

WCRI, a nonpartisan, member-supported nonprofit, is internationally recognized as the leading public policy research organization on workers’ compensation issues. Each year, over 3 million employed workers sustain injuries and receive workers’ compensation benefits in the form of health care and/or income benefits. Provision of these benefits costs employers about $89 billion annually. WCRI studies are routinely used by public officials, business, labor and the media to understand system performance and shape legislative and administrative changes. WCRI has the unmatched capability of monitoring the impact of workers’ compensation reforms not only on employer and health care costs, but also on outcomes for injured workers.

Applicants should have demonstrated research skills, a strong interest in empirical research applied to public policy issues, the ability to explain technical research results to non-technical audiences, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Applicants for the Senior Economist positions should have 5 to 10 years of relevant post-doctoral experience, and superior research skills as demonstrated by a history of publications. WCRI offers competitive salary and benefits packages.

Applications should be submitted online at JOE, to, or via mail to Personnel, WCRI, 955 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA, 02139. Please submit a cover letter, vita, research paper, and three letters of reference. WCRI will be interviewing at the 2016 ASSA meetings in San Francisco. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Application Requirements:
  • Letters of Reference
  • Job Market Paper
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
Application deadline: 11/15/2015
  • Application Deadline Has Passed