JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017
The Urban Institute
Position Title/Short Description
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Full Text of JOE Listing:
The nonprofit Urban Institute has been dedicated to elevating the debate on social and economic policy research since 1968.
The Health Policy Center analyzes trends and underlying causes of changes in health insurance coverage, access to care, and use of health care services by the entire U.S. population. Researchers address issues that arise from the inevitable trade-offs among health care costs, access, and quality. The center's focus has been on Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance markets and health care reform.
Assists in the development of research approach and data collection instruments and in the selection of statistical techniques. Collects data and applies standard methods of statistical analysis. Reports research findings in writing. Additional duties include:
Uses STATA and /or SAS to manipulate raw data from sources such as the Current Population Survey, the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey and the Health Reform Monitoring Survey. Working on quantitative analysis related to health insurance coverage, access to care, utilization and spending that may include programming simulations of proposed health insurance reforms.
Ph.D in Economics, or related social science. Experience using STATA/SAS to manipulate data as well as strong presentation, written and oral communication skills and prior proposal and or grant writing experience preferred.