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Health Policy Assessment
Health Economist

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111468168
Date Posted: 10/26/2021
Date Inactive: 12/31/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Health Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Locations: Washington, DC, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
Princeton, New Jersey, UNITED STATES
Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
Woodlawn, Maryland, UNITED STATES
Ann Arbor, Michigan, UNITED STATES
Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES
Oakland, California, UNITED STATES
Seattle, Washington, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: I1 -- Health
Health economics
Health policy
Claims data
Health care claims
Salary Range: 115,000 - 130,000
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Mathematica applies expertise at the intersection of data, methods, policy, and practice to improve well-being around the world. Our work yields actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development. Mathematica offers our employees competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of being 100 percent employee owned. As an employee stock owner, you will experience financial benefits of employees’ shares that have increased in tandem with the company’s growth and financial strength. You will also be part of an independent, employee-owned firm that is able to define and further our mission to improve public well-being through our work.

Health economists collaborate with senior staff to design rigorous methods for evaluating programs and policies, conduct analyses, draft reports, present findings to policy and professional audiences, and publish in professional journals. A qualified researcher should have strong analytic and quantitative skills and possess a Ph.D. in economics or a related field by fall 2022. They should also have a strong interest in working in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment that emphasizes quality, rigor, critical thinking, objectivity, diversity and inclusion and professional development. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. Experience in policy research is a plus.

Mathematica, a nationally recognized, nonpartisan research organization, has offices in Princeton, NJ; Washington, DC; Cambridge, MA; Ann Arbor, MI; Oakland, CA; Chicago, IL; Seattle, WA; and Woodlawn, MD. We are hiring for all locations, as well as for candidates who wish to work remotely. All of our offices are currently closed due to COVID-19 precautions. For additional information about Mathematica, please visit our website:

In accordance with Executive Order 14042 and its implementing guidelines, all Mathematica employees must provide documentation that they have been fully vaccinated or obtain an accommodation through our Human Resources department by providing documentation from a licensed health care provider that they are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 because of a disability (which would include medical conditions) or provide an attestation that they are entitled to an accommodation because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.

To Apply for a Health Economist Position

A cover letter, CV, and writing sample or job market paper must be submitted at the time of application via our online application system. Mathematica will be conducting virtual interviews after the AEA conference starting January 7-9, 2022. The deadline for applying to be considered for an interview at the AEA conference is December 8, 2021.

Additionally, three letters of recommendation should be submitted directly by your references to

• Ph.D. or equivalent in economics, public health, epidemiology, public policy, health services research, social sciences, or other relevant discipline.
• Strong foundation in quantitative research methods and a broad understanding of health policy issues.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, including an ability to translate research findings for a policy audience.
• Ability to work well in teams.

Mathematica is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. In keeping with our commitment, we strongly encourage women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

Our offices are located in the following cities and states, although we are all currently working from home and provide the support and flexibility for all staff to work from home: Princeton, NJ; Washington, DC; Cambridge, MA; Ann Arbor, MI; Oakland, CA; Chicago, IL; Seattle, WA; Woodlawn, MD

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 12/08/2021
Reference Instructions:
Please email
Application Instructions:
Please visit and search for the term "health economist". Please send reference letters to