JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

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College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Economic Forecasting Specialist

JOE ID Number: 2022-01_111469320
Date Posted: 05/12/2022
Date Inactive: 06/02/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economic Forecasting Specialist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
R -- Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
E -- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
H -- Public Economics
Economic Forecasting
Time Series Econometrics
Regional Economics
Salary Range: $103,000.00 - $128,000.00 (please note that a higher salary may be offered based on equity and the selected candidate’s experience).
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Department of Economics’ Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics (RSQE) seeks to hire an Economic Forecasting Specialist. RSQE publishes forecasts of the U.S., Michigan, and local economies; advises university and government officials on the economic and fiscal outlook; conducts economic impact analysis studies; and informs the public about economic issues facing the state. RSQE is the world’s longest running economic forecasting group, having been founded by Nobel Laureate Lawrence Klein in 1952. For more information, please visit RSQE’s website at

Participate as a senior analyst in planning and producing RSQE's forecasts across multiple geographies. Participate as a senior co-author in writing the accompanying forecast documents. Plan and carry out research to improve RSQE’s econometric forecasting models. Manage and improve RSQE’s data gathering and distribution efforts.

Participate in economic impact analyses and projects related to grants and contracts. Take a leadership role in developing external funding by planning and writing grant proposals. Develop and refine econometric models for use in RSQE's research related to outside grants. Contribute to writing and disseminating reports summarizing study results.

Handle inquiries from the press, forecast surveys, government agencies, and forecast subscribers.

Required Qualifications
Applicants must hold an advanced degree in economics or related field of study, with knowledge of statistical methodologies and economic forecasting, as well as outstanding communication skills, both oral and written. Proven ability to analyze, compare, and evaluate time-series data and effectively communicate results, both in writing and orally.

The incumbent will have the responsibility and authority to make independent decisions on matters of scientific significance, free from immediate direction, within the scope of their responsibilities. Under FLSA, incumbents in this position meet the criteria for exempt status.

Desired Qualifications
Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in economics with demonstrated scholarship in the form of publications in the fields of economics, statistics and quantitative methods.

Mission Statement
The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

Additional Information
For additional information, including university employment policies and requirements, please view the full posting and application information on the University of Michigan Careers website here:

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 06/01/2022
Reference Instructions:
Three professional or academic references will be required of selected candidates.
Application Instructions:
Applicants should submit a letter of application, a CV, and one example of original economic research (e.g., publication, working paper, or dissertation chapter) as a single PDF file. Three professional or academic references will be required of selected candidates.

All application materials should be submitted to the University of Michigan Careers website here:

Applications should be submitted by June 1, 2022. Review of applications may begin as early as May 11.