Researcher/Economist
American Institutes for Research - United States

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Overview:
American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a collaborative organization that works with clients, partners and other stakeholders to examine a wide range of projects from early childhood development; primary, secondary and adult education; healthcare policy, data and financing; international development; labor markets; and individual and organizational performance in a variety of settings. AIR prides itself in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for federal, state, and private organizations, in addition to conducting timely, policy-relevant research. We are currently seeking Researchers/Economists with strong quantitative skills to join our work in Education, Human Development, and the Workforce. Positions are available in our Washington, D.C., San Mateo, CA, and Chicago, IL offices.

Responsibilities:
The Researcher/Economist will work on several projects with responsibilities that may include:
  • Serving as client contact for analytical or statistical expertise
  • Managing or leading projects or tasks
  • Developing conceptual frameworks that guide project work
  • Applying appropriate techniques to collect, analyze and report quantitative data
  • Organizing and documenting analytical results and research procedures
  • Preparing technical reports and journal articles and present findings to clients and to the public
  • Assisting in developing and drafting new business proposals
  • Mentoring junior research analysts, sharing their approaches to solving concrete problems, and providing feedback on the work of others
Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in economics, public policy, or related social science field, with expertise in econometrics or applied statistics. Able to apply advanced statistical methods, and able to communicate effectively about these methods to non-technical audiences. Highly proficient in STATA, and open to learning new statistical tools as required by different projects. Knowledge or experience with the analysis of large-scale administrative data, and the design of experiments and quasi-experiments using observational data. Prior quantitative research on policy-relevant education topics using advanced methods such as fixed effects, regression discontinuity, or instrumental variables.

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