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Research Assistant, Center on Regulation and Markets (Job ID: 2020-2326)
Job ID: 2020-2326
Type: Regular, Introductory, Term
# of Openings: 1
1. Resident Employee
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We bring together leading experts in government and academia from all over the world, rooted in open-minded inquiry and representing diverse points of view, who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis. Research topics cover a full range of public policy issues in economics, foreign policy, development, governance and metropolitan policy.
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About the Economic Studies Program: The Economic Studies program analyzes current and emerging economic issues facing the United States and the world and, based on that research, provides innovative, practical policy recommendations. ES's work covers a broad array of economic issues, including the labor market, regulation, health policy, and fiscal and monetary policy. Economic Studies scholars influence key economic policies by conducting rigorous and relevant research and then disseminating and communicating their findings to the policy community and to the broader public.
About the Center on Regulation and Markets: The Center on Regulation and Markets (CRM) seeks to improve the quality and efficiency of economic regulations and regulatory policy. The Center produces expert evidence-based original papers, timely reports and analysis, and holds public and private convenings on regulatory topics both pressing and those likely to shape the future, with the aim of reaching academics, policy makers who set the regulatory agenda, and the regulatory agencies who implement it. The Center has traditionally had two areas of focus, 1) the economic effects of regulation and competition policy, and 2) classical regulatory analysis, including cost benefit analysis and the examination and evaluation of the federal regulatory process and federal rules and legislation.
Ready to contribute to Brookings success?
The Research Assistant undertakes research and policy analysis on a range of economic, health and social policy issues for one or more fellows or senior fellows. Duties for this position include: a) research assistance; b) drafting materials and working papers, blogs and other publications; d) verification of statistical calculations, literature searches, and computer work; and e) assisting the fellow and other staff with the management of projects.
Quantitative Analysis, Programming, and Statistical Support (50%)
Research Support (40%)
Project Support, Communications, and Outreach (10%)
Ready to make an impact? In this role, you will support Brookings values of collegiality, respect, inclusion, diversity and community, and bring the following qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Economics or Mathematics/Statistics, strongly preferred. Public Policy, or other Social Sciences with a minor in Economics also considered. One year of job experience in economics, policy research, and/or computer modeling preferred but not required. Competence to undertake research assignments with little supervision required.
Strong computer skills and experience required. Experience handling large data sets and models preferred. Independent research experience preferred. Experience with software such as STATA, R, or other econometric packages required.
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