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Economic Forecasting Specialist, University of Michigan Department of Economics

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How to Apply
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

Summary
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 https://lsa.umich.edu/econ/rsqe.html.

Responsibilities*

  • 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.

Additional Information
The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.

To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion in LSA, visit lsa.umich.edu/lsa/dei.

To learn more about LSA’s Strategic Vision, visit lsa.umich.edu/strategicvision.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The salary range for this position is $103,000-$128,000. Please note that a higher salary may be offered based on equity and the selected candidate’s experience.

Inquiries about this position should be directed to apply.rsqe@umich.edu


Data Scientist, Economic and Policy Research, Business Research Division, University of Colorado Boulder

Requisition Number: 38832
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Employment Type: University Staff
Schedule: Full-Time
Posting Close Date: 10-May-2022

The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications for a Data Scientist of Economic and Policy Research. As our Data Scientist, you will support economic and policy research across a broad range of topics for the Business Research Division (BRD) within the Leeds School of Business. Every day, you will engage in all aspects of applied research in various topics about the economy and economic policy, oversee recent and ongoing research that includes regional economic development, economic forecasting, taxes, land use, housing, and labor markets, and use fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of particular field of specialization to perform routine scientific research tasks requiring application of established techniques, procedures, and criteria.

Key Responsibilities:

Conduct Economic Research Projects

These projects include:

  • Collect secondary economic data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Bureau of Economic Analysis and others.
  • Create and deploy surveys for the collection of primary data.
  • Conduct analytical and statistical analysis of economic data.
  • Create economic presentations and publications.
  • Visualize data via dashboards.
  • Write articles and reports about data.

Ad-hoc, Job-related Duties

  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. This may include supporting project proposals, speaking to industry groups, meeting with companies, etc.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or economics from an accredited institution.
  • 1 year of experience in consulting, analysis, or policy advising.

Preferred Requirements

  • Master’s degree in business or economics from an accredited institution.
  • Familiarity with SPSS, IMPLAN, REMI, R, or other economic/statistical software programs.
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau).

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.

We may request references at a later time.
Please apply by May 10, 2022 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.


Senior Research Economist, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, University of Utah

The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah is seeking a senior research economist. This position does the following:

  • Conducts research in areas of economics and public policy, including regional economics, economic impact analyses, economic development, and public finance.
  • Collaborates with a professional staff on research projects.
  • Presents data and analysis to business and community leaders, media, and the public at large.

More information about the position is available at: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/132118


Research Associate, University of Arkansas

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Summary of Job Duties:

Projects that the Research Associate will be expected to conduct include economic impact analyses, policy analyses, forecasting, feasibility studies, tourism impact analyses, surveys, and others. Recent studies have included identifying needs and policies around housing affordability and measuring the economic and tourism impacts of regional recreational investments. The Research Associate will also assist the Director in identifying grant and contract opportunities and assist in the writing and presentation of grant proposals. Additionally, the Research Associate will help manage a database of economic indicators (federal and state economic data) that are relevant to stakeholders within the state of Arkansas and will respond to data requests as assigned by the Director.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Public Policy, Finance, Statistics, or a related field from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Demonstrated quantitative research experience such as forecasting, economic impact analysis, policy analysis

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least one year of work experience in a similar research capacity
  • Previous economic development experience
  • Experience using input/output model packages such as IMPLAN or REMI
  • Experience using SAS, STATA, or other statistical packages, Microsoft Access, Excel Macros
  • Experience using ArcMap or other GIS software package
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite software

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of statistical applications for research in business, economics, or related discipline and experience utilizing statistical software packages
  • Knowledge of applied economics
  • Excellent technical writing skills
  • Excellent public speaking and communication skills
  • Strong mathematical training and skills
  • Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent organizational skills, professional written and oral presentation skills
  • Flexibility, attention to detail, ability to work with research team under tight deadlines, and willingness to learn
  • Experience with federal and state data

Additional Information:

In addition to working on a wide variety of interesting projects, the research associate can enjoy the excellent amenities in Northwest Arkansas such as a world class art museum, high quality performing arts like theatre, music and film festivals, great restaurants, cocktail bars, craft breweries, artisanal coffee bars, excellent schools, affordable housing, and phenomenal outdoor amenities like hiking and mountain biking trails, lakes and rivers, and kayaking parks.

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Research Associate, Business and Economic Research Center, College of Business, Middle Tennesee State University

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Salary
$40,194 – $49,775; commensurate with experience

Job Summary/Basic Function
Under the direction of the Business and Economic Research Center (BERC) director, the Research Associate performs a wide range of duties in support of the regional economic, business, and community professional services that BERC provides. These duties may include economic and fiscal impact analyses; feasibility studies; statistical analyses; economic and business trend analyses; regional performance analyses and benchmarking; survey design; literature review on economic and business issues and studies; database creation and maintenance; presentation of data using current visualization tools; and grant proposal development, writing, and submission.

Required Education
A bachelor’s degree in economics, business, computer science, sociology, political science, psychology, a STEM field, or other field with training in statistics.

Required Related Experience
Minimum one-year experience and good command of a least one of the following statistical software packages: SAS, STATA, SPSS or R. Minimum two years’ experience in deadline/outcome oriented work. Advanced skills with Microsoft products including Access.

Desirable Related Experience
Graduate degree in related field preferred. Experience GIS and SQL and/or record of successful grant writing experience would be an asset.

Documents Needed to Apply

Cover Letter & CV/Resume Required


Research Associate, Economics Center, University of Cincinnati

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The Economics Center at the University of Cincinnati is currently accepting applications for a Research Associate. This is an at-will, full-time professional position reporting to the Center’s Co-Directors of Research. The Center’s Research Associate is responsible for conducting research tasks, and accurate, on-time completion of contract research projects and may also serve as a primary point of contact with clients.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Participate in multiple research projects, as principal investigator (Pl), project manager (PM), or as project staff;
  • Conduct applied research tasks which include, but are not limited to: literature review, data collection, statistical calculations and analysis (including regression and economic impact), report writing, presentation of findings to clients and client groups;
  • Detail research findings and analyses in written, client-facing reports;
  • As a PI, work with the Co-Directors of Research to achieve highest level of client communications, meet project milestones, problem-solve, and adapt approaches as necessary to meet project goals;
  • Assign, manage, review, and supervise graduate students’ work on research projects;
  • Lead development of project scopes, tasks, deliverables, timeline and pricing in the proposal phase of research projects;
  • Collaborate with other full-time research staff;
  • Provide regular research updates to the Co-Directors of Research, seek solutions to research challenges, improve research efficiencies, maintain effective client relations, and; ultimately strengthen the Research Team through teamwork, data analysis, and innovative approaches to project challenges;
  • Prepare content and collaborate with the graphic designer on visual summaries and animations of research findings.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Provide materials for marketing communications to support the business development activities of the Center’s Research Team;
  • Participate in media interviews, as necessary;
  • Help review research deliverables prior to release;
  • Represent the Research Team at presentations and at the Economics Center’s committee and board meetings;
  • Interact directly with prospects and clients;
  • Participate in trade organizations, present at conferences, and generate business leads;
  • Other duties as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business, Statistics, Urban and Community Planning with a focus on Economic Development or related fields. Master’s degree is preferred.

Ideal Qualifications: At least 3 years of prior experience conducting applied research in a professional environment, or conducting research-based consulting work. Strong writing and quantitative analysis skills.

Necessary Skills:

  • Strong analytics skills including statistical analysis with econometric techniques;
  • Strong data skills including identification of appropriate data sources and experience working with a variety of economic and survey data;
  • Knowledge of basic economic theory and economic development topics and issues;
  • Superior oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Office products;
  • Experience working with statistical programs such as R, SAS, or STATA;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, both within the research group and with the Center’s clients;
  • Creative approach to problem solving.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $45,000.00 – $75,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • 8-hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Follow University of Cincinnati COVID-19 precautions.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Microsoft Excel: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Research: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Microsoft Word: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

For more information, visit:

https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?cmp=Economics-Center&t=Research+Associate&jk=95cb4092bfb4da58&q=Research+Associate&vjs=3