Association for University
Business and Economic Research

A national association of regional
economic research centers

Job Opportunities

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Posting Dates

Job Title & Organization

Sept. 19 - ??

Research Associate, Center for Business & Economic Research, University of Arkansas (Fayetteville)

The Center for Business and Economic Research in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas is looking for a Research Associate to work on economic impact analyses, policy analyses, forecasting, feasibility studies, tourism impact analyses, surveys, and other such projects that affect economic development in Arkansas and the surrounding region. 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. Hybrid work options may be discussed during interviews.

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Sept. 5 - ??

Associate Research, Arkansas Economic Development Institute, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The Economic Researcher (Regional Economist) provides economic impact analysis of potential development strategies and other research about communities from an economic perspective. A variety of impact analysis and policy simulation models are utilized to assess project economic benefits and evaluate the economic impacts of different policies and programs. The position provides comprehensive research and support services related to business and economic development for the State of Arkansas. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

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Aug. 29 - Sept. 16, 2022 or until filled

Research Economist, Seidman Research Institute, Arizona State University

The L. William Seidman Research Institute, W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, is seeking candidates to fill multiple open rank Research Economist positions.

Seidman Research Economists conduct economic research for clients in government, business, and university settings. They undertake fiscal and economic impact modeling and implement other “fit-for-purpose” empirical analyses to address client questions and deliver insights of relevance to Arizona and its substate areas. Research Economists are expected to wrangle and analyze data, write reports, and engage with clients or the press to communicate key findings to general audiences with integrity and objectivity. They frequently work independently on end-to-end execution of a project but can also function as a member of a team depending on experience of the researcher and scope of the project.

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Aug. 26 - Oct. 15, 2022

Senior Research Economist, Center for Business and Economic Analysis, University of Wyoming

The Senior Research Economist will work closely with the Associate Director of the CBEA to undertake economic impact assessments; conduct specialized analyses, studies and projects, including guidance for investors, policymakers, and entrepreneurs; and study and disseminate population demographic and workforce measures to support regional development.  Work with the Associate Director to complete funded research projects.

This position is funded by the new Wyoming Outdoor Recreation, Tourism, and Hospitality (WORTH) initiative at the University of Wyoming.  To support the WORTH initiative, work closely with stakeholders in the Outdoor Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality sector, with the goal of deepening Wyoming’s investment in these industries.  More specifically, collect data, execute economic impact analysis and work with stakeholders to encourage economic development in the WORTH industries.  Work with other faculty, researchers, and the director of WORTH to coordinate efforts in this initiative. Assist with other economic analysis projects in the CBEA.

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Aug. 9 - Sept. 30, 2022

Energy Economist, Center for Energy Regulation and Policy Analysis, University of Wyoming

The Energy Economist will work closely with the Director of the CBEA at the University of Wyoming to undertake economic analysis of the energy sector. Job activities include the evaluation of the economic impact, including job creation and local and state revenue, of different aspects of the nuclear energy industry in Wyoming. While it is expected that nuclear will be a principal area of focus initially, other potential areas of focus include carbon capture and storage, oil and gas production (including enhanced oil recovery), wind, solar, rare earth elements and critical minerals, etc.

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July 5, 2022 - Until ??

Research Economist, Texas Real Estate Research Center at Texas A&M University

The Research Scientist (Economist) is a senior-level position. The primary responsibility is to perform analysis related to real estate, urban, and rural economics for the State of Texas, to produce reports based on the findings, and to disseminate those findings through articles and presentations. The researcher will also participate in staff meetings, assist with seminar planning, and collaborate with others as assigned. 

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May 13, 2022 - Until ??

Chief Economist, The Everglades Foundation

The Everglades Foundation seeks a talented and creative thinker to become its Chief Economist.

  • Be part of a team that emphasizes collaboration and innovation and will support The Everglades Foundation staff by conducting and directing high-leverage economic analyses that support the larger mission of the enterprise. The range of topics is broad—from the sectors of real estate to tourism to agriculture—reflecting the far-reaching influence the Everglades has on the Florida economy.
  • Ensure the work is conducted at the highest possible standard and, in turn, help other staff understand and utilize the findings to support their daily work with external stakeholders.
  • Represent The Everglades Foundation to local, regional, and national constituencies including federal and state funding agencies.

Additional details included in full listing.