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Economist (International Program)


PostedFecha de publicación: 08/09/2022

Application DeadlineFecha límite: 12/31/2022

The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) is currently looking for an Economist, Ph.D. preferred, to work on international issues. This is a one-year position (the specific start and end dates are somewhat flexible). This is a full-time position with a preference for applicants based in Washington, DC with the possibility of flexible or remote work schedules. 

Job Description: The economist would perform policy-focused economic analysis and write issue briefs, research papers, and other publications on international economic issues, including some related to Latin America. The responsibilities will vary based on the applicant’s interests and experience, as well as the particular issues that CEPR is working on at the time.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess most or all of the following qualifications. However, CEPR will consider strong candidates whose experience and capabilities are roughly equivalent.

–    Advanced degree in economics or related field, preferably at the Ph.D. level, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

–    Superior writing and analytical skills.

–    Ability to initiate and conduct research projects independently.

–    In-depth knowledge of contemporary international economic issues, including trade, globalization, and policies promoted by international financial institutions.

–    Fluency in Spanish or Portuguese is a plus.

–    Compatibility with CEPR’s perspective and commitment to social and economic justice.

Compensation: CEPR offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. The minimum starting salary according to CEPR’s union contract is $72,760 annually; however, this is only a minimum and the actual salary can be substantially higher depending on experience and qualifications. This position will be represented by the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU).

Closing Date of Position: This position will remain open until filled.

To Apply: Send the following, in a single PDF file, to apply[at]cepr.net with the subject line “Economist (International Program)”:

  1. a cover letter;
  2. a résumé; and
  3. a writing sample on a relevant policy-related topic of no more than 1,000 words, or a description of a project you have completed independently or at another organization.

Please do not submit additional information apart from the items listed above. You may address your cover letter to the Economist Search Committee, if you wish.

Search committees usually make a decision within three weeks of the deadline of the application. If you have any questions, please email cepr[at]cepr.net, the contact for the Economist Search Committee. Absolutely no calls or faxes.

Organization Description:  CEPR was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people’s lives. In order for citizens to effectively exercise their voices in a democracy, it is necessary that they be informed about the problems and choices that they face. An informed public should then be able to choose policies that lead to an improving quality of life, both for people within the United States, and around the world.

Toward this end, CEPR conducts both professional research and public education so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options. The professional research is oriented towards filling important gaps in the understanding of particular economic and social problems, or the impact of specific policies, both domestically and globally. The public education portion of CEPR’s mission is to present the findings of professional research, both by CEPR and others, in a manner that allows broad segments of the public to know exactly what is at stake in major policy debates. As part of its public education initiative, CEPR utilizes research findings and analysis to challenge the myths, assumptions, policies and institutions that perpetuate economic and social inequality.

CEPR’s founding scholars include Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot, and Robert Pollin, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts.  Our Advisory Board includes Nobel Laureate economists Robert Solow and Joseph Stiglitz; Janet Gornick, Professor at the CUNY Graduate School and Director of the Luxembourg Income Study; and Richard Freeman, Professor of Economics at Harvard University

CEPR is an equal opportunity employer that considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any legally protected status. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.