Researcher / analyst
CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff. The Studies Program’s aim is to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions.
The Analyst will work in the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies (CGS), the part of the Studies department that focuses on the intersection of international economics and international relations. We expect that he or she will report to and primarily collaborate with the senior fellow and director of international economics. The balance of his or her time be spent working with other CGS fellows.
This is an exceptional opportunity for a creative, rigorous, quantitatively oriented mind to develop original ideas and to analyze important questions at the intersection economic policy and foreign policy. Recent holders of the position have gone on to high-responsibility positions in investment banking and central banking as well to top graduate school programs. Accommodation for part-time graduate school study may be available, subject to CFR agreement.
The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):
- Co-write the Center’s highly regarded Geo-Graphics economics blog, including generating ideas for posts,
- collecting and analyzing data, and creating graphics
- conduct research, create data sets, and make graphics for visual interactives such as these Belt and Road, Global Monetary Policy, Global Imbalances, Sovereign Risk, and Central Bank Currency Swaps
- Co-write articles
- Research specific areas relating to economics and geopolitics, as requested by supervisors
- Preferably two years’ work experience with macroeconomic analysis
- Degree in economics or related area with coursework in statistics and high academic credentials
- High-level understanding of macroeconomics and, in particular, monetary policy
- Extensive knowledge of macroeconomic and central bank data sets
- Fluency with Bloomberg
- Outstanding mathematics, computer (particularly Excel), writing, and research skills
- Strong attention to detail
Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 5,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.
The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including an award-winning health and wellness program, an on-site fitness center, and generous leave policies and health insurance programs.
The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.