Researcher / analyst
The Economic and Business Research Center (EBRC) at Eller College of Management is seeking a research economist to join the center. Since 1949 EBRC has been providing Arizona’s citizens, business leaders, and decision-makers with awarding-winning economic forecasts, applied research, analysis of business trends, and the latest socio-economic indicator data for Arizona and its communities.
The research economist will be responsible for completing research projects under the direction of the EBRC director. Projects will vary, but the successful candidate will work on advanced data management procedures and providing analysis for major community projects that deliver analysis and forecasts of trends in state and local economic development, Arizona’s role in border trade, and public finance. The research economist will need excellent organizational skills, be comfortable learning new software applications, and have the ability to work in a diverse team in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment while providing accurate information.
Notes: Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.
Due to COVID-19 safety measures, this position will initially require remote work, but is expected to return to in-office during regular business hours.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities
- Design advanced data management procedures for EBRC websites, including the MAP Dashboard, Arizona-Mexico Economic Indicators, Forecasting Project, and Arizona’s Economy online magazine.
- Complete regular data updates to be published on EBRC’s websites and smartphone app.
- Contribute to EBRC’s work on state and local forecasting and economic impact analysis.
- Identify, analyze, and interpret seminal studies for relevance; Write short analytical articles for a general audience for EBRC websites.
- Work with senior researchers to develop and complete extramurally funded research projects on topics including (but not limited to) economic development, forecasting, public finance, and Arizona-Mexico trade.
- Contribute to EBRC’s social media feeds.
- Bachelor's degree in economics, public policy, geography, regional development, or a business-related field.
- Three years of relevant work experience.
Ideal candidate will have:
- Three or more years of experience in economic or policy analysis.
- Experience working with socio-economic data sources and related studies.
- Experience with econometric software (R, Eviews, SAS, STATA), IMPLAN, Adobe, and GIS software.