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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lead Researcher, Policy Impacts in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Lead Researcher, Policy Impacts

  • Job Number: 23246

  • Functional Area: Research - Social Science

  • Department: Economics

  • School Area: Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Job Description

LEAD RESEARCHER, POLICY IMPACTS, Economics, to join Nathaniel Hendren in conducting economic analysis on the welfare impacts of government policies. Will be part of Policy Impacts (https://policyimpacts.org/) , an organization co-founded by Professor Hendren, that is dedicated to improving the quality of government decision-making by promoting standardization in policy analysis. Will work closely with Nathaniel Hendren and a range of collaborators at other universities along with a research team of pre-doctoral fellows based at MIT.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a doctoral degree in economics, education, public policy, political science, computer science, or a related field; eight years of relevant experience; demonstrated track record of conducting microeconomic analysis and measuring the welfare impact of government policies using a public economic toolkit; AND strong management, communication, and technical skills. Job #23246 The full posting and additional application instructions are available at this link (https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/xycch04z9qqq6vq9s4j0e/Lead-Researcher-Job-Posting.pdf?rlkey=df38v3v1xwgax16lovq9upj5r&dl=0) .

Starting salary range: $145,000 - 149,000 (will likely start on the lower end of this range) This is a full-time, one-year appointment that is renewable annually. An employment term of at least two years is strongly preferred. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. 9/27/23

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