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The Economic Research Analyst conducts analyses of across several dimensions of regional economies, for example, workforce, education and industry growth.
The applied researcher conducts applied quantitative research expressly related to project deliverables, namely which includes measuring and analyzing the effects of a super-shock like COVID-19, the recovery and structural transformation. Develops measures of economic injury and recovery that are timely, relevant and amenable to incorporating into regional economic dashboards. Researches industry diversification and resiliency strategies that address income inequality as well as employment growth. Develops predictive models for estimating the effects of different types of economic shocks. Incorporates industry network analysis into comprehensive regional development strategies.
Other duties as assigned will include:
Forecasts economic growth, employment, job skills, occupations, incomes, tax revenues, and similar variables for the state, counties and sub-county areas as needed. Collaborates with state agencies to produce county employment estimates and education and workforce analysis. Conceptualizes and extracts complete yet parsimonious datasets from extremely large datasets in order to conduct statistical analysis on short timeframes. Advises stakeholders and various government agencies in generating workforce research topics. Researches the education and training requirements of occupations in order to assess the educational program needs for the workforce of the future and estimate the amount of time and resources required to transition from one occupation to another. Analyzes national, state and regional trends in demographic and economic indicators. Adapts or develops analytical approaches as needed to provide insight into important trends for the state and sub-state regions. Performs statistical analysis, including analysis of variance, multiple and logistic regression, cluster analysis, stratified sampling, fixed effects regression, discontinuity design regression, principal component regression, and other statistical techniques. Presents conclusions and implications of analyses clearly, in written and oral formats. Writes insightful articles and reports in non-academic style for a general business audience based on IBRC analysis. Collaborates effectively and efficiently with IBRC staff and others in the design and implementation of large projects involving economic, workforce and demographic data and analysis. Directs graduate student assistants (GAs) conducting statistical analysis, collecting and verifying data, creating graphs and other visualizations, and co-writing and editing GA reports.
Note: This position is funded by a short-term award from the U.S. Economic Development Administration.
Bachelor's degree in economics, demography, geography, business, public planning or a related field and three years of experience in a research or planning capacity analyzing data to support decision makers.
Combinations of education and related experience may be considered.
Ability to apply economic principles to solve complex problems. Demonstrated proficiency in statistics and analysis, coupled with the ability to extract useful insights from large and complex datasets. Deep experience with at least one of the following statistical software packages: SAS, SPSS, or STATA. Advanced skills in Excel and other Microsoft Office software. Demonstrated ability to analyze, interpret and present economic and/or demographic data. Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information.
PhD. Advanced economic theory. Demonstrated proficiency in analyzing, interpreting and presenting economic and/or demographic data. Experience with GIS, SQL and Visual Basic. Programming proficiency in R. Proficiency with ACCESS and other database packages.
Working Conditions / Demands
Note: Funded by Economic Development Administration (EDA), this position will not exceed the project end date of June 30, 2021.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 3RS
Job Function: Research
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