Economist, Penn Wharton Budget Model
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Economist, Penn Wharton Budget Model
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Job Description Summary
The Penn Wharton Budget Model (PWBM) has a staff opening for economists with a strong interest in applied research to assess the economic and revenue effects of current and proposed public policies affecting domestic and international policy areas.
We are seeking candidates with a background in Applied Microeconomics, especially in the areas of labor, public, education, and health economics. Applicants should have an interest in applied, policy-oriented research. An ideal team member will combine insights from economic theory with large datasets to aid policy analysis through empirical research or modeling and simulation work. Some coding experience (such as Python and/or C#) is desirable. Staff economists are encouraged to publish their research findings in professional journals. A PhD in Economics required, but strong ABD candidates are encouraged to apply. More information about the existing team and projects can be found here: https://budgetmodel.wharton.upenn.edu/
*This position is contingent upon continued funding.
- Using model, generate reports related to tax reform, immigration, and other public policies.
- Create, as well as use, various econometric modelling techniques to develop forecasts.
- Work with the team to create large scale economic/financial models.
- Understand and interpret data. Analyzing data to test the effectiveness of current policies.
- A PhD in Economics required, but ABD candidates expecting a doctorate in 2020 are encouraged to apply.
- Excellent research, writing and analytical skills required.
- Some Python and/or C# programming experience desirable.
- Strong interest in public economics and policy.
- Office, library, computer room
- Typically sitting at a desk or table
Upload your CV, writing sample, and preferably a job market paper. If you have letters of recommendation, please have them forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: references will not be contacted until approval is secured.
More about PWBM
The Penn Wharton Budget Model (PWBM) is a non-partisan, research-based initiative that provides accurate, accessible and transparent economic analysis of public policy. Besides being non-partisan, we are non-normative, in that we do not make policy recommendations. Instead, the intention of the PWBM is to be the honest broker of analysis working at the intersection of business and policy to help policy makers, the public, and businesses make fact-based decisions. PWBM has been influential in many key recent policy discussions, including tax reform, infrastructure, universal basic income, debt and Social Security.
- Labor economics
- Public economics
- C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
- D – Microeconomics
- G -- Financial Economics
- H -- Public Economics
- I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
- J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
*The University of Pennsylvania posts the full starting salary range for this job family. Starting salary for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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$72,837.00 - $138,391.00
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