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Beacon Economics is currently hiring for the following positions:

Research Associate – Economic, Fiscal, and Social Impact Analysis

Beacon Economics seeks a Research Associate to join its Economic, Fiscal, and Social Impact Analysis practice area. The ideal candidate will have a background in evaluating regional economic trends and communicating economic concepts using quantitative data both orally and in written form. S/he will have a passion for visualizing data in new and exciting ways. This position offers substantial opportunity for professional development and growth and is ideal for candidates seeking to build their knowledge of the consulting space, with a focus on regional economic development. As a growing firm, Beacon Economics welcomes creative problem-solvers and unconventional thinkers with an entrepreneurial spirit.

Responsibilities

  • Serve on project teams to complete economic, fiscal, social impact analyses.
  • Communicate research findings to clients clearly and concisely, via written reports, summary tables, dashboards and slideshows. Collect, clean and manipulate specific economic, financial and demographic data, as instructed by supervisors.
  • Identify and communicate data problems/inconsistencies to supervisors, and help to find solutions and work-arounds.
  • Conduct literature reviews related to specific research topics.
  • Assist in conducting statistical and economic impact modeling and analysis.
  • Assist in the development of technical documentation, research methodology and efficient workflows.
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of technical documentation for internal economic, demographic, and practice area programs and procedures.
  • Communicate research findings to clients clearly and concisely via written reports, summary tables, dashboards and slideshows.

Qualifications & Desired Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics, data science, or other quantitative field with coursework in demography, geographic information systems (GIS), mathematics, urban planning and/or related discipline(s).
  • Experience with executing input-output models (such as IMPLAN) at national, state, and regional levels. * Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to interface directly with clients.
  • Extensive experience with statistical software (Stata preferred) and Excel (advanced skills critical). Fluency with Python and/or GIS platforms strongly desired.
  • Experience managing deliverables on rigorous deadlines and ability to prioritize workload to respond to shifting demands and new business opportunities.
  • Demonstrated interest in public policy, data analysis, economic policy research and/or economic development.

** Please submit resume, cover letter and writing sample to [email protected]. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Research Associate – Spatial Economics

Beacon Economics seeks a Spatial Economics, Research Associate to join its growing practice area research team. The ideal candidate will apply their knowledge of spatial and geographic methods to a variety of the firm’s projects and client engagements. The ideal candidate will have subject matter expertise in economics, business, geography, or a closely aligned field.

Responsibilities

  • Collect, clean, and manipulate specific economic, financial, and demographic data.
  • Communicate economic data, trends, and concepts through maps, infographics, and presentation slides.
  • Co-author research reports and papers in collaboration with research managers and staff.
  • Conduct literature reviews related to specific research topics.
  • Develop relevant web tools and dashboards.

Qualifications & Desired Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics, data science, or other quantitative field with coursework in demography, geographic information systems (GIS), mathematics, urban planning and/or related discipline(s).
  • Extensive experience with statistical software (R, Python, and/or STATA preferred) and Excel (advanced skills critical). Fluency in GIS platforms strongly desired.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience managing deliverables on rigorous deadlines and ability to prioritize workload to respond to shifting demands and new business opportunities.

** Please submit resume, cover letter and writing sample to [email protected]. Compensation is commensurate with experience.


Beacon Economics LLC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Beacon Economics LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Director of Communications Victoria Pike Bond at [email protected] No phone calls.