Join Our Team

Beacon Economics is not currently hiring, however we are happy to receive resumes from qualified applicants for possible future opportunities. The following is a basic description of the skills and experience generally required for a research position with the firm:

Economic Research Associate

Research Associates at Beacon Economics provide assistance to a team of widely published economists, including providing technical and production support for a broad range of projects. The ideal candidates possess superior statistical/mathematic/data analysis and report writing skills. Some travel may be required. Competitive salary, health benefits, and opportunity for advancement.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct data analysis using math and statistics to glean key insights/implications.
  • Perform data analysis and data mining using statistical software.
  • Utilize and master public and private economic data sources.
  • Conduct data graphing, tabling, and mapping to aid in presentation of analysis.
  • Work with very large databases to extract information and perform analysis.
  • Build and develop models using calculus and statistics.
  • Write reports based on complex data analysis.
  • Develop presentations using PowerPoint and produce reports using LaTeX and Microsoft Office.
  • Assist with database management to maintain data library.
  • Perform literature reviews and summarize previous work
  • Work with senior management to understand research needs and carry out projects with minimal guidance.

Qualifications & Skills

  • M.A./M.S. in economics, finance, math, or statistics strongly desired.
  • Proficiency with economic/statistical software (Stata, Eviews).
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office (esp. Excel/PowerPoint).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Comfortable with mathematics (algebra and calculus) and statistical techniques and models.
  • Experience with database management and data analysis.
  • Effective listener with the ability to create physical product from general ideas.
  • Ability to multi-task, manage time efficiently, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently.

How to Apply

Please submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Director of Communications Victoria Pike Bond at victoria@beaconecon.com. No phone calls.