This position will serve as an advisor on economic issues and data analysis to Policy & Mobilization leadership. Works with Policy and Mobilization staff to evaluate and generate statistical and economic analysis to ensure that policy positions are informed by the strongest practical analytical validations and evidence-based research findings. Supports efforts to realize a marketplace in which consumers’ interests are protected through robust standards that lead to safer, more sustainable options, and in which consumers are empowered to make informed choices and drive change.
PhD in Economics and a minimum of 5-7 years of experience in industry, consulting, government or academic research, including prior experience applying economics to public policy. Comprehensive knowledge of economic analysis techniques, including applied econometrics, and experience engaging in primary and secondary research, interpreting data, and performing original empirical analyses. A strong understanding of the strengths and limitations of consumer choice models and theories and analysis of market externalities. Strong project management skills, including the ability to lead research and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to write clearly, and work collaboratively with interdisciplinary team of lawyers, researchers, communications staff, and senior management. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Strong research track record.
Provide strategic and tactical support and recommendations for consumer policy activities to ensure effective creation and timely delivery of high quality, impactful policy positions and advocacy campaigns.