• Type: Full-Time
  • Discipline: Policy
  • Contact: manager@buckeyeinstitute.org


The Economic Research Center (ERC) at The Buckeye Institute in Columbus, Ohio, is seeking to hire a full-time Economic Policy Analyst.

About The Buckeye Institute

Founded in 1989, The Buckeye Institute is an independent research and educational institution—a think tank—whose mission is to advance free-market public policy.

The staff at Buckeye accomplish the organization’s mission by performing timely and reliable research on key issues, compiling and synthesizing data, formulating sound free-market policies, and promoting those solutions for implementation in Ohio and replication across the country.

The Buckeye Institute is located directly across the street from the Ohio Statehouse on Capitol Square in Columbus, where it assists legislative and executive branch policymakers by providing ideas, research, and data to enable the lawmakers’ effectiveness in advocating free-market public policy solutions.

The Buckeye Institute is a non-partisan, nonprofit, and tax-exempt organization, as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code. As such, it relies on support from individuals, corporations, and foundations that share a commitment to individual liberty, free enterprise, personal responsibility, and limited government. The Buckeye Institute does not seek or accept government funding.

About the Position

The Economic Policy Analyst will conduct research, prepare economic models, draft policy papers, and collaborate with other staff of The Buckeye Institute to advance free-market solutions at the state level. The Economic Policy Analyst will help create free-market public policy solutions for a diverse range of economic issues, including fiscal (tax and budget), energy, labor, education, and health care.

Job Duties:

1) Help model the potential economic impact of public policy proposals at the state level, examples include changes in tax law and energy prices

2) Perform rigorous academic-quality research and assist in drafting original papers

3) Effectively communicate—verbally and in writing—the effects of policy changes, including testifying in state legislatures to support our research (traveling as needed) and doing media interviews

4) Explain complex statistical and economic issues to lay audiences

5) Develop and promote free-market policy proposals

6) Work with the Director of the Economic Research Center to achieve the Center’s objectives

Education and Skills Required:

1) Proficiency in at least one statistical programming language, preferably MATLAB or STATA

2) An advanced degree in economics (or similar subject) demonstrating a proficient understanding of econometrics

3) Initiative to start and complete work projects thoroughly and on-time

4) Demonstrated commitment to free-market principles

5) Ability to work independently and with a team

6) Ability to write clearly and concisely

See the full job posting here.

How to apply

Please submit a résumé or C.V., salary requirements, a writing sample of not more than 10 pages, and two references of people who have overseen your past professional work or academic research to manager@buckeyeinstitute.org.
The Buckeye Institute

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Columbus, OH 43215