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Research: International Economist/Director

Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

About the Milken Institute
A globally focused, publicly supported, non-partisan and nonprofit think tank headquartered in Santa Monica, California, the Milken Institute's mission is to increase global prosperity by advancing collaborative solutions that widen access to capital, create jobs and improve health. For the past three decades, the Milken Institute has served as a catalyst for practical, scalable solutions to global challenges by connecting human, financial, and educational resources to those who need them. Guided by a conviction that the best ideas, under-resourced, cannot succeed, we conduct research and analysis and convene top world leaders, scientists, policy makers, and industry giants at our gatherings to share their respective viewpoints. We leverage this expertise and insight to construct programs and policy initiatives. These activities are designed to help people build meaningful lives, in which they can experience health and well-being, pursue effective education and gainful employment, and access the resources required to create ever-expanding opportunities for themselves and their broader communities.
About the Position
The Research department at the Milken Institute is seeking exceptional candidates in international finance or international macroeconomics at the economist level. Qualified candidates will have excellent oral and written communication skills and a Ph.D. in Economics with a solid background in data analysis in international finance, macroeconomics, and advanced knowledge of statistical programming skills (R, Stata, etc.). Working knowledge of machine learning techniques or big data analytics would be a plus.
The ideal candidate will work collaboratively to conduct applied research on issues pertinent at the international, national, and regional levels. The ability to communicate complex, technical concepts concisely and clearly to an audience with various backgrounds and levels of experience is essential.

  • Write up findings and recommendations that can be shared with stakeholders;
  • Conduct sophisticated empirical research in international economics;
  • Coordinate research with various policy centers within MI;
  • Present research findings to technical and non-technical audiences internally and externally.

    • PhD in Economics;
    • A minimum of 4 years of experience in conducting quantitative research analysis (survey data, micro data);
    • A minimum of 4 years of experience with statistical analysis and programming tools such as R or Stata;
    • Strong quantitative skills and analytical problem solving required;
    • Working knowledge of machine learning techniques or big data analytics is a plus;
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written);
    • Ability to manage own workflow/priorities and meet deadlines;
    • Independence and ability to take ownership of each project from start to finish;
    • Ability to work as part of a team and perform under deadline pressure.
      Note: A precondition of employment is verification of your COVID-19 vaccination status. We are interested in qualified candidates who are eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas at this time. Being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment.
      The statements herein are intended to describe the overall nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.
      Please submit resume and cover letter illustrating how your experience and skills will contribute to the department and any unique qualities you bring to the position. If applying via Indeed, please upload your resume and any supporting documentation as one attachment. Any application that does not include both a resume and cover letter will be rejected.


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