Associate Economist

New York, NY
410/Labor Markets
New York, NY
Depends on Experience  Annual

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Position Summary:
The Associate Economist role is a data-analysis focused position that will support research in the following areas: 1) US and global labor market research, 2) Help Wanted Online Program, and 3) US and global consumption research.
The Associate Economist will be responsible for coordinating and executing research, developing research methodology, and collecting and analyzing data and materials. 
The Associate Economist also provides his/her data and modelling experience to other projects as required. Finally, an important role of the applicant is to contribute to preparation of reports, webcasts, and briefings to (non-) member convenings. 
The Associate Economist collaborates closely with staff members representing the Member Development and Engagement and Executive Programs departments of The Conference Board.
Essential Functions:
Coordinates and executes labor market and consumption research. Supports ESF leadership in engaging on these topics to the broad membership of TCB. 
Support writing of the Global Consumer Confidence Index report.
Writes assigned portions of research reports related to The Conference Board's program in labor markets and consumption.
Upon request, presents research results to members, including webcasts, (non-)member briefings, and interviews. 
Supervises the work of research analysts and/or research assistants when required. 
Works with the Vice President of labor markets to develop research plans in response to membership needs. 
Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of the US and global labor markets is required. 
Applicant should have solid credentials in data analysis as well as strong analytical and quantitative skills, the ability to organize and interpret data, and strong attention to detail. 
He/she should also have demonstrated writing, communication, and presentation skills. 
This position is data intensive, and experience with several software and statistical packages (including Excel, STATA, SAS, R, Python) as well as strong programming experience is required. 
Education and Experience Requirements: 
A Bachelor's degree in Economics or related field is required. A Master's degree strongly preferred.
A minimum experience of 2-3 years working in a data-intensive production environment. 
Experience with project management is desirable. 
Applicant should preferably have experience with working in a multidisciplinary, business-oriented environment, be able to work in a (virtual) team environment, work well under pressure, and meet deadlines. 
Any internal candidate must first contact Alana Trimmier in Human Resources at