Analyst, Public Policy

Job Locations United States-DC-Washington | United States-NY-New York



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Economist Impact, a business unit within The Economist Group combines the rigour of a think-tank with the creativity of a media brand to engage a globally influential audience. Our evidence-based insights open debate, broaden perspectives and catalyse progress.


Our Impact Policy & Insights team, which specialises in delivering research and engagement programmes that use evidence and data to drive change on the critical economic and public policy issues is seeking an Analyst to support our consulting and research projects. Our clients include government bodies, international organisations and corporates, and we provide evidence, insights and advice to shape their policies and programmes. Our four core thematic practice areas include:

(1) Health, (2) Globalisation, Trade & Finance, (3) Sustainability, Climate Change & Natural Resources, and (4) Technology and Society


We also deliver work on a wide range of issue areas aligned with sustainable development goals, including education, migration, future of work and international development.

We are recruiting for an Analyst to work within an internationally-focused and diverse team. The successful candidate will help to support our consulting projects, and to deliver bespoke research to a standard of excellence. This candidate should have a keen interest in understanding of what's shaping our economies, markets and policies, and a natural curiosity. 


This role will be based out of our offices in either Washington, D.C. or New York City. 


How you will contribute:

  • Deliver high quality research outputs for client projects, including economic, policy, and scenario analysis,  benchmarking, data collection and analytics, literature reviews, custom modelling, and presentations
  • Work collaboratively with project teams to deliver projects on time and to a standard of excellence
  • Help to prepare scoping documents and proposals for potential clients, helping to interpret their research requirements
  • Develop new methods and approaches for research that will help to scale up the business and to ensure consistent quality of output

Experience, skills and professional attributes

The ideal skills for this role are:

  • Two years previous experience in a role related to research, ideally in the context of client projects; exposure to a consulting environment and supporting senior consultants
  • Bachelor's and/or Masters Degree in Economics, Government Affairs, Public Policy, International Relations, or STEM
  • A strong understanding of macroeconomic and demographic concepts; strong comfort with data and data analysis; familiarity with a range of policy sectors, including development economics, sustainability, hunger, finance, technology, etc
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A desire to work in a fast-paced environment 
    Fluent written and spoken English skills
    Strong familiarity with Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel; excellent communication skills


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