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The Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law (policyintegrity.org) is seeking an experienced, policy-oriented Ph.D. economist with 3–4 years of relevant work experience.


About Policy Integrity:

Policy Integrity is a non‐partisan think tank housed at New York University School of Law and dedicated to improving the quality of government decisionmaking through legal advocacy and academic scholarship in the fields of administrative law, cost‐benefit analysis, and public policy. Richard L. Revesz, dean emeritus of NYU Law School, is Policy Integrity’s director. Policy Integrity’s interdisciplinary mission focuses on the rational use of economic analysis in government decisionmaking and how tools like cost‐benefit analysis and distributional analysis can improve policy design. Policy Integrity’s work covers a range of issue areas, with a particular emphasis on federal environmental protections and federal‐ and state‐level electricity policies, as well as public health and consumer protection.

Policy Integrity’s successful advocacy outcomes—in which Economists have played key roles—include ensuring that agencies are required to consider the lost social benefits and other harms of any deregulatory actions; guiding state utility regulators on the need to value environmental externalities in energy policy decisions; convincing both federal and state courts to endorse the use of the social cost of carbon for monetizing avoided climate damages; prompting the Department of the Interior to analyze the option value of delaying offshore oil leases; and supporting states and Planned Parenthood in litigation over regulatory attempts to block federal funding for reproductive healthcare.

Past Economists have gone on to positions such as economist in federal agency offices and public policy groups, senior staff position at Policy Integrity, and professor at a law school.

Responsibilities:

The Economists will collaborate with Policy Integrity’s legal and economic researchers to prepare policy reports, comments in regulatory proceedings, and journal articles on a variety of issues including energy, transportation, and climate policy, natural resources management, and benefit-cost analysis.

Qualifications:

·     Ph.D. in economics or a related field.

·     3–4 years of relevant work experience.

·     Focus on policy-oriented research in one of the following areas: (1) environmental or resource economics; (2) transportation and vehicle emissions policy; or (3) non-market valuation.

·     Excellent written communications skills required. Applicants’ written materials will be reviewed to assess their professionalism, independent thinking, and persuasive writing skills, as well as their ability and willingness to absorb new subject matters in law and policy.

Policy Integrity is committed to a culture in which all people are welcomed, respected, supported, and valued to fully participate. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse applicants, and we consider multiple aspects of diversity. New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law (policyintegrity.org) is seeking an experienced, policy-oriented Ph.D. economist with 3–4 years of relevant work experience.


About Policy Integrity:

Policy Integrity is…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 1, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    November 19, 2021
  • Education
    Doctorate (PhD) Required

Benefits

Benefits and Terms of Employment:

The salary and benefits are generous and include, for example, several comprehensive insurance options as well as (after one year of employment) tuition remission eligibility and an automatic additional retirement contribution equal to 5% of base salary, plus another matching contribution of up to 5% more. Staff members also have access to academic enrichment opportunities at NYU Law School, including some faculty workshops, colloquia, and other scholarly forums. Adjunct teaching opportunities are also possible.

Policy Integrity research appointments are for 12 months, with regularly occurring extensions upon mutual agreement. The start date is flexible, but ideally the Economist would start in late summer/early fall of 2022.

Benefits and Terms of Employment:

The salary and benefits are generous and include, for example, several comprehensive insurance options as well as (after one year of employment…

Location

On-site
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

To Apply:

Send the following to megan.abron@nyu.edu, with “Economist Application” in the subject line:

(1) a cover letter detailing your interest in the position or your relevant experience,

(2) a brief statement (less than one page) on how your background or experiences would enhance the diversity, inclusivity, or perspectives of Policy Integrity,

(3) a resume,

(4) an official or up-to-date unofficial transcript,

(5) job market paper, recently published paper, or policy brief/report, and

(6) Three letters of reference

Please send your application materials by November 19, 2021. Applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis.

To Apply:

Send the following to megan.abron@nyu.edu, with “Economist Application” in the subject line:

(1) a cover letter detailing your interest in the position or your relevant…

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