Policy Analyst for Trade Policy Studies
The Cato Institute is seeking to hire a full-time trade Policy Analyst in Washington DC to join and complement an effective team of researchers. The Policy Analyst will be responsible for analyzing the economic impact of trade policy in the United States with occasional analyses of trade policy in other countries. Their analyses will be published in multiple formats including policy analyses to working papers, op-eds, blog posts, white papers, and others. The trade policy analyst will report directly to the Director of the Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies. The successful candidate will be entrepreneurial, creative, hard-working, and able to work well in a team that specializes in a range U.S. trade policy and international law topics. Compensation is competitive and will be based on the experience and skills of the successful candidate.
The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization—a think tank—dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of policy issues.
Founded in 1977, Cato owes its name to Cato’s Letters, a series of essays published in 18th- century England that presented a vision of society free from excessive government power. Those essays inspired the architects of the American Revolution. And the simple, timeless principles of that revolution — individual liberty, limited government, and free markets – turn out to be even more powerful in today’s world of global markets and unprecedented access to information than Jefferson or Madison could have imagined. Social and economic freedom is not just the best policy for free people, it is the indispensable framework for the future.
Cato Institute is an EOE.
- Produce studies, original empirical research, op-eds, blog posts, and social media content that address relevant trade policy issues from an economic perspective. This will be done individually as well as in collaboration with other Cato scholars.
- Make presentations to audiences, participate in panel discussions, and make media appearances related to trade policy.
- Organize policy forums, other events, and educate policy makers on the economics of trade.
- Commission and edit studies from outside experts on the economics of trade.
- Must have an understanding of trade policy.
- Must have a strong grasp of economics, particularly the economics of trade.
- Must have strong quantitative skills, including experience with the latest econometric methods and familiarity with software packages or programming languages used for data analysis (such as Stata, R, Python, MATLAB, etc.).
- Must have the ability to work on multiple tasks independently and as part of a highly collaborative team on a time-sensitive basis, a commitment to accuracy, and creativity in making innovative arguments for trade liberalization.
- Must be able to participate in events, including conferences and webinars.
- Must have strong writing and communication skills.
- Must have a strong commitment to Cato’s values.
- Advanced degree in economics or other social sciences is preferred.
- Fluency and literacy in Mandarin is positive.
To Apply, Please Submit the Following
- CV/Resume. Cover letter optional.
- A code sample or code project in Stata or R.
- Two representative research products or writing samples that must show your statistical skills (research reports, working papers, peer-reviewed articles, dissertations, data memos, blog posts, etc.).