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Economic Research Analyst

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Position Information

Position Title Economic Research Analyst
Campus Bloomington
Department Information
Job Summary

Applies statistical analysis, including analysis of variance, multiple and logistic regression, cluster analysis, stratified sampling, fixed effects regression, discontinuity design regression, principal component regression, and other statistical techniques to social economic data, implement data and other data domains. Conceptualizes and extracts complete yet parsimonious datasets from extremely large datasets in order to conduct statistical analysis on short timeframes. Collaborates with state agencies to produce county employment estimates and education and workforce analysis.

Forecasts economic growth, employment, job skills, occupations, incomes, tax revenues, and similar variables for the state, counties and sub-county areas as needed. Operates state-level economic growth forecasting software and makes adjustments to forecasts as needed. Analyzes national, state and regional trends in demographic and economic indicators. Adapts or develops analytical approaches as needed to provide insight into important trends for the state and sub-state regions. Conducts research on topics such as labor market profiles, economic benchmarking, demographic and labor force policy analysis, market and industry analysis, economic impact studies, economic modeling and other issues.

Collaborates with Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC) staff in the design and implementation of large projects involving economic, demographic, and social data and analysis, and in the configuration and effective use of internal databases of economic indicators.

Required Qualifications

REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in economics, geography, or related field and three years of relevant work experience.

Experience and/or interest in sophisticated analysis of education-to-workforce talent-pipeline data to understand linkages between education experiences and workforce outcomes. Deep experience with one or more of the following statistical software packages: SAS, SPSS, STATA or R. Advanced skills in Excel and other Microsoft Office software. Strong skills in statistics and analysis, coupled with the ability to extract useful insights from large and complex datasets. Proven ability to write clearly and convey technical research to a lay, non-technical audience. Ability to apply economic principles to solve complex problems.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree.

Working Conditions / Physical Demands
Salary Range
Salary Plan PAE
Salary Grade 3RS
FLSA Exempt
Work Location
Job Category Research/Clinical

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 06972P
Open Date 02/08/2018
Close Date 03/08/2018
Open Until Filled No
Posting Disclaimer This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but it will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days.
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