JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017

American Enterprise Institute

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Economic Policy Studies
Research Fellow, Economic Policy Studies

JOE ID Number: 2016-02_111456620
Date Posted: 10/07/2016
Date Inactive: 01/31/2017
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Fellow, Economic Policy Studies
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Washington, DC, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
H -- Public Economics
G2 -- Financial Institutions and Services
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
L -- Industrial Organization
Q4 -- Energy
Q5 -- Environmental Economics
F -- International Economics
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The American Enterprise Institute seeks several candidates to join its team of economists as research fellows. Candidates must have completed or expect to soon complete a Ph.D. in economics or finance. The position is intended for candidates with less than five years of post-Ph.D. job experience. This is a full-time appointment with competitive compensation. We are particularly interested in candidates in the fields of energy and environmental economics, international economics, the economics of post-secondary education, and the economics of the family.

The fellowship is a three-year position with the potential for promotion to resident scholar. During the first year, research fellows are free to work exclusively on academic research intended for publication in peer-reviewed journals. During the second and third years, fellows are expected to continue their academic research, but also to begin producing policy analysis, participating in the public debate, and communicating their research and its policy implications, in writing and in speech, to journalists, policymakers, and the general public.

Applicants should submit a cover letter in which they describe why they are interested in working at a Washington think tank, a CV, and an original research paper with their online application, and have three letters of reference sent to

Founded in 1938, AEI is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) educational organization committed to free enterprise, public engagement, and academic freedom. AEI does not take institutional positions on any issues. AEI scholars are entirely self-directed, and often take differing positions on policy issues, making AEI a place of vibrant and informed debate.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Reference Instructions:
Please email three letters of reference to