JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Frank H. Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Chief Economist

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111467062
Date Posted: 08/01/2021
Date Inactive: 01/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Chief Economist
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
H0 -- General
J0 -- General
M0 -- General
O0 -- General
Labor Economics
Economic Policy
Chief Economist
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Chief Economist Position
Frank H. Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

An exciting and challenging opportunity is currently available as Chief Economist at the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. Reporting to the Executive Director of the Kenan Institute, the Chief Economist will work closely with the Executive Director, the Director of Research Services, the Faculty Research Director, the Director of External Affairs, as well as faculty at the Kenan-Flagler Business School. In this capacity, they will help direct the Kenan Institute’s translational research activities and oversee efforts to translate economic and business data into actionable policy recommendations for broader societal impact. This includes producing economic and/or econometric analyses and related business research publications and products important to the Institute’s external reputation and that of its affiliated centers. Additional details are listed in the online posting.

The Chief Economist has the following core responsibilities and duties: 1) providing strategic vision, delivery, and leadership on translational economic research and policy initiatives at the Institute; 2) producing relevant and insightful thought-leadership in the area of translational economic and public policy research related to business; 3) ensuring ongoing programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of translational research communications; 4) presenting economic policy and business insights to distinguished external audiences, assisting in the translation and curation of academic research for various external stakeholders; and 5) facilitating relationships that provide support for the Institute, in order to achieve the strategic goals of the Institute.

The position requires a master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in Economics, Financial Economics, Public Policy, or a related field. The successful candidate will be an individual with at least 5 years of related experience that includes experience in private-sector business or business policy and familiarity with academic business research and its potential to impact practice and policy. Diversity, equity, and inclusion is core to the work of the Kenan Institute. We celebrate the multiple  dimensions that each individual shares and believe that diversity among our faculty and staff is paramount to ensuring the greatest possible impact of our work. We encourage all qualified individuals interested in this position to apply.

Qualified applicants should complete the application process online via


Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 01/31/2022