Reports To: Research Director

Class: Exempt/full-time


We have an immediate opening for an economist with expertise in public finance, taxation, industrial organization, macroeconomics, or racial and gender inequality. The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is a non-profit, non-partisan grant-making and research center dedicated to exploring the relationship between economic inequality and economic growth in the United States.


  • Soliciting and reviewing proposals for Equitable Growth’s annual competitive grant program and commissioned research series.
  • Attending academic conferences and maintaining relationships with the academic community and other professional economists and policymakers.
  • Selecting topics and providing intellectual leadership for one to two major academic and policy conferences, workshops, or similar events per year.
  • Coordinating Equitable Growth’s academic seminar or working paper series.
  • Representing Equitable Growth to the media, policymakers, and other outside stakeholders.
  • Contributing to Equitable Growth’s long-term strategic planning and helping determine internal research priorities.
  • Undertaking independent projects and partnering with other scholars to research issues related to economic inequality, economic growth, and public policy.


  • Ph.D. in economics or related field.
  • Strong understanding of the academic community.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

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