Research Assistant (two positions)

Reports To: Senior Policy Advisor

Class: Exempt/full-time


The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is a non-profit research and grantmaking organization dedicated to advancing evidence-based ideas and policies that promote strong, stable, and broad-based economic growth. Important elements of Equitable Growth’s mission include in-house, academic-quality research as well as grantmaking to academic economists and other social scientists to support new research on inequality, mobility, growth, and related issues. Building a stronger bridge between academics and the policy community is key to our work, with the goal of making new research relevant, accessible, and informative to the policymaking process.

Equitable Growth has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant to conduct research on the various channels through which economic inequality may (or may not) impact economic growth and stability, specifically helping with and conducting data analysis on a range of economic issues, including but not limited to: labor market conditions, economic mobility, tax policy, and antitrust


  • Provide support for research projects in collaboration with internal and external economists on issues related to economic inequality, equitable growth, and public policy
  • Support efforts to translate academic research into issue briefs and other accessible content, and provide materials in support of policy outreach efforts
  • Draft articles, papers, blog posts, charts, tables, and graphs
  • Conduct literature reviews
  • Find, analyze, and synthesize relevant information and data
  • Proofread, fact-check, and edit documents to ensure accuracy and clarity
  • Prepare economic data sets for analysis
  • Maintain expertise in assigned areas of responsibility
  • Assist in the coordination and planning of meetings, events, and other outreach efforts
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, public policy, statistics, or related field required
  • Two years of research or analytical experience in economic policy or related fields preferred
  • Analytical and research skills essential. Experience with academic research assistance preferred
  • Proven ability to perform quantitative analysis required; familiarity with R, Stata, and/or other statistical and mathematical simulation programs is preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to understand economic issues and to communicate them effectively
  • Thorough knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Ability to work well within a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to multitask and work well under tight deadlines
  • Commitment to Equitable Growth’s mission and goals
  • Non-profit or research team experience a plus

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is actively committed to promoting and maintaining the importance of diversity to its work. We encourage everyone across the spectrums of race, ethnicity, nationality, ability, age, gender identity and expression, educational background, sexual orientation, and religion to apply.


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