- Organization: Resources for the Future (RFF)
- Location: Washington, D.C.
RFF is seeking a Research Analyst to start immediately. Research Analysts are essential members of the Resources for the Future (RFF) Research and Policy Engagement team. They are responsible for providing technical support that, under the direction of RFF Fellows, allows for the production of compelling and impactful research that aligns with RFF’s mission of improving environmental, energy and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement.
RFF’s research and engagement activities center on the economics of: (1) designing smart emissions reduction strategies; (2) Confronting risks and building resilience; and (3) cross-cutting issues and strategies. RFF seeks impact with decisionmakers in key venues, including at the federal, state, and international levels, and with the business community. Much of RFF’s current work is focused on strategies for addressing the climate challenge.
- Data collection, management, assembly, and analysis, potentially including use of spatial data
- Supporting discrete elements of research projects, including identifying, reviewing and synthesizing academic and policy literature, managing and analyzing datasets, or other tasks that are assigned by the project PI
- Supporting quantitative and conceptual modeling
- Other miscellaneous tasks as assigned by researchers
- While RAs will work on a wide range of projects at RFF, initial projects will involve high level analysis and extraction of information from academic and policy literatures, helping to develop ideas and recommendations for changing how federal agencies monetize morality reduction benefits of regulations. A second, concurrent project will focus on data management, helping to synthesize and apply ecosystem valuation literature in the context of Mangrove management in Brazil.
NOTE: All applications MUST include a cover letter.
- Education: Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field, including economics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, or natural sciences
- Experience: 0-1 years. Typical previous experience includes research assistantships while in college or internships with similar organizations or academic institutions
- Desirable Skills
- An undergraduate degree in economics. A graduate degree is desirable but not required
- Knowledge of economics, quantitative methods, and statistics
- Experience in assembling, managing, manipulating and analyzing datasets
- Ability to conduct literature searchers, draft literature reviews and reports
- Experience with computational, statistical and/or GIS software programming, including Stata, R, Matlab, ArcGIS, and Python desirable but not required
- Interest in policy assessments that relate to the environment and natural resources