October 1, 2013

Job Announcement: Economist

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Tax Foundation Job Announcement


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Job Description

The Tax Foundation seeks a highly motivated individual for the position of Economist as part of our dynamic modeling team. The successful candidate will be responsible for working with and expanding the Tax Foundation’s Taxes and Growth Model.

Ideal Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in economics

  • Experience with Excel Visual Basic and other programming languages

  • Experience with econometric modeling and statistical packages (STATA)

  • Sufficient understanding of public finance in general and the federal tax system in particular

  • Experience accessing and working with federal data sources such as IRS, BEA, Census, BLS

  • Ability to organize massive amounts of data inputs and outputs

  • Ability to manage projects, both autonomously and as part of team efforts

  • Entrepreneurial, analytical, and strategic mindset

  • Interest in learning about tax policy, capital structure and economic growth from some of the world’s experts

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Program, update, revise and document the Taxes and Growth Model

  • Model individual and corporate tax policy proposals and reform plans

  • Organize massive amounts of data inputs and outputs for the model

  • Maintain knowledge of current federal tax policy and economic issues, and identify new research and modeling opportunities

  • Write studies, reports, op-eds and blog posts on modeling results


Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Tax Foundation staff are rewarded with a dynamic, challenging, and creative work environment with substantial opportunity for personal and professional growth. Benefits include HSA-based health coverage, dental and vision coverage, life/AD&D/LTD insurance, and a generous 401(k) retirement plan.


Submit cover letter and resume or CV to Mr. Joseph Henchman, Tax Foundation, at henchman@taxfoundation.org. No phone calls. Position will be open until filled. EOE/M/F/D/V

About the Tax Foundation

One of the nation’s most trusted think tanks, the Tax Foundation has since 1937 provided Americans with basic information and policy analysis to promote simple, sensible tax policy at the federal and state levels. Best known for our annual calculation of “Tax Freedom Day,” we work to raise economic awareness among taxpayers, lawmakers, and media. The Tax Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization. Our offices are located in the National Press Building in downtown Washington, D.C., two blocks from the Metro Center station stop. Visit us online at