Economist

REMI (Regional Economic Models, Inc.) is seeking a talented economic Ph.D. to join its consulting and business development teams. The successful candidate will work with our team to extend client network and attract additional REMI model use. REMI provides the nation’s leading regional economic forecasting and policy analysis models (PI+, TranSight, Tax-PI, E3+). In this position, you will work side-by-side with REMI’s Chief Economist and CEO, Senior Vice President, and other senior staff members, learning both consultation and business development.

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate intellectually rigorous economic research, strong communications skills, and a passion for informing public policy decisions through research-based analysis. At a time of political uncertainty and discord, policy makers stand to benefit from sound, nonpartisan economic analysis. We are working on state and national analysis of issues such as: economic development, tax reform, trade policy, energy efficiency tax credits, transportation investments, and health care policy. Our clients include consulting firms such as NERA Economic Consulting and FTI Consulting; universities such as the University of Utah and the University of Michigan; government agencies such as the Oklahoma Department of Commerce and the Georgia Department of Transportation; national associations such as the National Federation of Independent Business and the National Education Association; and think tanks such as the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and the Common Sense Institute.

We are driven to inform policy debates through rigorous analysis using our proprietary modeling software. Our clients and our staff are often cited in legislative debates and media coverage on critical topics. We have also conducted or consulted on numerous footprint studies, economic impact analyses, immigration reports, annual tax reviews, public policy proposals, and much more as we aim to identify the most important factors within the nation’s economy.

Responsibilities include:
• Collaborating with senior staff and clients in analyzing policy proposals through the use of REMI’s state-of-the-art econometric models
• Set and lead meetings with decision makers
• Developing reports that drive the conversation about policy questions and alternative proposals
• Answering clients’ questions about modeling approaches and the structure of their research
• Developing expert knowledge in complex economic modeling
• Research academic debate and literature on economic policy issues

Candidate requirements:
• A commitment to providing objective and comprehensive analysis that improves the quality of public policy
• A passion for economics and public policy
• An appreciation for the value of data and nonpartisan analysis
• Demonstrated ability to perform independent, publication-quality research
• High academic achievement, excellent communications skills, and a Ph.D. degree in Economics

The successful candidate will be expected to master our proprietary economic modeling software while building strong communication and business development skills.

About REMI
Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI) was founded on a transformative idea: government decision-makers should test the economic effects of their policies before they’re implemented. We are the nation’s leader in dynamic local, state, and national policy modeling.

REMI’s suite of models are utilized by universities, consulting firms, associations, and governments at all levels to answer “what if?” policy questions about the effects of legislative changes on the economy. We actively engage in the analysis of major policy areas, including transportation, economic development, taxation, and more. Our team of research economists and software developers are dedicated to continued model innovation.

We evaluate specific issues associated with trade and tariffs, immigration, carbon tax, the Affordable Care Act, and transportation investments. REMI’s clients include: associations such as the Business Roundtable and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB); consulting firms such as National Economic Research Associates, Inc. (NERA), KPMG International, AECOM, and Booz Allen Hamilton; and think tanks and universities like the University of Michigan Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics (RSQE). We also collaborate with a variety of government agencies, including the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Georgia Department of Transportation, the Council of the District of Columbia, Massachusetts Department of Revenue, and others.

Working for REMI
Employees of REMI receive a competitive salary, in addition to the following benefits: paid time off, medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, and a 401K retirement plan.

Please Note: When applying for this job, you must attach your resume, cover letter, and transcripts to be considered, or email all three documents directly to: mitcheline.mekal@remi.com. Thank you.