Title: Jay Van Andel Senior Trade Economist
Reports to: Director, Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies
Job Summary: The Senior Trade Economist is responsible for examining the impact of trade liberalization and free trade on the domestic economy through research, publications, conferences, media appearances, and other public functions. An ability to communicate effectively and respectfully to all audiences, including those skeptical of trade, is critical. This person must remain current on the status and details of all pending trade legislation from the time it is proposed until its possible enactment. An ability to critically analyze proposed legislation and devise viable free trade alternatives is essential. A proficient understanding of the economics of international trade theory and policy is needed to develop analysis and policies. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to the principles of free enterprise.
Education: Advanced degree in Economics or related discipline.
Experience: 5-8 years’ experience in public policy, research, or advocacy.
Communication: Clear, cogent writer and effective public speaker.
Computer Skills: MS Office (Outlook and Excel, including data analysis functions).