Policy Analyst, Regulatory Economics

Washington, DC
Full Time
Center for Data Analysis
Mid Level

Title:                        Policy Analyst, Regulatory Economics

Reports to:             Director, Center for Data Analysis

Job Summary:          The Policy Analyst, Regulatory Economics conducts analysis on the economic costs of regulatory proposals in both the federal regulatory agenda and Federal Register for the Center for Data Analysis (CDA).  The Policy Analyst will examine general studies of regulatory costs, file public comments on proposed regulation, and produce quantitative estimates of effects on consumer welfare, market competition, and cost-benefit analysis. The Policy Analyst works with other staff to synthesize research and refine proposals into affirmative public policy positions.

Job Duties:

  • Produce quantitative estimates related to proposed policies and regulations, particularly cost-benefit analyses.
  • Review and respond to proposed regulations in a timely manner; perform analysis that questions assumptions and produces innovative solutions.  
  • File comments with regulatory agencies.
  • Work with CDA staff to create and maintain adequate documentation for department research projects.
  • Use results of research to formulate recommendations for public policy consistent with Heritage’s policy and strategic priorities.
  • Collaborate with Heritage staff to analyze various regulatory issues.  
  • Communicate policy analysis at public functions, conferences, and to the national media when necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned


Education:                        Master’s Degree in economics, public policy, or related field; or combination of Bachelor’s Degree and relevant experience. Demonstrated understanding of quantitative analysis and regulatory policy.

Experience:                      3-5 years’ experience in public policy or a related field. Experience with regulatory analysis preferred.

Communication:              Able to communicate policy positions in multiple media

Technology:                     Proficiency with analytical and statistical software, such as R, Python, Stata, or Excel. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.

Other Requirements:        

  • Understand and support the Heritage mission and vision for America, conservative principles, and the Center for Data Analysis’ goals and objectives
  • Promote policies consistent with Heritage's priorities; speak with one voice.
  • Professionalism: highest possible degree (adaptability, maturity, integrity and accountability).
  • Initiative: highest possible, requiring only general guidance with high degree of independent action.
  • Innovation: good entrepreneurial skills and willingness to take initiative.

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