Senior Policy Analyst, Trade and Macroeconomics

  • Washington, DC
  • Full Time
  • Experienced

                Job Description


Title:                         Senior Policy Analyst, Trade and Macroeconomics

Reports to:               Director, Center for Data Analysis

Job Summary:       The Senior Policy Analyst produces empirical research, writes publications, and conducts related activities, such as public speaking and briefings. Relevant research areas primarily include modeling the impact of proposed trade policies on states, localities, the private sector, and other relevant groups. The Senior Analyst examines policies related to trade, labor, financial regulation, agriculture, and more. Additionally, the Senior Analyst is responsible for maintaining the Center’s international trade model and ensuring that other analysts are familiar with the model. The Senior Policy Analyst is an advanced research position requiring strong understanding of economics and public policy. Responsible for researching and writing on topics regarding trade policy and for representing Heritage in professional settings with only general supervision.


Job Duties:

  • Conduct policy analysis and scholarly research.
  • Produce original research and write high quality papers, reports, and books.
  • Speak at major public functions.
  • Testify before Congress.
  • Organize events and meetings.
  • Participate in media events.
  • Actively contribute to the public policy community.
  • Collaborate with others across Heritage and in other organizations, including Heritage Action for America, to achieve Heritage objectives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of the Center for Data Analysis.



Education:                   M.A. or acquisition of equivalent level of technical and research skills.

Experience:                 5 - 8 years of experience in public policy research; strong body of public policy publications.

Communication:         Good public speaker and thoroughly competent writer.

Achievement:              Significant contributions to the public policy debate.

Technology:                MS Office and Outlook, various statistical and programming



Other Requirements:  

  • Understand and support the Heritage mission and vision for America, True North conservative principles, and the department’s goals and objectives.
  • Knowledge level: well respected in his or her field.
  • Leadership skills: work well in a team and show potential to lead others.
  • High level of professionalism.
  • Take initiative while coordinating with others
  • Innovation: good entrepreneurial skills.
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