Tuesday, January 27, 2015

American Antitrust Institute (AAI) is seeking a senior Ph.D. economist

Title:Senior Economist
Location: United States (full time)
Salary Range: $100,000 - $135,000
Position Closing Date: March 6, 2015

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) is seeking a Ph.D. economist with exceptional skills and interests in applied microeconomics and industrial organization. Successful candidates will have a minimum of five (5) years non-academic work experience in state or federal antitrust enforcement, sector regulation, the legislative branch, consulting, the public interest community, or industry. We will consider candidates from academia if there is a substantial record of applied work and policy analysis.

AAI is the leading non-profit competition advocacy group in the U.S., with a growing influence in the international competition community. Based in Washington DC, but with Staff members in a number of locations, our work spans three major channels: legaleconomic advocacy, education and training, and research. We work with legal-economic practitioners, competition enforcement, industry, Congress, and the public interest community to develop positions based on objective, rigorous, high quality, and persuasive analysis, writing, and verbal communication that reflects progressive thinking about competition policy. We advocate through white papers and commentaries, regulatory interventions, testimony before legislators and regulators, and amicus briefs.

Through the advocacy program, AAI provides analysis of competition issues in specific, industries and on particular topics, evaluates the competitive implications of proposed mergers and alleged anticompetitive conduct, and comments on proposed regulations and legislation.

Through our education, training, and research programs, AAI provides valuable legal and economic information, analysis, and perspective on U.S. and international antitrust law, litigation, and legislation, with a particular focus on the effects of anticompetitive practices on consumers. AAI covers a wide range of industries and topics, including, but not limited to: transportation, energy, healthcare, agriculture and food, telecommunications, intellectual property, and innovation.

AAI offers an intellectually stimulating and rewarding work environment. We have a collegial culture and benefit from close collaboration with thought leaders and policy makers in law, economics, and business. The Senior Economist will work on challenging and high profile competition issues. Candidates will have strong data, analytical, and quantitative skills and the ability to tailor problem-solving approaches to specific issues.

They will stay up to date on the current theoretical and empirical literature and provide insight on its implications for policy analysis. Equally important are strong skills in writing clear, concise, and logical documents, and in oral communications -- particularly in explaining complex competition issues to a variety of audiences. Interest and expertise in specific industries are also highly valuable. A high level of proficiency in working both independently and in teams with other economists, attorneys, and institutional experts is highly valuable. Finally, the Senior Economist can expect to be involved in some AAI fundraising and development efforts; and to take advantage of opportunities to present AAI and independent research at conferences, and publish in law and economics journals.

AAI is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information about the AAI, please visit antitrustinstitute.org.

Application Requirements:

In order to determine minimal qualifications, candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, list of three (3) references, and a current research sample. Once minimal qualifications are determined, and if a candidate advances to the next stage of consideration, additional writing samples and interviews will be required.

Application Instructions:

Please submit application materials and inquiries to Sarah Frey, Communications Manager, at sfrey@antitrustinstitute.org.


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