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Economist. The Independent Budget Office (IBO) is seeking an experienced economist with a keen interest in public policy to join our tax and economics team. Candidates with a background in public finance, tax policy analysis, a thorough understanding of the New York City economy and/or detailed knowledge of one or more of the leading sectors in the city’s tax base are strongly preferred. Ongoing responsibilities include quantitative research on economics and taxes, forecasting one or more of the city’s major tax revenue sources, and tracking New York City’s economy. A Ph.D. in Economics or related field is preferred; equivalent work experience may substitute. Experience in an applied research organization and writing for a policy-oriented audience a plus.

Candidates should be detail-oriented and able to demonstrate skills in quantitative research and policy analysis. Commitment to impartial and independent research is essential. Must be comfortable working in a collaborative environment, juggling multiple tasks, and interacting with a variety of stakeholders on relevant city issues. Ability to take initiative and meet deadlines is critical.

Salary range: $70,000-$95,000 depending upon experience.


How to apply

IBO is an equal opportunity employer. New York City residency is required for candidates with less than two years of city service; others may reside in New York City, Nassau, Orange, Rockland, Suffolk, Putnam, or Westchester counties. Foreign nationals must have a valid permanent resident card ("green card") or renewable work permit.

To apply, please forward a resume and cover letter to econ@ibo.nyc.ny.us or fax to 212-442-0350 by June 26.

No phone calls, please

Qualified applicants will be contacted. All resumes will be kept on file for one year.

IBO is an independent New York City agency, providing non-partisan budgetary, economic, policy analysis for city residents and their elected officials. IBO seeks to increase New Yorkers' understanding of and participation in the budget process. The agency does this by publishing reports and analyses, and by responding to requests from elected officials and their staffs, community boards, civic groups, the press, and the public. IBO's staff of about 30 professionals has diverse experience and training in public policy, public administration, economics, finance, business, and law.