Research Analyst for State and Local Governance Initiative

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Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree in economics, finance, statistics, public policy, engineering, or a related field, or a combination of education and relevant experience in a quantitative discipline.


Relevant experience may include: Research assistance for a professor of economics, finance, or statistics; analyst position or substantive internship in economic or financial consulting; analyst position or substantive internship in a government agency such as a central bank, tax authority or treasury / finance department


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Substantial experience with MS Office and analytical programs such as Stata and R.
  • Strong writing and analytical skills.
  • Ability to prioritize workload.


Desired/Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Effective communication skills, and comfort working with prominent individuals.
  • An understanding of domestic and international economic policy - including but not limited to taxation, government budgeting - and the effects of these on economic activity, is strongly desired.
  • Experience analyzing datasets about taxation or government budgeting.
  • Coursework or experience in financial economics or portfolio analysis.
  • Programming proficiency and experience in other programming languages such as Matlab, Python, SAS, or C.
  • Experience with data visualization tools, such as Tableau, to present large volumes of data in a user-friendly and visually pleasing format.


Certifications and Licenses:

  • None



  • Sitting in place at computer for long periods of time with extensive keyboarding/dexterity.
  • Occasionally use a telephone.
  • Rarely writing by hand.


* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.



  • May be required to work non-standard, extended or weekend hours in support of research work.



  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,


The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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