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Associate - Economics

Industrial Economics, Inc
North Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
Jun 29, 2022

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Academic / Research, Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Employment Type
Full time
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Position: Resource economist to support natural resource damage assessment, policy analysis, applied economics practice areas.

Responsibilities: IEc Associates design project methodologies, gather and analyze data, develop and apply economic models, write reports, present findings, and generally assist clients in refining solutions to public policy problems. Natural resource economists at IEc often work on site-specific cases, valuing impacts on environmental services (e.g., recreation, commercial fishing, drinking water) in the wake of oil spills, chemical releases, forest fires, and other degradation to land, water, and air resources. These projects may involve design and implementation of original research efforts such as surveys of resource users. Our Associates also analyze broader policy initiatives, helping regulators understand the economic implications of prominent issues such as climate change, clean energy development, and endangered species protection. Consulting work at IEc requires attention to detail, strong communication skills, and organization skills, including ability to work independently, plan project schedules, and meet deadlines. Associates typically work in project teams, managing the efforts of research analysts and other support staff while coordinating with experts in other disciplines such as biology, hydrology, and environmental chemistry.

Required Qualifications: A Master's degree or PhD (or international equivalent) in economics, public policy, or related fields such as statistics or data science is required.

Compensation and Advancement:

Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes health insurance, employer-contributed retirement savings based on tenure, eligibility for annual performance bonus, paid time off (vacation/holiday) and sick time, new parent leave, and short- and long-term disability.
IEc is committed to growth from within and supports the professional development of our staff. We frequently promote Associates to senior positions at the firm.

Position Location: Cambridge, MA

Position Start Date: Immediate

For more detailed information and to apply, please visit our website at

EOE AA/M/F/Veterans/Disability
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