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Regional and Sub-Regional Economic Analysis, Research Associate

Company: Beacon Economics LLC
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Job Description:

Beacon Economics, LLC is one of California's leading economic research and consulting firms dedicated to delivering accurate, insightful, and objectively-based analysis that enables its clients to make informed decisions about policy, investment, growth, and strategy. Leveraging unique proprietary models, robust databases, proven methodologies, and sophisticated policy analysis, Beacon Economics' work has been used by a diverse array of private and public sector clients including the City of Los Angeles (2024 Olympic Bid for the Olympic and Paralympic Games), the County of Los Angeles (Film & Digital Media Industry Analysis) Insomniac and Live Nation (Electric Daisy Carnival Economic Impact Analysis), Next 10 (Green Innovation Index), Otis College of Art and Design (The Creative Economy), Downtown Long Beach Alliance (Future Housing and Workforce Needs Report), the Sacramento Kings and many major cities and counties across the western United States.
Beacon seeks a Research Associate for Regional and Sub-Regional Economic Analysis to join its growing practice area, research team. The ideal candidate will bring a background in evaluating regional economic trends and communicating economic concepts using quantitative data both orally and in written form. S/he will have a passion for visualizing data in new and exciting ways. This position actively offers the opportunity for professional development and growth and is ideal for candidates seeking to develop their own knowledge of the consulting space, with a focus on regional economic development. As a growing firm, Beacon welcomes creative problem-solvers and unconventional thinkers with an entrepreneurial spirit.
RESPONSIBILITIES
--- Serve on project teams to conduct policy analyses, evaluate economic development strategy, and provide in-depth industry sector and sub-sector analysis including workforce and occupational data analysis. --- Collect, clean and manipulate specific economic, financial and demographic data, as instructed by supervisors.--- Work with the practice area team and senior staff to ensure methodology, software, and analytical workflow are reliable and effective for supporting various project needs.--- Conduct literature reviews related to specific research topics. --- Participate in the development and maintenance of technical documentation for internal economic, demographic, and practice area programs and procedures--- Communicate research findings to clients clearly and concisely, via written reports, summary tables, dashboards, and slideshows.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
--- Bachelor's degree in economics, statistics, data science, or other quantitative field with coursework in demography, geographic information systems (GIS), mathematics, urban planning and/or related discipline(s).--- Extensive experience with statistical software (Stata preferred) and Excel (advanced skills critical). Fluency with Python strongly desired.--- Ability to perform GIS analysis using ArcGIS or QGIS. --- Experience with regional economic model development, estimation, programming, calibration, validation, and documentation of such models.--- Strong written and verbal communication skills.--- Experience managing deliverables on rigorous deadlines and ability to prioritize workload to respond to shifting demands and new business opportunities.--- Demonstrated interest in public policy, data analysis, economic policy research and/or economic development
** Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample.
CompensationSalary commensurate with experience; competitive benefits including but not limited to health and dental/vision coverage.
Position LocationLos Angeles, California (near LAX).
Beacon Economics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage and welcome all qualified candidates to apply.

Keywords: Beacon Economics LLC, Whittier , Regional and Sub-Regional Economic Analysis, Research Associate, Other , Los Angeles, California

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