Regional and Sub-Regional Economic Analysis, Research Associate
Company: Beacon Economics LLC
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: November 15, 2019
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.
--- 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
Position LocationLos Angeles, California (near LAX).
Beacon Economics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage and
welcome all qualified candidates to apply.
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