Career Listings

The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis welcomes career listings and funding opportunities relevant to the interests of our members. To suggest a listing, please click here to complete the online submission form.

The following information will be required:

  • Job title, employer name, and employer location or funding opportunity and name of funding organization
  • Application deadline
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Editor, Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis

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Applications will be accepted until July 1, 2024. An application should include the following items:

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Job Title: Applied Economist, Innovation Economics

Employer name or Funding Organization: RTI International

Application Deadline: May 17, 2024

Location (City, State): US-NC-Durham | US-DC-Washington | US-NC-Remote

Link to Opportunity Website or Contact for More Information: https://uscareers-rtiinc.icims.com/jobs/11914/applied-economist%2c-innovation-economics/job?mode=view

Job Description: RTI’s Center for Applied Economics & Strategy (CAES) has an immediate opening for an Applied Economist to support our work in the economic evaluation of existing and emerging innovations and research and innovation programs, and in advising public- and private-sector organizations managing investments to generate social and economic impact. This individual would take a lead role in the Center’s portfolio of work advising clients on funding strategies, program management, and impact analysis for efforts that support science, technology, and innovation in the United States and other countries. This position is open to candidates based near RTI’s headquarters location in Durham, North Carolina; in the Washington DC metropolitan area; or working as a full-time telecommuter. CAES has an immediate opening for an applied economist or quantitative policy analyst to support our work assessing the impact of innovation support programs, technology commercialization, and scientific research infrastructure and ecosystems. Our work articulates the social return on investments in improving the human condition across a wide range of applications, including advancements in materials, aerospace research and travel, health and nutrition, energy and environment, and cybersecurity.

Posted 5/1/2024


Job Title: Early Career Applied Economist, Innovation Economics

Employer name or Funding Organization: RTI International

Application Deadline: May 17, 2024

Location (City, State): US-NC-Durham | US-DC-Washington | US-NC-Remote

Link to Opportunity Website or Contact for More Information: https://uscareers-rtiinc.icims.com/jobs/11913/early-career-applied-economist%2c-innovation-economics/job?mode=view

Job Description: RTI’s Center for Applied Economics & Strategy (CAES) has an immediate opening for an Early Career Economist to support our work in the economic evaluation of existing and emerging innovations and research and innovation programs, and in advising public- and private-sector organizations managing investments to generate social and economic impact. This individual would take a lead role in the Center’s portfolio of work advising clients on funding strategies, program management, and impact analysis for efforts that support science, technology, and innovation in the United States and other countries. This position is open to candidates based near RTI’s headquarters location in Durham, North Carolina; in the Washington DC metropolitan area; or working as a full-time telecommuter. CAES has an immediate opening for an applied economist or quantitative policy analyst to support our work assessing the impact of innovation support programs, technology commercialization, and scientific research infrastructure and ecosystems. Our work articulates the social return on investments in improving the human condition across a wide range of applications, including advancements in materials, aerospace research and travel, health and nutrition, energy and environment, and cybersecurity.

Posted 5/1/2024


Job Title: Entry Level Applied Economist, Innovation Economics

Employer name or Funding Organization: RTI International

Application Deadline: May 17, 2024

Location (City, State): US-NC-Durham | US-DC-Washington | US-NC-Remote

Link to Opportunity Website or Contact for More Information: https://uscareers-rtiinc.icims.com/jobs/11912/entry-level-applied-economist%2c-innovation-economics/job?mode=view&mobile=false&width=741&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

Job Description: RTI’s Center for Applied Economics & Strategy (CAES) has an immediate opening for an Entry Level Economist to support our work in the economic evaluation of existing and emerging innovations and research and innovation programs, and in advising public- and private-sector organizations managing investments to generate social and economic impact. This individual would take a lead role in the Center’s portfolio of work advising clients on funding strategies, program management, and impact analysis for efforts that support science, technology, and innovation in the United States and other countries. This position is open to candidates based near RTI’s headquarters location in Durham, North Carolina; in the Washington DC metropolitan area; or working as a full-time telecommuter. CAES has an immediate opening for an applied economist or quantitative policy analyst to support our work assessing the impact of innovation support programs, technology commercialization, and scientific research infrastructure and ecosystems. Our work articulates the social return on investments in improving the human condition across a wide range of applications, including advancements in materials, aerospace research and travel, health and nutrition, energy and environment, and cybersecurity.

Posted 5/1/2024


Job title: Research Economist

Employer Name or Funding Organization: JBJ Foundation

Application deadline: Rolling

Location (City, State): Remote

Link to opportunity website or contact for more information: https://jbjfoundation.freshteam.com/jobs/fuOeSlJov3p2/research-economist-remote

Job description: The Research Economist will be responsible for supporting JBJ Foundation’s decision-making process from a development economics perspective. Successful candidates will ideally have a combination of experience in or familiarity with international development (especially health, education, and/or nutrition in low resource settings), economic analysis, and excitement for helping to shape the direction of an emerging foundation. The Research Economist will work closely with and according to the guidance of JBJF Strategy Managers.

Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to):•Apply economic analysis to support JBJF decision-making by conducting cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analyses of potential interventions, as well as interpreting and assessing the quality and relevance of existing economic analyses •Conduct literature reviews and assess relevance/quality of findings to inform investment decisions and/or program design (e.g., monitoring framework) •Serve as in-house expert on topics including economic analysis, systematic evidence review, impact evaluation, valuation of benefits, and development economics evidence base •Lead collaborations with external firms who may provide expert advice, conduct economic analyses, and/or conduct monitoring or research activities (e.g., scoping and quality assurance)•Serve as active thought partner to JBJF team and partners, bringing development economist perspective to work across sectors

Posted: 05/05/23