IMPAQ International, LLC

  • Research Associate/Economist - 2019 ASSA/AEA Annual Meeting

    Job Location US-DC | US-MA-Boston | US-MD-Columbia | US-CA-Oakland | US-WA-Seattle
  • Overview

    Please only apply to this posting if you will be attending the 2019 ASSA/AEA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA, and would like to be considered for an interview.  For all other opportunities, please view our job openings on our career page and apply to the position of interest.


    IMPAQ International, a rapidly growing and dynamic social policy research firm will be interviewing candidates at the 2019 ASSA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA for the following positions:

    • Research Associate/Economist (recent and soon-to-be graduates); and
    • Senior Research Associate/Economist 10+ years of relevant work experience).

    IMPAQ’s mission is to create enduring solutions to global problems through rigorous approaches and innovative thinking. Our primary markets are health, workforce development, social programs, education, and international development. Services include research, evaluations, implementation support, advanced analytics, information technology, surveys and data collection, and communications solutions. Some examples of our work include:

    • Researching and supporting innovative delivery and financing approaches intended to improve quality of care, patient satisfaction, and health care efficiency.
    • Developing consumer transparency tools such as a cost calculator that enables people with chronic conditions to determine out-of-pocket expenses when purchasing insurance.
    • Researching the national landscape of apprenticeships and helping expand effective programs.
    • Monitoring and evaluating (M&E) international programs that combat child labor, improve children’s literacy, strengthen democracy, increase access to water and sanitation, and build M&E capacity.


    • Ph.D. (or other advanced degree) in economics, public policy, or a related social science field;
    • Strong quantitative and qualitative skills;
    • Experience conducting mixed-methods evaluation;
    • Experience and knowledge of experimental and quasi-experimental design;
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex technical material orally and in writing to non-academic audiences; and
    • Previous internship or work experience conducting applied policy related research for Federal or state agencies, although not required will be heavily weighted.

    With offices in Columbia, MD; Washington, DC; Boston, MA; Oakland, CA; and Seattle, WA, IMPAQ offers a diverse, team-oriented environment with opportunities for professional growth and development.  IMPAQ offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive fringe benefit package.

    We will interview candidates at the 2019 ASSA/AEA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA from January 4th - 6th, 2019.  To receive full consideration please click the apply for this job online link and submit the following items electronically:

    • Letter of application (cover letter)
    • Curriculum vitae (resume)
    • Sample of written work (job market paper)   

    To receive full consideration, you must also submit two letters of recommendation.  Reference letters must be emailed separately to, c/o Ms. Demet Cress.  You may also use this email address to submit any questions and/or concerns you might have in applying through our web-portal.  


    The deadline to submit all application materials (including reference letters) is November 30, 2018. 


    Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted beginning December 10th to schedule interviews in Atlanta.


    We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer (M/F/Disability/Veterans).




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