We Are Hiring: Econometrician for Economic Analysis Project

Role Summary

Portulans Institute is seeking a skilled Econometrician for a project focused on identifying causal relationships in economic development. The ideal candidate should be proficient in the following methodologies:

  • Regression Analysis
  • Difference in Differences (DiD)
  • Instrumental Variables (IV)
  • Granger Causality Tests
  • Structural Vector Autoregressions (SVARs)
  • Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models (DSGE)
  • Propensity Score Matching (PSM)

Compensation: Based on experience
Location: Remote for the foreseeable future
Status: Position is Part-time
Project duration: 3-6 months

Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and interpret complex datasets
  • Identify causality and suggest actionable insights
  • Prepare comprehensive reports based on the analysis


  • Master’s degree in Economics, Statistics, or related field
  • Experience in applying econometric models and techniques
  • Proficient in statistical software (Stata, R, Python, etc.)
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English)
  • Eager to use data to tell compelling stories and drive decision-making

To Apply: 

Please email your CV and a short cover letter (300 words) to info@portulansinstitute.org with the subject line “Econometrician Application”. In your cover letter, please include information about your availability (hours/weekdays). We will be in touch if your skills and experience are a match for PI. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Portulans Institute is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan think tank based in Washington DC. Founded in 2019, PI aims to develop cross-community knowledge on how people, technology and innovation contribute to sustainable and innovative growth, and inform policy-makers by producing independent, rigorous metrics and data based research.

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