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
  • Brief description (500 characters or less, including spaces)
  • Link to website or contact for more information

The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis provides these listings as a service; they do not indicate endorsement by the SBCA.  

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Editor, Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis

SBCA is seeking an editor who will continue to raise the profile of the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, broaden the submissions from academics and practitioners, and maintain the highest standards for rigor and relevance. More information about the journal can be found on the SBCA website.

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

  1. Curriculum vita for the proposed editor and any proposed co-editor or associate editors.
  2. A short statement (1 – 2 pages) reviewing the qualifications of the proposed editor(s) and indicating their motivation for becoming JBCA editor. 
  3. A short statement (1 – 2 pages) of editorial goals and philosophy, as well as plans for serving journal audiences.
  4. Description of the financial support requested to support the editorship.

Request additional information about the search or submit application materials to the Journal Search Committee at [email protected].

Social Media Manager

SBCA is seeking an active member of SBCA (or someone with experience in benefit-cost analysis and proven interest in becoming more engaged with SBCA) to serve as its Social Media Manager on a contract basis (one-year term, renewed annually upon mutual agreement). Learn more>>

Job Title: Fellow

Employer name or Funding Organization: American University School of Public Affairs Summer Diversity Academy

Application Deadline: April 1, 2024

Location (City, State): Washington, DC

Link to Opportunity Website or Contact for More Information: Click Here

Job Description: The American University School of Public Affairs Summer Diversity Academy is seeking applications for their 2024 class of fellows. The goal of the Summer Diversity Academy is to provide an opportunity for scholars under represented among public affairs faculty to receive quality feedback on research projects and mentoring advice on strategic planning of an academic career. The program will provide a one week in residence experience at the American University School of Public Affairs in the Department of Public Administration and Policy. The program is open to advanced PhD students and junior faculty. The program will provide constructive criticism for the participants from American University faculty and fellow attendees on the participants’ research projects. Additional sessions will focus on the publication process, peer reviewing of manuscripts, creating professional networks, and the job market in public affairs. The Academy will be held June 17-21, 2024. Transportation, lodging and meals will be provided by American University. To apply, candidates should address a letter of application to [email protected] by April 1, 2024. Please include the following materials in your application:

  1. A complete draft of a research paper that you would like to workshop at the Academy
  2. A cover letter that includes your career goals, how you contribute to increasing diversity in the field of public affairs, and how your research interests fit with the expertise of the faculty in the School of Public Affairs. Feel free to suggest members of the faculty who you think would make a good mentor.
  3. The names of two references.

Posted 2/10/2024

Job Title: Director of Labor Market Policy

Employer Name or Funding Organization: American Action Forum

Application Deadline: March 1, 2024

Location (City, State): Washington, DC

Link to opportunity website or contact for more information: Click Here

Job description: AAF Director of Labor Market Policy. AAF seeks a motivated policy expert to lead the organization's labor market policy research and activities. This position requires an interest in labor market policy details and the ability to research and communicate effectively about a wide swath of policy priorities including workforce development, paid family leave, minimum wage, and the economic impact of regulatory activity at the Department of Labor. Familiarity with issues like workforce skills gaps, overtime pay thresholds, joint-employer distinctions, labor impact of the opioid crisis, policies that enhance attachment to the workforce, and labor market implications of immigration are especially welcome. Strong data analysis skills, ability to write succinctly on short deadlines, and a background in economics are preferred. Must be able to quickly locate details, analyze data, produce concise written research on deadline, and work collaboratively with communications staff. Good candidates will demonstrate a proactive ability to assess legislative and regulatory priorities as well as a commitment to free market-oriented policy solutions. Developing and maintaining relationships in the larger labor market policy field will be helpful for this role. This position will report to the Chief Operating Officer, and is located in Washington, D.C.

Posted: 02/09/24

Job title: Regulatory Impact Analysis Fellow

Employer Name or Funding Organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Application Deadline: April 30, 2024

Location (City, State): Washington, DC

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Job description: The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) is accepting applications for Science and Data Policy Fellows focused on regulatory impact analysis. ASPE is the principal advisor to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on policy development, and is responsible for major activities in policy coordination, legislation development, strategic planning, policy research, evaluation, and economic analysis. The fellow will conduct policy research and analysis related to the methods of regulatory impact analysis, benefit-cost analysis, and distributional analysis. The objectives of this work are to advance methods and promote best practices for regulatory analysis, to assist in the development and review of draft proposed and final regulations, and to retrospectively assess the impacts of existing regulations. The fellow will work closely with subject matter experts within the Division of Science and Public Health Policy focused on the HHS science and public health agencies: CDC, FDA, NIH, and ASPR. This fellowship is open to students pursuing master’s or doctoral degrees, or recent graduates, in relevant fields such as economics, public policy, or public health, with quantitative skills and experience. Please refer to the posting for more details. If interested, please reach out to [email protected].

Posted: 11/07/23

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:

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