Research Assistant, Macroeconomics

Macro · Washington, District of Columbia
Department Macro
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level


We are seeking a highly motivated individual with deep intellectual curiosity and a passion for macroeconomics and public policy to join our team. This role is either an entry-level Research Assistant or Senior Research Assistant, depending on qualifications and experience.

As a member of Keybridge’s Macroeconomics Practice, you will be responsible for collaborating with junior and senior staff members to process and analyze economic data, track domestic and global policy and macroeconomic developments, and conduct research into a wide range of topics. Current areas of interest to Keybridge clients include geopolitical developments, fiscal and monetary policy, credit market issues, energy/environmental economics, regional economics, regulatory issues, and international trade issues. Successful candidates in the past have demonstrated an ability to work simultaneously and independently across multiple subject-matter areas, quickly learning new topics and methods as needed.

You will work on a range of projects assisting the macro team, both with shorter-term client requests and longer-term research and analysis projects. This experience will give you a front row seat to understanding how Keybridge helps its clients anticipate, react, and take advantage of economic and policy trends that impact their business, industry, and operating environment.

It is currently expected that the Research Assistant / Senior Research Assistant will begin work remotely, though they will be expected to transition to on-site work in Washington, DC as conditions evolve.


Your responsibilities are likely to include the following tasks:

  • Assist the macro team with daily tasks, including staying up to date on the latest macroeconomic indicators and public policy developments.
  • Perform quantitative analysis to identify emerging economic and financial trends, estimate policy impact, and/or evaluate programmatic performance.
  • Draft analytical notes, memos, data products, economic outlooks, and other reports on current economic and public policy issues.
  • Conduct background research and draft literature reviews for analytical studies.
  • Collect and organize data for surveys and case studies.
  • Prepare client-ready charts, data tables, and presentations.


The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Undergraduate degree in economics, public policy, business, data analytics, or related field with 0-3 years of work experience in research, public policy analysis, or consulting
  • Passion for economics, public policy, and the application of analytical tools to policy challenges
  • Experience conducting both quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Naturally curious personality with a drive to understand complex issues
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to operate collaboratively within a team environment while also moving work forward independently as needed
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to changes in team and client needs
  • Collegial attitude, positive outlook, and a friendly disposition
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience with economic data sources (e.g., FRED, Haver Analytics, DBnomics, Macrobond), statistical software (e.g., R, Stata, SPSS), and Tableau are a plus


Keybridge is prepared to offer an attractive compensation package that includes a competitive base salary, employer-paid health and dental insurance, and employer-matched retirement savings accounts.


Please complete this application form. No phone calls, please.

If you have a passion for creative problem solving and are interested in working on economic and policy issues in a collaborative environment, we encourage you to apply. We welcome applications from individuals with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.

Keybridge is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified candidates will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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