Economic Research Manager
Impact & Responsibilities: Conducts economic impact analyses, target industry and industry cluster
analyses, regional workforce assessments, and competitive market intelligence research; writes research
reports, other publications, and client proposals; presents findings to target audiences including
economic development professionals, business and community leaders, and state agencies; teaches two
courses per semester for the department of Economics; participates in state and national associations
and networks to represent Business & Community Services (BCS), Institute for Decision Making (IDM),
College of Business, and the University and remains up-to-date on current and developing research
techniques and tools, research trends, data sources, and software and databases; and directs and assists
in the development of client proposals related to potential research projects.
Requirements: Master’s degree in economics, economic geography, urban and regional analysis, public
policy or related field; at least three years of experience conducting regional economic research and
economic analysis; experience building and conducting economic impact assessments (via IMPLAN or
other input-output software) at local and regional levels as related to community and economic
development projects; experience performing text analysis using R or similar software; experience
developing data visualization using Tableau, Power BI or similar software; and experience effectively
communicating with a variety of audiences (economic development professionals, business and
community leaders, media, etc.) via written reports, articles and oral presentations.
Preferred: PhD in economics, economic geography, urban and regional analysis, public policy or related
field; experience meeting project deadlines and to work in teams on projects; experience using
government and proprietary data sources and databases, including Census, BLS, BEA, EMSI/Lightcast,
etc.; experience with SPSS or other statistical software; experience with GIS software (e.g., ESRI); standalone teaching experience; and Economic Research Professional (CERP) certification.