Economist RESEARCH DATA ANALYST
Under the direct supervision of the Chief Economist and the Research Data Supervisor, the Research Data Analyst will assist the Economic Research Unit with producing the official economic forecasts for California, analyzing the economic impact of various enacted and proposed policies, producing memos for the Director of Finance and the Governor’s Office on current economic issues, organizing and participating in Finance’s biannual economic forecast conference attended by top forecasters across the state, staffing the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors and assisting Research Data Specialists with reviewing regulatory impacts from California agencies as needed. The topics span all areas of state policy and regulations, such as insurance, environmental policies, health care, and worker safety, among others. The economic forecast and the policy analysis provided by the unit inform the state budget and other decisions made by the Governor. The Research Data Analyst will also be responsible for maintaining the Economic Research Unit’s database and charts used for publication on various macroeconomic indicators monitored by the unit, including labor market, personal income, housing, and inflation data.
Finance is the Governor’s chief fiscal policy adviser, and seeks to promote long-term economic sustainability and responsible resource allocation. The Economic Research Unit is responsible for California’s official economic forecast, which is used for the administration’s official revenue forecast and budget development process.
The Research Data Analyst will receive training and exposure to many different aspects of being an economist in state service, preparing them to participate in the policymaking process. This training will also help prepare those interested in future graduate work.
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