Economist

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 16 January 2020
  • Falls Church, Virginia, United States
  • Closing on 15 February 2020
  • Current

Job Description

Assess the economic impacts of policy approaches, including, but not limited to, macro-financial management, trade, energy, and investment topical areas.

Facilitate cogent heuristic analysis of the prospective impact of alternative policy scenarios on key macro-financial performance indicators.

Specific Activities and Requirements
  • Undertake desk analysis of the economic structures and trade/investment flow relationships, including through detailed analysis of relevant international trade and investment data sets (e.g., World Bank, ITC, COMTRADE, EUROSTAT)
  • Perform related comprehensive data collation and analysis activities from relevant international data sources of trade and investment flows using Excel and other statistical analysis software (e.g., STATA)
  • Provide heuristic assessment of key potential trade and investment diversion and displacement impacts of economic and political events, detailed statistical/econometric analysis, and key informant interview research
  • Conduct dialogue with USAID counterparts, country counterparts, and project consultants
  • Manage projects, meet deadlines, design and execute on work plans, and present research cogently
  • Provide infographics analysis of economic/political relationships. Advanced ability in Word, Excel, and PPT is required. Capability in other statistical and design tools is helpful.
  • Provide high quality written analysis and strategic recommendations
  • Macroeconomic analysis: have familiarity with economic indicators, including weighted real effective exchange rate, the real interest rate, and the annual inflation rate
  • Masters degree or Ph.D. in economics

About the Organization

The Pragma Corporation is an international development firm headquartered in the Washington DC area. With more than a quarter century of development experience worldwide, involving more than 600 projects, we provide expert technical and management consulting services to such donor organizations as the United States Agency for International Development, the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank. Our areas of specialization include Small and Medium Enterprise Development; Accounting Reform, Training, and Examination; Regulatory Reform and Business Environment Improvement; Agribusiness Development; Capital and Financial Market Development; WTO Accession; Customs Reform and Cross-Border Trade; and Regional Trade Promotion.

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