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Public Finance/Tax Policy Economist

The Independent Budget Office (IBO) is seeking an experienced economist with a keen interest in public policy to fill a new position conducting evaluations of economic development tax expenditures. Candidates with a background in public finance, urban economics, and/or tax policy analysis are strongly preferred. Ongoing responsibilities include collaborating with the City Council and executive agencies to identify the tax expenditure(s) IBO will evaluate each year, design and lead the analysis, and prepare the evaluation reports. Advanced degree in Economics, Public Policy, and related fields or equivalent work experience is preferred. Experience in an applied research organization and writing for a policy-oriented audience a plus.

Candidates should be detail-oriented and able to demonstrate skill in economic research and policy analysis. Candidates should also have experience presenting results of complex analysis clearly to a variety of audiences. Commitment to impartial and independent research is essential. Must be comfortable collaborating with other IBO staff, juggling multiple tasks, and interacting with a variety of stakeholders. Ability to take initiative and meet deadlines is critical.

Salary range: $85,000-$115,000, depending upon experience.

How to Apply

IBO is an equal opportunity employer. New York City residency is required for candidates with less than two years of city service; others may reside in New York City, Nassau, Orange, Rockland, Suffolk, Putnam, or Westchester counties. Foreign nationals must have a valid permanent resident card ("green card") or renewable work permit.

To apply, please forward a resume and cover letter to or fax to 212-442-0350 by March 17. No phone calls please