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Think Tank Researcher

A think tank researcher applies economic principles and data analysis to research economic problems and inform public and private decisions. Economic think tanks research economic issues, especially emphasizing economic policy. Think tanks publish research and policy papers.

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics (IIE)
Brookings Institution
American Enterprise Institute
RAND Corporation

Qualifications/Preferred Skills:
For an entry-level position, you may find a job in research with a bachelor's degree. However, advancement requires a PhD in economics. You must have statistical and analytical skills as well as advanced oral and written skills. Computer skills are also necessary.

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