Wednesday, June 8, 2016

JOB | Chief Economist, NYC


Title: Chief Economist

$130,000 - $160,000

Bureau/ Division: Budget / Economics and Revenue

Period: June 6, 2016 Until Filled

The New York City Comptroller, an independently elected official, is the Chief Financial Officer of the City of New York. The mission of the office is to ensure the financial health of New York City by advising the Mayor, the City Council, and the public of the City’s financial condition. The Comptroller also makes recommendations on City programs and operations, fiscal policies, and financial transactions.
Under the leadership of the Deputy Comptroller for Budget, the Chief Economist’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • - Managing and providing leadership to staff of about six professional analysts/economists within in the Economics and Revenue Unit engaged in analysis of local economic trends, including developments in labor, real estate and financial markets;
  • -  Leading the development of local economic indicators, such as Gross City Product, other economic projections; and periodic reports to the public on the local economy;
  • -  Managing and leading in-depth research on a range of economic issues; analysis and projection of trends in NYC tax revenue; evaluation of impacts of tax policy changes on local economy and tax revenues;
  • -  Working in collaboration with the Budget staff in the analysis of NYC budget proposals and preparation of budget reports; and other divisions within the Comptroller’s office on various projects and policy analysis as necessary;
  • -  Responding to press inquiries; providing timely briefings to the Deputy Comptroller on economic and fiscal developments;
  • -  Developing policy-relevant research topics; and overseeing production of reports, policy briefs, white papers written by the unit;
  • -  Recommending positions on legislative, regulatory and other initiatives; and acting as a liaison to internal and external stakeholders on policy issues; and
  • -  Performing related assignments and special projects as required. 

  • -  A Ph.D. in Economics from an accredited university and seven (7) or more years of progressively responsible full-time experience in applied economic analysis. 

  • -  Concentration in relevant areas (e.g. public economics, regional economics, labor markets), but interest in a wide-range of micro and macroeconomic policy issues is a must.
  • -  Successful candidate will be able to exploit variety of data sources to generate policy- relevant research; and possess excellent quantitative and analytical skills, including experience working with SAS or Stata;
  • -  Familiarity with New York City government; and knowledge of New York City economy preferred.
  • -  Excellent communication and research report writing skills which display a sophisticated understanding of public policy issues expected.

    TO APPLY, GO TO: Employment Opportunities at
    Certain residency requirements may apply. We appreciate every applicant’s interest;
    however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
    : Vacancy notices listed as “Until Filled” will be posted for at least five work days.
    The NYC Comptroller’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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