Research Assistant

Research Assistant (Tax Policy Center)

Who we are:

At the nonprofit Urban Institute, we believe in the power of evidence to improve lives and strengthen communities.  Our employees are empowered to open minds, shape decisions and offer solutions.  We encourage intellectual honesty, innovation, diversity, and mutual respect, and our analysis elevates the debate, wherever it takes place.

Urban’s greatest asset is our people. We strive to attract and cultivate a vibrant, creative, and diverse community.  Our employees drive Urban’s mission through entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, effective communication, results-orientation, and relationship cultivation.  Our success depends on engaging individuals who possess and value these attributes.

How you’ll contribute:

The Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center seeks Research Assistants (RAs) to help analyze federal, state, and local tax policies. RAs will work with prominent public finance economists on research concerning the revenue, distributional, and economic effects of the current tax system and proposed policy reforms. They will routinely see their work quoted by major media outlets such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and CNN.

Responsibilities:Work with the Center’s state-of-the-art microsimulation models

The Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
Job Location: 
Washington D. C.
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