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The Independent Budget Office (IBO) is seeking an economist with a keen interest in public policy to join our tax and economics team. IBO is a NYC government agency providing impartial, nonpartisan information on the city budget, tax revenues, and the local economy to elected officials and the public. The tax and economics team conducts fiscal policy research focused on NYC and its tax base, generates economic and revenue forecasts, and responds to requests for information and analysis from IBO’s constituents.

Candidates with a comprehensive understanding of the New York City economy and experience in tax policy analysis are strongly preferred. A Ph.D. in Economics or a related field is preferred; equivalent work experience may substitute. Experience in an applied research organization and writing for a policy-oriented audience a plus.

Candidates should be detail-oriented and able to demonstrate skills in quantitative research and policy analysis. Commitment to impartial and independent research is essential. Must be comfortable working in a collaborative environment, juggling multiple tasks, and interacting with a variety of stakeholders on relevant city issues. Ability to take initiative and meet deadlines is critical.

Other information:
IBO is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment

IBO allows for hybrid work schedules. New hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus by the date of hire unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.

New York City residency must be established within 90 days of appointment and is required for the first two years of city service, after which employees may reside in Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, or Westchester Counties. Foreign nationals must have a valid permanent resident card (“green card”) or renewable work permit.

As a current or prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. Please review the notice to see if you may be eligible for programs and how to apply at

Salary range:
$90,000 to $110,000, depending on experience.

How to apply:
Please forward a resume and cover letter to by October 21, 2022. No phone calls please.

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