Website New York City Independent Budget Office

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, generates economic and tax 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 local economic forecasting and modeling or revenue forecasting and tax policy analysis are strongly preferred. A Ph.D. in Economics or a related field is required; 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.

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.

Alternative work schedules may be possible.
IBO is an equal opportunity employer.

Salary range:
$80,000 to $110,000, depending on experience.

How to apply:
Please forward a resume and cover letter to by April 25, 2022. No phone calls please.