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Associate / Economist

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Abt Associates
Bethesda - United States
S: Competitive

Organization Overview

The Division of Health and Environment (DHE) is a trusted advisor to our clients in providing innovative, evidence-driven solutions that contribute to a healthier environment and the health and safety of individuals, families, and communities. We are market leaders in providing policy and regulatory support; advancing public health and clinical epidemiology; providing environmental science, natural resource management, and ecosystem restoration; shaping healthcare policy and health services delivery; responding to mental health and substance use disorders; and studying the criminal justice system. The underpinning of our work is a research-to-practice framework, through which we engage in activities from research to program implementation. DHE provides a dynamic and collaborative work environment to our employees that fosters professional growth and promotes a culture of innovation, thought leadership, technical excellence, and collaboration.

Our clients include: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Army Corps of Engineers, Centers for Disease Control, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Coast Guard, Department of Energy, Department of Justice, Department of Veterans Affairs, Environmental Protection Agency, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Institutes of Health, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, as well as other federal agencies, state and local governments, non-profit organizations, and select private sector entities.


Abt Associates seeks a qualified Associate / Economist to support the Division of Health and Environment in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

Perform economic, financial, and other quantitative analyses on issues of environmental and natural resource regulation and policy, particularly as it pertains to programs under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, climate change, and/or clean energy and energy efficiency.
Work closely with senior level staff in performing these analyses.
Assist in the preparation of documents, option papers, and other reports of work performed.

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

Working with economics and regulatory policy
Working with economic, environmental, and/or survey data
Research experience in federal water pollution control programs and regulations, global climate change, and/or clean energy and energy efficiency
Research experience with sophisticated economic/environmental modeling and/or statistical/econometric analysis, especially using statistical software packages such as SAS
Proficiency using database software such as Access
An outstanding academic record with course work in environmental/resource economics, finance, quantitative methods, biology, physical and/or environmental sciences
Excellent oral communication, writing, and analytical skills

Minimum Qualifications

MA/MBA with 7 - 10 years of experience OR PhD with 4 - 6 years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience. In cases of internal promotion, an exception may be made to the minimum requirements based on company needs and the proven ability of the incumbent to perform the key roles and responsibilities of this position.

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

Job summary


Abt Associates


Bethesda, United States


Master's Degree





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10th August 2017

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8th September 2017

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