Economics & Policy Analyst

EDF - Environmental Defense Fund

New York, United States

Overall Function:

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Office of Economic Policy and Analysis the Economics & Policy Analyst will be a key team member in the Office of Economic Policy and Analysis team, conducting research and analysis for a breadth of environmental topics.


  • Assist with timely in-house economic analyses for Office of Economic Policy and Analysis staff, the EDF executive team, and other programs throughout the organization;
  • Compiling and analyzing data, applying models, designing scenarios and producing research reports and briefings;
  • Building and maintaining databases of information on a variety of topics including emissions, energy demand and supply, and macroeconomic indicators;
  • Help write white papers and academic papers summarizing research for a broader audience, along with public communications including testimonies, presentations, Op-Ed pieces, and blog posts;
  • Prepare information to respond to inquiries from a variety of stakeholders;
  • Work with communications staff to maintain up-to-date information on websites;
  • In conjunction with development staff, participates in developing funding proposals and interim reports, when appropriate;
  • Apply excellent organizational, communication, and planning skills in preparing correspondence and reports, responding to requests for information, and helping to coordinate activities among staff members.


  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in economics, environment and energy policy, or a closely related field. Knowledge of environmental and energy policies a strong plus;
  • Excellent research and analytic skills and an interest in performing rigorous analysis in support of highly visible work;
  • Willingness to take initiative and able to multi-task under tight deadlines;
  • Ability to work independently, or with supervision, to manage research projects and participate in research efforts, ensuring consistency and quality of research products;
  • Highly proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and statistical analysis softwares;
  • Knowledge of G.I.S. and programming languages such as R and Matlab a plus;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work with colleagues and partners of varied backgrounds and experience;
  • Ability to work independently and to support a multi-disciplinary team, using independent judgment required to plan, prioritize, and organize diversified workload.

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