Public policy evaluation analyst
Advertiser: Autoridad Independiente de Responsabilidad Fiscal (AIReF)
Field(s) of specialization: Econometrics - Labor; Demographic Economics - Microeconomics - Health; Education; Welfare
Position type(s): Other nonacademic
Location of job: Jose Abascal 2, Madrid, Madrid, 28003, Spain (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 2
Application deadline: 27 Nov 2021 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Interview scheduling completed
Posting end date: 27 Nov 2021
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted at
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About AIReF

The Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility (AIReF) is an Independent Administrative Authority whose purpose is to oversee the sustainability of public finances as a means for ensuring the economic growth and well-being of Spanish society in the medium and long-term. The Public Spending Evaluation Division within AIReF performs evaluations of public spending at the request of any Spanish General Government sub-sector. We bring academic rigor and objectivity to the public policy evaluation and evidence-based decision making, offering an excellent environment for working and participating in research analyses of public relevance. AIReF is a young public institution which began operating in 2014, but in just a few years it has built a reputation for objectivity, independence and transparency in its analyses and work.

The Position

AIReF is interested in recruiting outstanding post-doctoral economists to join the Public Spending Evaluation Division.

Applicants must hold a PhD in Economics and have a strong background in quantitative and analytical methods such as microeconometrics, applied microeconomics and programming.

Candidates are expected to have a proactive, innovative, collaborative, and versatile attitude to develop policy evaluations in a wide range of topics: labor, education, health, welfare, pensions, taxation and subsidies. Communication skills and abilities to build policy conclusions from the research conducted will be valued.

You can expect a dynamic and stimulating working environment and to be part of a team of highly-qualified, committed and motivated professionals involved in public policy evaluations using a broad range of qualitative and quantitative methods on administrative and survey data.

Knowledge of Spanish is required.

EU citizenship or a permanent residence permit is required.

AIReF is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Documents / Application instructions

Candidates should indicate their interest in the position by uploading a cover letter, curriculum vitae, job market paper, and at least 2 letters of recommendation at no later than Nov 27, 2021. For more information about the position, please contact at

We will interview shortlisted candidates via Teams during the European Job Market for Economists (December 15 – December 18, 2021).

Submission materials required
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Job market paper
  • Letters of reference: 2
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