The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)—the world’s top-ranked think tank for science and technology policy—seeks a senior policy analyst to conduct research and engage in public policy debates on a range of issues related to antitrust policy, with a particular focus on how it impacts technological innovation, productivity, and competitiveness. ITIF has long focused on this nexus of antitrust issues and now seeks to ramp up its work. This is a full-time, permanent position.
Advancing the legacy of Joseph Schumpeter, ITIF recently launched The Schumpeter Project on Competition Policy for the Innovation Economy, an initiative to develop and promote dynamic, innovation-based antitrust policy. The senior policy analyst will cover antitrust policy as it relates to innovation, reporting to the director of ITIF’s Schumpeter Project. The analyst will conduct research and author reports, blog posts, and op-eds. The position will ideally be based in Washington, DC, but remote work is negotiable.
The ideal applicant will be a seasoned policy analyst with deep knowledge and experience in antitrust economics, particularly industrial organization, including conducting economic analysis of competition questions, both at the industry and economy-wide level. The applicant should have a strong understanding and appreciation of antitrust policy grounded in firm-level innovation capabilities and practices, and should be well-versed in current policy debates surrounding economic competition.
The successful candidate will have the chance to shape and deliver an exciting program of work on antitrust and innovation and be part of a dynamic and committed team.
- Monitor and analyze ongoing policy developments and engage in public debates on the major economic- and innovation-related antitrust issues of the day.
- Carry out in-depth economic research and communicate findings by writing clear and incisive policy reports, op-ed articles, blog posts, and other publications.
- Represent ITIF as a public speaker at conferences, panel discussions, debates, and other events.
- Develop and maintain effective relationships and networks with key stakeholders involved in research and policy.
To apply for this position, please submit the following to email@example.com:
- Cover letter stating your specific interest and qualifications for the position. Resumes submitted without a tailored cover letter will not be considered.
- Links to three published articles, preferably on competition or innovation-related topics, ideally including at least one op-ed and at least one longer work (such as a magazine feature, an academic journal or law-review article, a professional white paper, or the like).