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Senior Economic Analyst

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Job ID: 30964
Location: 4 World Trade Center


We are seeking a Senior Economic Analyst for the Economics unit in the Planning and Regional Development Department.  This position is located in the Department’s main office in New York City.

The Planning and Regional Development Department provides strategic planning advice to executive management, with an emphasis on issues of regional importance that involve multiple departments and other federal, state or local government agencies.  The Department produces studies, provides technical analysis (traffic modeling, economic impact, economic forecasting, cost benefit), and is the lead on a select few development projects where its expertise can enhance performance.  In particular, the Economics unit develops econometric activity forecasts for all line departments, economic impact assessments of major capital projects, regional cost benefit analyses, and monitors the economic, transportation and socio-economic trends in the Port District., The unit provides leadership within the agency on all economic and forecasting issues and is critical in assisting executive management on complex regional economic issues.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Economist, the successful candidate will support the identification of economic and demographic trends and assist in the development of related forecasts.  Will conduct an array of quantitative analyses, including benefit-cost analysis, regional economic impact analysis, and financial analysis; undertaking industry studies of transportation sectors that the agency operates in; and developing and maintaining economic models used in regional and business planning, particularly benefit-cost and regional input-output models.  Develop appropriate economic methodologies and tools, as well as conduct research and produce reports, on transportation and planning issues.



Graduate degree in Economics or related field from an accredited college or university.

Work experience in economic modeling and project analysis.  Work Experience using econometrics software such as Eviews and R, as well as Excel.

Valid  driver’s license.



Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

-Demonstrated understanding of transportation economics and project development;
-Demonstrated ability to conduct benefit-cost analysis within a regional framework;
-Demonstrated ability to analyze economic data on projects to be incorporated into cost-benefit models; demonstrated ability to conduct economic impact and policy analyses of capital projects and transportation-related industries; excellent written and oral communication skills, including experience in writing economic reports;
- Demonstrated experience in econometric work such as the design and calibration of multivariate models - Demonstrated ability handling databases and large data sets for quantitative analyses.


Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.

How To Apply

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Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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