The Brookings Institution

Fellow/Senior Fellow and Director, Center on Regulation and Markets

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The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national, and global level.


Ready to contribute to Brookings success?

Brookings is seeking a Fellow/Senior Fellow to lead the Center on Regulation and Markets (CRM) in Economic Studies (ES), and to conduct in-depth, high quality public policy-oriented research. The director will have considerable latitude to determine the research agenda of the Center, but priority areas of interest for the Institution include the regulation of emerging technologies, environmental regulation, consumer protection regulation, labor market regulation, housing regulation, the regulation of competition, and the regulatory process. A background in industrial organization, especially empirical IO, is a plus.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Conducts in-depth high quality public policy research in area of expertise, independently and in collaboration with other scholars across Brookings
  • Authors or co-authors policy and research reports, blogs, op-eds, and other commentary
  • Develops research concepts, policy questions, and work plans for papers and reports

Research Management and Direction

  • Develops research and policy agenda for CRM, collaborating with scholars from the Center's advisory council and with others in the field
  • Engages with academics, policymakers, and industry experts to identify authors, speakers, and discussants for CRM publications and events
  • Manages and mentors CRM junior staff and liaises with ES Management Team as needed


  • Designs, develops, and stewards funding proposals and works with ES development team on development priorities as needed.
  • Helps conceive new funding proposals and identifies potential funders (philanthropic, corporate, and individual, as needed).


Ready to make an impact? In this role, you will support Brookings values of collegiality, respect, inclusion, diversity and community, and bring the following qualifications:

Education/Experience Requirements:

Ph.D. or equivalent in economics or related field required. At least ten years of relevant experience is required. The successful candidate will be an established, recognized leader in their field of expertise, and/or a productive scholar with the clear and imminent potential to be a recognized leader in his or her field. Should have a record of distinguished experience and/or leadership in government, academia, the non-profit sector or the private sector. Must have a demonstrated ability to understand and write knowledgeably about public policy research of the economic caliber necessary for publication in a top academic journal.

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Last updated: 2019-11-24