Economics Research Assistant

Exeter Associates, Inc., an economics consulting firm located in Columbia, Maryland with 16 employees, is seeking to hire a Research Assistant to participate in a wide range of economic analyses. Exeter’s work is focused on energy-related issues (electricity and natural gas), and our clients include U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Air Force, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, California Energy Commission, Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate, Louisiana Public Service Commission, Maine Office of the Public Advocate, Office of the Ohio Consumers Counsel, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and others.

The Research Assistant position entails working with senior staff on projects including energy-related studies (e.g., market analyses, forecasting, options studies, cost/benefit analyses, and energy policy analyses), utility regulatory proceedings, and contract negotiations.

Minimum requirements for the position are a BA/BS in economics, finance, accounting, or related field; strong quantitative capabilities; good writing skills; and mid- to high-level capabilities using Microsoft Excel. Prior work experience is a plus but not mandatory.

Exeter offers a competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits, including medical and dental insurance, a fully employer-funded pension plan, paid holidays, annual leave, sick leave, and continuing education benefits. Please submit your resume with cover letter to