JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2017 - July 31, 2017

Arkansas Development Finance Authority

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Division of Economic Policy
Director of the Division of Economic Policy

JOE ID Number: 2017-01_111457550
Date Posted: 02/17/2017
Date Inactive: 07/31/2017
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Director of the Division of Economic Policy
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Little Rock , Arkansas, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
H7 -- State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations
O -- Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
Economic Reform
State Government
Economic Adviser
Public Choice
Public Economics

Status Update: Position has been filled
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Arkansas Development Finance Authority seeks applicants for the position of Director of the Division of Economic Policy. The Division of Economic Policy is housed within the Arkansas Development Finance Authority, an agency of the State of Arkansas, and provides economic analysis and serves as an economic adviser to the Office of Governor.

The functions of the position will include using fundamental public economics and public choice principles in analyzing state policy initiatives including analyzing state tax law and recommending improvements to promote economic growth; analyzing state regulatory law and recommending improvements to promote entrepreneurship and job-creation; analyzing state financial data and organizational structure and recommending opportunities for efficiency; analyzing state budgets with the goal of optimizing tax expenditures.

The Director will be responsible with presenting this analysis to the Governor, state agencies and elected officials.
State benefits include insurance, defined benefit retirement program vested at 5 years, optional deferred compensation plan with Arkansas Diamond, and multiple voluntary insurance products. Paid leave consists of twelve days of vacation and twelve sick days each year with 11 paid holidays.

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