Senior Analyst, Antitrust and Innovation Policy

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.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • 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.


  • At least five years’ experience as a professional in the field of economics or antitrust policy, with experience focused on current competition policy debates.
  • Proven track record of producing high-quality research outputs, policy reports, op-eds, or other forms of policy-oriented communication.
  • Advanced degree or equivalent experience in economics, public policy, or political economy, with specific experience or courses on industrial organization and other related areas of economics.
  • In-depth knowledge of industrial organization economics, microeconomic analysis, and the history of U.S. antitrust policy.
  • Deep understanding and proven ability critique a variety of economic arguments and analyses regarding competition issues and claims.
  • Exceptional writing skills, especially an ability to communicate succinctly and persuasively to policy audiences in clear, accessible white papers and readily publishable op-eds.
  • Exceptional communication skills (including ability to present effectively in policy debates and speeches, work productively in a team environment, and communicate clearly under pressure).
  • Keen interest in and support for technological innovation and innovation policy.
  • Passion for engaging in policy debates, speaking at events, and promoting research for influential audiences.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work on multiple projects concurrently is essential.

Application Process:

To apply for this position, please submit the following to [email protected]:  

  • Cover letter stating your specific interest and qualifications for the position. Resumes submitted without a tailored cover letter will not be considered.
  • Resume.
  • 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).

Senior Analyst, ITIF's Center for Data Innovation

The Center for Data Innovation is seeking a Senior Analyst to lead a research initiative on data-driven innovation in the retail sector, examining policy issues such as automation, e-commerce, digital payments, anti-counterfeiting, supply chains, and delivery logistics. The Senior Analyst will be responsible for producing a series of in-depth research reports, blogs, and op-eds exploring these issues for an audience of policymakers, academics, industry experts, and non-profit stakeholders. The ideal applicant will be a highly productive writer, an effective oral communicator, and detail-oriented analyst capable of developing original insights and analysis while thriving in a collaborative team-oriented environment.

The Center for Data Innovation is a research organization with offices in Washington, DC and Brussels that is part of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, the world’s top ranked science and technology policy think tank.

This position will be based out of Washington, DC and report to the Center’s director.

Essential responsibilities:

  • Conduct research assignments as directed.
  • Proactively write op-eds, blogs, and regulatory filings.
  • Organize and present research at public and private events.
  • Monitor key policy developments and formulate policy positions.


  • Graduate degree in public policy, economics, political science, law, statistics, information science, computer science, or a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years full-time experience working as a policy analyst or a similar position.
  • Demonstrated interest in technology, retail, and public policy.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent research, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Proactive and flexible, with an ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

Salary and benefits:

Competitive salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a health benefits package, generous paid vacation, annual performance-based bonus, and public transportation benefit.

Application process:

To apply for this position, please submit the following to [email protected].

  • Cover letter stating your specific interest and qualifications for the position (1 page, max). Resumes submitted without a tailored cover letter will not be considered;
  • Resume (2 pages, max); and
  • Writing sample, preferably on a topic related to technology policy (3 pages max).

Applications will be considered until the position is filled (last updated June 14, 2021).

Senior Policy Analyst, Clean Energy Innovation

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)—the leading think tank for science and technology policy—seeks a senior policy analyst for its clean energy innovation policy program. The successful candidate will analyze a wide range of policies that have the potential to influence the national and global transition to a low-carbon energy system, such as research, development, and demonstration funding, taxation, and regulation. The duties will include authoring original and secondary research in multiple formats and presenting research findings at public events for audiences in the policymaking and advocacy community in Washington, D.C., and beyond. The analyst will be an active member of this community through engagement with other organizations and personal networking. The analyst will be based in Washington and report to ITIF’s senior fellow for clean energy innovation policy. The position is funded with philanthropic support for one year and may be renewed contingent on future funding.

The analyst must have excellent written and oral communication skills and a record of publishing high-quality policy-relevant analysis. The analyst must have an existing base of knowledge and relationships in the energy innovation policy field to draw upon. And the analyst must be a detail-oriented, intrinsically motivated self-starter who is able to work autonomously as well as collaboratively.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Conduct a qualitative and quantitative research program on clean energy innovation policy at the federal and possibly other (local, state, regional, global) levels.
  • Write and present clear and incisive policy analyses in a variety of venues and formats, including reports, conferences, op-eds, one-on-one meetings, and social media.
  • Engage in respectful dialogue and discussion with colleagues who have diverse viewpoints and backgrounds.


  • Ability to communicate clearly with expert and non-expert audiences.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively on analytical products in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills.
  • Graduate degree in public policy, energy technology, or a related field.
  • Three years or more of relevant experience, preferably at the federal or international level.
  • Keen interest in clean energy, innovation, and public policy.

Application Process:

To apply for this position, please submit the following to [email protected]:

  • Cover letter stating your specific interest and qualifications for the position.
  • Resume.
  • Sole-authored writing sample of at least 2,000 words on a topic relevant to the position.