Econometrics / Quantitative Research Analyst

economic policy researcherVerité Research is looking to hire a Econometrics / Quantitative Research Analyst to join the Economic Research Team. We are looking for like-minded candidates aligned with our core values and purpose, capable of original and innovative thinking, and willing to take a pro-active role in different areas of our organisation.

About Verité Research
Verité Research is a private, interdisciplinary think tank based in Colombo, conducting leading-edge research in economics, politics, law, and media. Our research teams cross-fertilize and improve each other’s insights, providing a powerful lens into Sri Lanka’s complex politico-economic environment. Verité seeks to enhance critical discourse and influence decision-makers and the public through relevant, credible information, analysis, and solutions.

Why Verité Research?
At Verité Research our work makes a difference. We consistently aim to bring about real change through transformative research and are guided by our core values: professionalism, ethics, curiosity, supportiveness, and humility. By joining our research team, you will be pushed intellectually and have the opportunity to enhance your skills in critical thinking, analysis, writing, and communication. You will be an integral part of an interdisciplinary work environment and have a real, on the ground influence on public policy through rigorous research. You will also be mentored by a leading and dynamic group of experts in economics, politics, law, and media.

In this role, you will:

  • Utilize expertise in economics, mathematics, and quantitative analysis to design and implement statistical models for analyzing public perception data, including logistic regression models.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to develop and execute research projects aimed at addressing pressing social, economic, and policy issues.
  • Apply machine learning algorithms to explore complex datasets and uncover insights relevant to political dynamics, such as gerrymandering of district boundaries.
  • Lead quantitative analysis initiatives across the organization, overseeing the design, implementation, and interpretation of research findings.
  • Engage with government agencies, policymakers, and other stakeholders to disseminate research findings and advocate for evidence-based policy solutions.

What we require:

  1. Education: A Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, or a related quantitative field. Strong academic background with coursework or research experience in econometrics, statistical analysis, and quantitative methods.
  2. Work experience: Minimum of six months to one year work experience.
  3. Skills: Demonstrated proficiency in utilizing R or STATA for data analysis, showcasing a strong commitment and enthusiasm for data analytics and problem-solving. Additionally, recent exposure in the specified field would be an added advantage
  4. Language Proficiency : Full professional working proficiency in reading, writing and speaking English is required. Professional working proficiency in reading, writing and speaking Sinhala and/or Tamil.

Application Process
Verité is an equal-opportunity employer. As a step in our recruitment process, all final candidates will undergo a background check, to get a better understanding of our future employees. To apply for this position, please send in your CV, cover letter, and writing sample to

Please note that only applications meeting all the qualifications set out above will be considered.