The Greatest Good - Associate

TGG Group businesses use behavioral science, field experimentation and advanced techniques in separating causation from correlation to create tangible and measurable value for our clients.

TGG was formed by a handful of the world’s leading economists and psychologists included Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize winner recognized for his pioneering work in behavioral economics; Steven Levitt author of the bestseller Freakonomics and winner of the John Bates Clark Medal in economics; and, Andrew M. Rosenfield, an expert in applying economic analysis to complex business and legal issues who began his career as a co-founder and CEO of Lexecon, Inc. Since it was founded, TGG has worked for the leading firms in industries including telecommunications, financial services, insurance, retailing, mining, and networking.

The intellectual rigor of our project work, the energy of our team members, and our start-up origins create a collaborative and stimulating work environment ideal for aspiring economists and intellectually curious, quantitative thinkers.

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Associates work as core members of one or more of our project teams. Since we are a small firm, all of our asssociates take on considerable responsibility, including performing applied economic and psychology research, programming, designing and implementing randomized experiments, conducting background research, meeting with clients, and creating and delivering presentation materials. In addition to performing core analyses, associates frequently take on additional leadership roles including organizing and managing project teams, working closely with our partners and clients, and developing project proposals.

This position is ideal for aspiring economists and psychologists who wish to work with some of the top researchers in the field, as well as any intellectually curious, quantitative thinkers who seek to apply ideas from economics, statistics, psychology, and other quantitative fields to real-world problems in business and philanthropy.


While we encourage exceptional candidates of any background to apply, the following are some common traits among those that we've hired in the past:

  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Intuitive feel for economic and psychological concepts
  • Knowledge of the new behavioral approach and of cognitive psychology or neuroscience
  • Demonstrated initiative and the ability to self-direct projects
  • A history of delivering high-quality work on short deadlines
  • An undergraduate degree (or higher) in a quantitative field such as economics, statistics, mathematics, psychology, or engineering
  • Statistical programming experience, particularly with Stata, SAS, R, or Python (useful but not required)

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