JOE - September 2011

U.S. Census Bureau
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, DC, USA
JEL Classifications:
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
D -- Microeconomics
D2 -- Production and Organizations
E2 -- Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment
H2 -- Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
O3 -- Technological Change; Research and Development
O4 -- Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity
R -- Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics
R2 -- Household Analysis
Keywords: Empirical Microeconomist, Applied Microeconomist, Large data set users, record linkage
Deadline Date: 12/2011

JOE ID Number: 201109_395689

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
The U.S. Census Bureau anticipates openings for Economists in the Center for Economic Studies (CES), the Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division (SEHSD), and the Center for Administrative Records Research and Applications (CARRA). Census economists use confidential Census Bureau microdata on businesses and households, linked employer-employee data, and confidential microdata from federal and state administrative and statistical agencies to conduct research in the following areas: business dynamics (industrial organization, productivity, trade, entrepreneurship, and innovation); labor dynamics (employment activity and worker flows); income dynamics (earnings, taxation, assets, poverty, and program participation); health (disability, health status, and insurance markets); household dynamics (housing, family structure, education, and migration). Specific activities include presenting analytical and methodological research at professional conferences, publishing in scholarly journals, writing descriptive reports for the public, maintaining and improving data collection, and responding to inquiries from Congress, the press, and the public on topics of interest. Experience with firm-, household-, and/or industry-level data is especially valued, as are skills in data manipulation and analysis.
Application Instructions:

U.S. citizenship is required. Positions are subject to budgetary approval. An equal opportunity employer. Email vita, research paper, and three letters of recommendation to Mary Chin at

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