JOE - August 2012

Federal Housing Finance Agency
Office of Policy Analysis and Research (OPAR)
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, DC, USA
JEL Classifications:
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
C5 -- Econometric Modeling
D -- Microeconomics
G -- Financial Economics
G2 -- Financial Institutions and Services
H -- Public Economics
R -- Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Economics
Keywords: applied econometrics, housing finance, finance, survey design, financial modeling, secondary mortgage market, examiner, bank, financial markets, house price indices, policy, research, examination
Deadline Date: 09/5/2012
Salary Range: $84,352 - $143,398 dependent on education and experience

JOE ID Number: 201208_397243

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has multiple openings for junior and senior economists.

Economists with interests in house price indices, including forecasting and hedonics, secondary mortgage markets, affordable housing policy, financial economics, financial modeling, hazard modeling, survey design, and applied econometrics are encouraged to apply. Ph.D. in economics or finance preferred.

Effective candidates must exhibit sound empirical research skills and effective written and oral communication skills. Salary dependent on education and experience.

FHFA is the safety and soundness and mission regulator of the Federal Home Loan Bank System, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac. Incumbents perform analyses on housing goals, risk-based models, house price indexes, financial institutions and markets, secondary mortgage market operations, and other related topics to identify significant and emerging risks such as market, interest rate, operational and credit risks.

Opportunities may involve any or a combination of research, policy, or examination work. FHFA employees enjoy all the standard federal benefits plus additional agency-specific benefits and competitive salaries not tied to the traditional Government's General Schedule pay system.
Application Instructions:

To learn more about the EL-12/13 (Junior) Economist position and/or to apply, visit the links listed below.

To learn more about the EL-15 (Senior) Economist position and/or to apply, visit the same website.

Applicants will be required to attach a recent research paper and three letters of reference. FHFA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. US Citizenship required.

Online Application URL:

Note: This employer requires online Application.
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For more information, phone: 202.649.3745 or 202.649.3734

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