JOE - October 2012

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Research, Markets, and Regulations
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, DC, USA
JEL Classifications:
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
D -- Microeconomics
G -- Financial Economics
H -- Public Economics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
K -- Law and Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
M -- Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting
O -- Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth
R -- Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics
Keywords: Research, Federal Government, Consumer Protection, Consumer Behavior, Consumer Decision-Making
Deadline Information: Please include "JOE-Economist Application" in the subject line of your application package email.
Deadline Date: 12/3/2012

JOE ID Number: 201210_396002

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is seeking to fill one or more positions for Economists and/or Senior Economists in its Office of Research. The Office of Research is an interdisciplinary group of economists and other behavioral researchers that work on a wide range of topics in consumer decision making, household financial behavior, and consumer financial firms and markets.

Economists in the CFPB’s Office of Research will carry out mission-driven research and work collaboratively with other offices within the CFPB and provide analytic support in the areas of policy development, regulations, consumer education and engagement, and bank and non-bank supervision and enforcement. Economists also have the opportunity to conduct self-directed research (approximately 50%). We are seeking innovative candidates with a strong research focus and an interest in working with diverse teams of researchers, industry practitioners, attorneys, and others.
Application Instructions:

Applicants seeking interviews at the AEA Annual Meeting in January 2013 should email their vita, a research paper, and three letters of recommendation to no later than December 3rd, 2012 with the subject line “JOE-Economist Application”. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required. The CFPB is an equal opportunity employer.

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