JOE - October 2012

Bureau of Economic Analysis
Office of the Chief Economist
Research Economist
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Economist
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, DC, USA
JEL Classifications:
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
D -- Microeconomics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
O -- Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth
Deadline Date: 12/2/2012
Salary Range: $90,154 - $123,185

JOE ID Number: 201210_397785

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Office of the Chief Economist at the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) looks to fill one Ph.D. level economist position in 2013. Economists with research interests in applied econometrics, empirical analysis, and computational methods are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates interested in studying the drivers of growth in the health care industry using large micro data sets like health insurance claims. For examples of our work in this area, please visit:

Primary responsibilities include supporting research efforts in the Office of Chief Economist; producing independent research for publication in the BEA Working Paper Series, BEA's Survey of Current Business as well as refereed journals; and conveying research through presentations at conferences and university seminars.

A Ph.D. is required. Both new Ph.D.s and experienced researchers are welcome to apply. Starting salaries for Ph.D's range from $90,154 to $123,185, depending on experience and education. Recruitment bonuses and other incentives may be available.
Application Instructions:

Applicants must submit 1) a curriculum vita, 2) at least one research paper, and 3) three letters of reference. Send all materials to by December 2, 2012. Candidates must be U.S. Citizens at time of application. BEA is an equal opportunity employer.

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