JOE - March 2013

Federal Housing Finance Agency
Division of Federal Home Loan Bank Regulation
Risk Analysis & Research Branch
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: DC, USA
JEL Classifications:
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
D -- Microeconomics
G -- Financial Economics
G2 -- Financial Institutions and Services
G3 -- Corporate Finance and Governance
H -- Public Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
N4 -- Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation
P -- Economic Systems
Keywords: housing, mortgage, econometrics, government, affordable housing policy, risk, risk analytics, policy, survey methods, sampling methods
Deadline Date: 04/1/2013
Salary Range: $71,610 - $218,978

JOE ID Number: 201303_398602

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has openings for junior and senior economists in 2013. Economists with interests in microeconomics, finance, capital markets, housing and mortgage markets, affordable housing, and survey design 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 of the programs, policies, and governance of the FHFA's regulated entities, along with developments affecting 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 facing the entities. Topics of special interest include, but are not limited to credit risk, corporate governance, risk-based models, house price indexes, and survey design. Opportunities may involve any or a combination of research, policy, and 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:

Interested applicants should email curriculum vita and one recent research paper, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to For more information, contact Kathleen Coakley at 202-649-3757 or . FHFA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. US Citizenship required.

Email for Applications:
FAX for Applications: 202-649-2757

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