JOE - March 2013

Congressional Budget Office
Financial Economist and Macroeconomist
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Financial Economist and Macroeconomist
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, DC, USA
JEL Classifications:
E -- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
E2 -- Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment
E6 -- Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook
G -- Financial Economics
G1 -- General Financial Markets
G2 -- Financial Institutions and Services
Deadline Information: Position is open until filled.

JOE ID Number: 201303_398613

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
CBO, a small nonpartisan agency that provides Congress with the objective, timely analyses needed for economic and budgetary decisions, seeks economists who have a broad range of policy interests. All positions require excellent quantitative skills and strong writing ability.

Macroeconomist with interests in public finance and fiscal policy. Experience in building general equilibrium models and analyzing the effects of fiscal policy is a plus as is familiarity with micro data.

Financial Economist to develop valuation models and conduct economic and policy analyses of federal and private-sector financial activities. Specialty in asset pricing, derivatives valuation and/or financial econometrics would be helpful. Experience with the estimation of econometric models, Monte Carlo simulation techniques, and the numerical solution of dynamic stochastic optimization problems will be highly regarded.

CBO analysts address challenging substantive issues in economics and public policy while working in a collegial environment that provides opportunities for research on numerous topics relevant to the agency's endeavors. Successful candidates will contribute to the full range of their division's responsibilities by constructing and improving cutting-edge models that underlie CBO's policy analyses and preparing longer-term CBO studies, shorter-term memoranda, and testimonies.

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