JOE - April 2013

Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis
Banking Supervision, Credit, Community Development and Learning Department
The Center for Household Financial Stability
Economist (Research Director)
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist (Research Director)
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Saint Louis, MO, USA
JEL Classifications:
D1 -- Household Behavior and Family Economics
R2 -- Household Analysis
Keywords: Economist, Empirical Research, Research
Deadline Date: 05/2013

JOE ID Number: 201304_398733

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The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has an immediate opening for a Research Director in its recently launched Center for Household Financial Stability.
For more information on the Center, visit

- Conduct new and primary research on household balance sheets, leading to scholarly, Federal Reserve, Center and other publications;
- Conceptualize and help lead the development of a household balance sheet "index" to gauge the health of American balance sheets;
- Conceptualize and help oversee the construction of a household balance sheet data bank, modeled after (or integrated into) the St. Louis Fed's FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Data) database;
- Help devise and organize research symposia and other forums to generate new knowledge about household balance sheets;
- Help manage an internal research working group, and engage in collaborative research with researchers;
- Represent the Center at conferences, symposia and other events; and
- Contribute to the overall strategic direction of the Center.

The ideal candidate will possess:
- Ph.D. in economics or closely related field;
- Demonstrated empirical research capabilities;
- Knowledge of household-level wealth data sets, especially the Fed's Survey of Consumer Finances;
- Solid record of, or strong potential for publications in leading journals;
- Ability to conceptualize and lead the development of new initiatives on behalf of the Center.
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Jennifer Wethington
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Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis
PO Box 442
Saint Louis, MO USA 63166

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