JOE - December 2013

Congressional Budget Office
Varied Economist Openings
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Varied Economist Openings
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, DC, USA
JEL Classifications:
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
C5 -- Econometric Modeling
D -- Microeconomics
D1 -- Household Behavior and Family Economics
D6 -- Welfare Economics
E -- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
E2 -- Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment
E6 -- Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook
H -- Public Economics
H2 -- Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
H5 -- National Government Expenditures and Related Policies
H6 -- National Budget, Deficit, and Debt
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
I1 -- Health
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
J3 -- Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
J6 -- Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies
N1 -- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations

JOE ID Number: 201312_400086

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is a small nonpartisan agency that provides Congress with the objective, timely analyses needed for economic and budgetary decisions. CBO seeks economists who have a broad range of policy interests, excellent quantitative skills, strong writing ability, and an interest in working on issues of legislative interest to Congress.

Current openings for economists with PhD degrees or Master’s degrees with appropriate professional experience are in health economics, public economics, labor/microsimulation economics, and macroeconomics.

The Macroeconomist position has not been previously posted. For that position we are looking for a macroeconomist who can contribute to CBO’s analysis of major developments in the economy and has research interests in analysis of current economic developments and projections of economic trends. Preference will be given to candidates with an empirical and econometric background.

Other openings include a Health Economics Writer with interest in the budgetary implications of health policies and a strong track record of writing about complex health policy issues for non-technical audiences and a Programmer/Analyst to work with senior economists using complex models to analyze the effects of proposed changes in federal health care programs and policies.

CBO analysts address challenging substantive issues in economics and public policy while working in a collegial environment that provides opportunities for research on topics relevant to the agency’s endeavors. Employees 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.

Application Instructions:

Obtain information about CBO, specific openings, and apply online at US citizens and noncitizens who are permanent residents of the US may be considered. CBO will be interviewing at the ASSA Annual Meeting and we encourage people to apply as soon as possible.

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For more information, phone: 202-226-2628

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