JOE - February 2014

Congressional Budget Office
Health, Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis
Health Economist
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Health Economist
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, DC, USA
JEL Classification: I1 -- Health
Keywords: health economist, health care spending, affordable care act

JOE ID Number: 201402_400221

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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 a health economist to contribute to a variety of projects and analyses in the health area.

Ongoing/potential future topics for analysis include drivers of health care cost growth, effects of competition in the health care system, and factors influencing the supply and price of health care services.

The successful candidate will contribute to the full range of the division's responsibilities which include preparing longer-term CBO studies and shorter-term memoranda and testimonies, performing detailed analyses of proposed legislation, and constructing and improving models that underlie CBO's policy analyses. Analysts are also encouraged to turn projects or independent research into CBO working papers or outside publications.

Applicants must have a strong quantitative background, excellent writing skills, and a desire to work as part of a team on issues of current legislative interest to Congress. Applicants should also have a Ph.D. in economics or a related discipline, and prior experience in health policy analysis.

CBO is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D
CBO may consider permanent residents of the US.
Application Instructions:

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For more information, phone: 202-226-2628

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