JOE - April 2012

Congressional Budget Office
Macroeconomic Analysis Division
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Macroeconomist
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, DC, USA
JEL Classifications:
D5 -- General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium
E -- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
E2 -- Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment
E6 -- Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook
Keywords: macroeconomics, fiscal policy, general equilibrium modeling
Deadline Information: Open until filled.
Salary Range: $100,000+

JOE ID Number: 201204_397033

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The Congressional Budget Office (CBO), a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress, seeks a junior- or senior-level macroeconomist with a broad range of interests, including public finance and fiscal policy to work in the Macroeconomic Analysis Division.

The Macroeconomic Analysis Division advises the Congress about the macroeconomic effects of federal fiscal policy, analyzes emerging developments in the economy, and prepares CBO's semi-annual economic forecast. The position involves analyzing similar issues, writing CBO studies describing this analysis, and carrying out original economic research. CBO staff members regularly publish the results of their research in professional journals.

The successful candidate will contribute by constructing and improving cutting-edge models that underlie CBO's policy analyses as well as preparing longer-term CBO studies, shorter-term memoranda, and testimonies.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in economics. Those with experience in building general equilibrium models and analyzing the effects of fiscal policy will receive special consideration. Familiarity with micro data is a plus. Excellent interpersonal, writing, communication, and quantitative skills are essential. Successful candidates will work independently and complete work in a timely manner.
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