JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015

U.S. Census Bureau

This listing is inactive.
Department of Commerce

JOE ID Number: 2014-02_111451040
Date Posted: 09/03/2014
Date Inactive: 01/31/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Suitland, Maryland, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
D -- Microeconomics
H2 -- Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
L -- Industrial Organization
O3 -- Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights
O4 -- Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity
R -- Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics
E2 -- Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment
E3 -- Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles
Industrial Organization;
Labor Economics;
International Trade;
Environmental Economics;
Regional and Urban Economics;
Health Economics;
Economics of Household, Education, and Migration;
Disclosure Avoidance;
Big Data

Full Text of JOE Listing:

The U.S. Census Bureau anticipates multiple job openings for economists. The Census Bureau provides an excellent environment for empirically-oriented economists to use confidential microdata on businesses and households, linked employer-employee data, and confidential microdata from federal and state administrative and statistical agencies to conduct research on a wide range of topics. These topics include business dynamics (industrial organization, productivity, trade, entrepreneurship, and innovation); labor dynamics (employment activity and worker flows); income dynamics (earnings, taxation, assets, poverty, and program participation); health (disability, health status, and insurance markets); household dynamics (housing, family structure, education, and migration); and disclosure avoidance techniques (confidentiality and privacy research). Economists' activities include presenting analytical and methodological research at professional conferences; publishing in scholarly journals; writing descriptive reports for the public; maintaining and improving data collection; and responding to inquiries from Congress, the press, and the public on topics of interest. Experience with firm-, household-, and/or industry-level data is especially valued, as are skills in data manipulation, analysis, and big data techniques (e.g. web scraping and machine learning). Openings are anticipated in the Center for Economic Studies (CES), the Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division (SEHSD), the Center for Administrative Records Research and Applications (CARRA), and the Center for Disclosure Avoidance Research (CDAR). U.S. citizenship is required. Positions are subject to budgetary approval. The Census Bureau is an equal opportunity employer. Please email vita, research paper, and three letters of recommendation to Lisa Harris at
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Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 12/15/2014
Reference Instructions:
Please email three letters of recommendation to Lisa Harris at
Application Instructions:
Please email vita, research paper, and three letters of recommendation to Lisa Harris at