JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015
Office of Financial Research
Position Title/Short Description
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Locations: Washington, DC, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
New York, New York, UNITED STATES
G2 -- Financial Institutions and Services
E -- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
F3 -- International Finance
Regulation and Supervision
Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Office of Financial Research (OFR) promotes financial stability by developing tools to monitor financial institutions and markets, analyzing the impact of financial policies and regulations, conducting research on financial stability issues, addressing data gaps, improving data standards and promoting best practice in financial risk management.
The Research and Analysis Center in OFR seeks candidates for the positions of Associate Director, Financial Markets and Associate Director, Financial Institutions and Risk Management. The Financial Markets section of OFR conducts research on systemic risks in financial market activities, including asset pricing and modelling, financial market microstructure, funding, market liquidity and construction of market monitors using statistical and visualization techniques. The Financial Institutions and Risk Management section conducts research on risk management and firms, including stress testing and other macroprudential policies, the role of regulatory and accounting policy in financial stability, modeling financial networks and interactions. Research output includes research papers for academic and policy journals and contributions to policy analysis for the public and the Financial Stability Oversight Council and it member agencies.
This is a unique opportunity to expand scholarship in financial stability for the benefit of the public and policymakers using financial data unavailable elsewhere.
Associate Directors at the OFR are responsible for setting analytical and research priorities; hiring and managing a multidisciplinary team of researchers including economists, mathematicians, and statisticians; providing leadership on financial research; contributing to recommendations on financial stability policy; and supporting the Office's data and data standards initiatives. Successful candidates will have excelled both in the conduct of research and the management of the research process. Backgrounds in academia, policy institutions, regulatory agencies, or industry are welcome. Candidates should demonstrate proven ability to analyze complex questions, lead multiple projects, and manage relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. Outstanding written and oral communications skills are essential, including the ability to address a non-technical audience.
Salaries and benefits are competitive with similar high-level positions at federal regulatory agencies covered by FIRREA.
Positions may be filled under Treasury's excepted service (Schedule A) hiring authority, Intergovernmental Personnel Act authority, or the OFR Fellows Program. The U.S. Treasury Department is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
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