JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015

Congressional Budget Office

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Health, Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis
Long-Term Analysis Unit
Social Security and Macro/Labor Economists

JOE ID Number: 2014-02_111451961
Date Posted: 10/28/2014
Date Inactive: 01/31/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Social Security and Macro/Labor Economists
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
C3 -- Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables
E6 -- Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook
D6 -- Welfare Economics
C4 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics
J2 -- Demand and Supply of Labor
J1 -- Demographic Economics
J3 -- Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
I3 -- Welfare and Poverty
E -- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
00 -- Default: Any Field
social security, macroeconomics, labor, budgetary, microsimulation
Salary Range: $100k - $145
Full Text of JOE Listing:

CBO is a small nonpartisan agency that provides Congress with the objective, timely analyses needed for economic and budgetary decisions. In addition to other economist positions listed previously, CBO seeks a social security economist and a macro/labor economist for the Long-Term Analysis Unit. The unit carries out CBO’s long-term modeling initiatives, providing the Congress with long-term projections of the federal budget under current law, as well as analyses of long-term trends and policy options in the areas of retirement, disability, and health care.

The social security economist should have expertise in issues relating to Social Security and will prepare CBO reports and testimonies, perform detailed analyses of proposed legislation, and construct and improve models that underlie CBO’s policy analyses.

The macro/labor economist will conduct analyses of long-term budgetary issues and assist in the development and use of CBO’s long-term microsimulation model.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in economics, experience in labor economics, a strong quantitative background, excellent writing skills, and a desire to work on issues of legislative interest to the Congress.

CBO will be interviewing at the ASSA Annual Meetings.

CBO is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/V/D

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/31/2015
Application Instructions:
Obtain information about CBO at and apply online at CBO may consider permanent residents of the US.