JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015

Congressional Budget Office

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Microeconomist Studies Division
Energy, Resources, and Environment
Economist - Industrial Organization/Market Design

JOE ID Number: 2014-02_111452272
Date Posted: 11/11/2014
Date Inactive: 01/31/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist - Industrial Organization/Market Design
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
D4 -- Market Structure and Pricing
L -- Industrial Organization
Industrial Organization
Market Design
Salary Range: $100k-$140k
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO), a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress seeks an economist with training or experience in applied industrial organization, market design, or a related field of microeconomics to assess the effect of various forms of federal involvement in markets for goods and services. Examples of such involvement include systems of bidding by health insurance plans that determine government subsidies, auctions for rights to use portions of the electromagnetic spectrum or to drill for oil and gas, and tradable permit systems for pollution abatement.

Contribute to the full range of CBO’s responsibilities for analyzing policy issues related to health care, health insurance, energy, transportation, and other markets where the government intervenes as a service provider, payer, or regulator. Those responsibilities include identifying data sources to conduct economic analyses, staying abreast of the emerging literature (including theoretical, empirical, and experimental results with practical consequences for policy analysis), and writing CBO reports and testimonies.

Applicants should have either a Ph.D. in economics, strong quantitative skills, and the ability to initiate and complete research projects independently and as part of a team. View requirements and apply online at

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/31/2015
Reference Instructions:
Confidential letters of recommendation should be sent to to be attached to your application.