JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015

Bureau of Economic Analysis

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International Economics Directorate
Economist

JOE ID Number: 2014-02_111452273
Date Posted: 11/24/2014
Date Inactive: 01/31/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
C8 -- Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs
D2 -- Production and Organizations
D5 -- General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium
F1 -- Trade
F2 -- International Factor Movements and International Business
F3 -- International Finance
L1 -- Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
M2 -- Business Economics
O3 -- Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights
Salary Range: $63,091 to $98,305 per year
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) anticipates filling one or two Ph.D. level economist positions in the International Economics Directorate during 2015. BEA’s mission as a leader in the development of new and innovative approaches to economic measurement is to strengthen our understanding of the U.S. economy by improving GDP and other national, regional, industry, and international accounts data.

Work in the international area involves research and analysis on international finance and investment, trade in goods and services, and the operations of multinational enterprises. Many of the projects employ micro level data from BEA surveys of international direct investment, multinational enterprises, and international services trade. Studies may cover such topics as globalization, trade in value added, and trends in the structure and composition of the balance of payments and international investment position.

Position focused on trade in value added: Experience with manipulating firm level microdata and input-output accounts is valued for this position. A successful candidate will conduct independent research on topics of importance to BEA’s mission and will be expected to publish research in professional journals, the Survey of Current Business, as well as present at conferences.

General position: Candidates who have demonstrated experience with empirical research are preferred, particularly in topics dealing with international economics and/or microeconomics. A successful candidate will conduct independent research on topics of importance to BEA’s mission and will be expected to publish that research in professional journals, the Survey of Current Business, as well as present at conferences.

BEA will interview the candidates at the ASSA meeting in Boston. Starting salaries for a Ph.D. level economist range from $63,091 to $98,305 per year, depending on experience and education. A curriculum vitae, a sample of written work, and three letters of recommendation are required. Submit application materials through JOE by December 19, 2014. Candidates must be U.S. citizens at time of application. BEA is an equal opportunity employer. Please send inquiries about the positions to assa@bea.gov.

Application Requirements:
  • Sample of Written Work
  • Letters of Reference
  • CV
  • Application Deadline Has Passed