JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016

U.S. Census Bureau

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Department of Commerce

JOE ID Number: 2015-02_111454022
Date Posted: 10/15/2015
Date Inactive: 01/31/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Suitland, Maryland, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
D -- Microeconomics
E2 -- Consumption, Saving, Production, Investment, Labor Markets, and Informal Economy
E3 -- Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles
H2 -- Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
O3 -- Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
O4 -- Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity
R -- Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics
Industrial Organization;
Labor Economics;
International Trade;
Environmental Economics;
Regional and Urban Economics;
Health Economics;
Economics of Household, Education, and Migration;
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); and household dynamics (housing, family structure, education, and migration). 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. network analysis and machine learning). Openings are anticipated in the Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division (SEHSD), the Center for Administrative Records Research and Applications (CARRA), and the Center for Economic Studies (CES). U.S. citizenship is required. Positions are subject to budgetary approval. The Census Bureau is an equal opportunity employer. Please submit materials using the JOE application. Review of materials will begin on November 20 and continue until positions are filled.

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