JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016

Congressional Budget Office

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Assistant Director for Tax Analysis, Macroeconomist, Senior Adviser - Health, Applied Microeconomist/Modeler

JOE ID Number: 2016-01_111455523
Date Posted: 04/29/2016
Date Inactive: 07/31/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Director for Tax Analysis, Macroeconomist, Senior Adviser - Health, Applied Microeconomist/Modeler
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
H2 -- Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
C6 -- Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling
E6 -- Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook
H3 -- Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents
I1 -- Health
A1 -- General Economics
Public Finance
Health Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

CBO, a nonpartisan agency that provides Congress with the objective analyses needed for economic and budgetary decisions, seeks economists:

Assistant Director for Tax Analysis to lead a division which is responsible for forecasting federal revenues for CBO’s official 10-year budget “baseline” and for analyses related to federal tax policy. Applicants must have an advanced degree in economics or a related discipline—preferably a Ph.D.—and at least eight years of significant relevant experience.

Macroeconomist to analyze a broad range of issues, contribute to CBO’s recurring reports, and conduct original research. The macroeconomic division analyzes emerging developments in the economy, prepares semiannual forecasts of the U.S. economy, and assesses the macroeconomic effects of federal fiscal policy.

Senior Adviser for Health to contribute to a broad range of responsibilities, which include preparing CBO reports and testimonies, designing and producing state-of-the-art analytical studies, and constructing and improving analytic models.

Applied Microeconomist/Modeler to conduct research and analysis on a broad range of federal tax policy issues using a variety of analytical techniques, including microsimulation. Work will include helping to add new capabilities to CBO’s individual income tax microsimulation model and conducting empirical research.

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