JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Research Economist

JOE ID Number: 2016-02_111456729
Date Posted: 10/20/2016
Date Inactive: 01/31/2017
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
Labor Economics
Health Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates an opening for a junior or senior Research Economist in the Compensation Research and Program Development Group. Duties are equally divided between (1) self-directed research, and (2) activities that enhance the quality and usefulness of BLS programs and data. Self-directed research activities include being active within the academic community by presenting at seminars and conferences, publishing in peer-reviewed journals and participating in internal seminars. BLS research activities involve a range of BLS data, including the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses and the National Compensation Survey. The ideal candidate has a solid background in labor and/or health economics, strong econometric skills, superior writing skills, the ability to analyze large microdata files, and familiarity with survey design. Applicants should have a PhD or expect one by September 2017.

We will attend the ASSA meetings. For full consideration, submit application materials (CV, Job Market Paper, Cover Letter, 3 Reference Letters) through JOE by December 2, 2016. Candidates must be U.S. citizens at time of application. BLS is an equal opportunity employer.

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Application Requirements:
  • Letters of Reference
  • Job Market Paper
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
Application deadline: 12/02/2016
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