JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017

U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission

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Division of Economic and Risk Analysis
Financial Economist

JOE ID Number: 2016-02_111456900
Date Posted: 10/28/2016
Date Inactive: 01/31/2017
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Financial Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington DC, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
00 -- Default: Any Field
D1 -- Household Behavior and Family Economics
D5 -- General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium
D8 -- Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty
D9 -- Intertemporal Choice
E4 -- Money and Interest Rates
F6 -- Economic Impacts of Globalization
G0 -- General
G1 -- General Financial Markets
G2 -- Financial Institutions and Services
G3 -- Corporate Finance and Governance
H7 -- State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations
H8 -- Miscellaneous Issues
J2 -- Demand and Supply of Labor
J3 -- Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
O1 -- Economic Development
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC is seeking seasoned financial economists for the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA). Candidates should have an interest and a minimum of three-years research experience in topics of relevance to the regulation of financial markets, such as: market microstructure, behavioral finance, derivative securities, clearance and settlement, credit ratings, registered investment funds, private funds, municipal securities, investor behaviors, household finance, investor confidence, corporate governance, securities offerings, financial accounting and disclosure, or asset pricing. Please visit the website for additional information:

Job Description: Financial economists at the Commission provide economic guidance and research expertise to a broad range of activities, including rule-making, enforcement actions, market risk assessment, and other regulatory initiatives. Opportunities exist within the Division to focus on work in specific policy areas, risk assessment and modeling, or litigation support. In all roles, candidates must have the ability to apply academic research and empirical methods in support of Commission actions and regulatory programs, and are expected to engage in independent research directed at top-tier professional journals.

Job Qualifications:
• Education: Ph.D. in economics, finance, accounting, mathematics, statistics, or similarly quantitative field
• Experience: Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Examples of qualifying experience include economic research assignments of financial market entities covered by the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisors Act of 1940, the Securities Act of 1933, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, consultations and report preparation, evaluation and interpretation of economic information; or teaching assignments in a college or university in finance and economic subjects in combination with one of the following: personal research that produced evidence of results, direction of graduate theses in finance, accounting, economics, or similarly quantitative field; or service as a consultant or advisor on technical economics problems.
• U.S. Citizenship or a person admitted for permanent residence (green card) and seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)(B)) required for permanent employment.

Terms, Compensation and Benefits:
1. Financial Economists are compensated based on their qualifications and experience on the Commission’s pay scale.
2. Relocation expenses may be authorized.
3. To see a full list of SEC specific benefits, please go to this link

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/31/2017
Application Instructions:
We will be interviewing candidates at the 2017 American Economic Association Annual Meeting in Chicago January 6-8, 2017.

To apply, please submit a packet to

Please include your last name, first name 2017 Application Packet in the subject line in the following format: LastNameFirstName_JOE 2017 Application Packet. For example, the subject line would read: SmithJohn_JOE 2017 Application Packet. Please follow the naming conventions below in your application package. The packet must include:
1. brief cover e-mail indicating:
• your research interests or other reason for seeking the position,
• your US citizenship status,
• veteran’s status
• if you are attending AEA, and if so, which dates you will be attending
2. vita (Last NameFirstInitial_CV, e.g. SmithJ_CV)
3. Job Market Paper sample working papers or research (Last NameFirstInitial_ Paper title , e.g. SmithJ_ Strategy Execution), and
4. for candidates with less than three years of experience post doc, three letters of recommendation (Your LastNameFirstInitial_ Reference last name_ Recommendation, e.g., SmithJ_Jones_Recommendation).
For additional information, please go to .

To ensure proper consideration, please submit your application by December 1, 2016. Please note that candidate submissions, including all letters of recommendation, must be received by the submission date.
Applications will continue to be accepted until the position(s) are filled. However, to be interviewed at the AEA, you must submit your application packet by December 1, 2016.