JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017

Federal Housing Finance Agency

This listing is inactive.
Division of Federal Home Loan Bank Regulation
Risk Analysis & Research Branch

JOE ID Number: 2016-02_111457052
Date Posted: 11/03/2016
Date Inactive: 01/31/2017
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
G2 -- Financial Institutions and Services
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
D -- Microeconomics
P -- Economic Systems
G -- Financial Economics
H -- Public Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
00 -- Default: Any Field
Risk analytics
Survey methods
Sampling methods
Housing finance
Federal Home Loan Banks
Credit risk
Policy analysis
Bank examination
Financial institutions
Salary Range: $89, 923.00
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Division of Federal Home Loan Bank Regulation within the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has an opening for one or more Economists in 2017. Economists with interests in credit risk modeling, microeconomics, finance, capital markets, housing and mortgage markets, and survey design are encouraged to apply. Ph.D. in economics or finance preferred. Effective candidates must exhibit sound empirical research skills and effective written and oral communication skills. Periodic travel within the U.S. required. Salary dependent on education and experience.

FHFA, an independent regulatory agency in the executive branch of the federal government, is the safety and soundness and mission regulator of the Federal Home Loan Bank System, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac. Incumbents perform analyses of the programs, policies, and governance of the FHFA's regulated entities, along with developments affecting financial institutions and markets, secondary mortgage market operations, and other related topics to identify significant and emerging risks such as market, interest rate, operational, and credit risks facing the entities. Opportunities may involve any or a combination of research, policy, and examination work. FHFA employees enjoy all the standard federal benefits plus additional agency-specific benefits and competitive salaries not tied to the traditional Government's General Schedule pay system.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/31/2017
Reference Instructions:
Application Requirements
• Letters of Reference Instructions Below
• Recent Research Paper Instructions Below
• Resume Instructions Below

Application Deadline: 1/31/2017

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should apply through USA JOBS at URL:

The USA JOBS portion of the application process requires a resume / curriculum vitae, along with the application.

Separately, please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to, with the subject line: “Reference for [Applicant’s name”].

Also, please note that the applicant must forward one of his/her recent research papers to, with the subject line: “Research Paper”.

For more information about the FHFA or this position, please contact Pratima Subbarao at (202) 649-3303 or

FHFA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

US Citizenship required