JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018

U.S. Government Accountability Office

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Senior Economist

JOE ID Number: 2017-02_111458398
Date Posted: 09/25/2017
Date Inactive: 01/31/2018
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Senior Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
JEL Classifications:
00 -- Default: Any Field
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
D -- Microeconomics
F -- International Economics
G -- Financial Economics
H -- Public Economics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
O -- Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
E -- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
R -- Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

GAO ( anticipates openings for economist positions. GAO is the oversight agency for the U.S. Congress, and we contribute non-partisan, fact-based, objective analyses on federal government programs and policy. We seek PhD economists and PhD economics candidates who expect their degree in 2017. Candidates must have strong applied research and interpersonal skills. U.S. citizenship is required.

To apply for employment: You must apply through the USAJOBS openings that we anticipate starting to post in October/November (before the AEA meeting).

To express interest in meeting at the AEA: Submit a resume, job market paper, transcript, and 3 reference letters by December 1st to Submitting that information will also allow us to alert you when our USAJOBS openings are posted.

Since 2011, GAO has received top ranking among mid-size federal agencies for best workplace and support of diversity. GAO seeks a work environment where all employees are valued, treated fairly, and given opportunities to develop to their full potential. Each person's skills, talents, experiences and characteristics broaden the range of perspectives and approaches at GAO.

Openings are anticipated in these mission teams:
Center for Economics (Applied Research and Methods) --- The Center is under the direction of GAO's Chief Economist, and it is a diverse group of 30 PhD economists who contribute economic expertise and analyses to GAO reports. Economists in the Center have the flexibility to work with all of GAO's public policy teams and across all sectors of the economy and government. [All fields may apply].

Education, Workforce and Income Security --- EWIS examines policy questions related to k-12 and higher education, employment, training, disability, and retirement security. Studies include analyses of student loan debt held by older Americans, proposed changes within the Federal Employees Compensation Act, the federal school-meals program, and state efforts to expand retirement saving program coverage.

Financial Market and Community Investment (FMCI) --- FMCI supports Congress by helping to ensure that U.S. financial markets function smoothly and effectively and promote sound, sustainable community investment. FMCI seeks a financial, housing or urban economist.

International Affairs and Trade (IAT) --- IAT work covers a broad range of international policy issues including, for example, bilateral and multilateral foreign assistance, international trade policy and finance, foreign affairs managements, and countering foreign threats.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 12/01/2017
Application Instructions:
To express interest in meeting at the AEA: Submit a resume, job market paper, transcript, and 3 reference letters by December 1st to

You must apply through the USAJOBS openings below for the relevant Mission team. As stated in the USAJOBS links, you are required to have 1 year of specialized experience. Describe clearly in your resume in USAJOBS how you have done work that meets all of the requirement. For example, if for your PhD dissertation or other research work, you applied statistical research techniques to collect and interpreted large data files and developed new economic models or theories under the supervision of a senior colleague, for a period of at least 1 year, then describe clearly all of this on your USAJOBS resume. Each Mission Team has an independent review process:

Center for Economics:

International Affairs and Trade:

Education, Workforce and Income Securities:

Financial Markets and Community Investment: