JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019

Joint Committee on Taxation, United States Congress

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Staff Economist

JOE ID Number: 2018-02_111460394
Date Posted: 08/15/2018
Date Inactive: 01/31/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Staff Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: H2 -- Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
Public Economics
Federal Taxation
Salary Range: Competitive
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Joint Committee on Taxation (the “JCT”) has openings for staff economists. The JCT is a nonpartisan professional staff, comprised of lawyers, economists, and certified public accountants that provides Congress with unbiased analysis of tax legislation. The staff of the JCT works closely with the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance and is involved in every aspect of the tax legislative process. For more information on the work of the JCT, see

The JCT is seeking staff economists to provide policy and technical advice to Members of Congress, Congressional committees, and respective staff. Staff economists work with Members of Congress and their staff in the development of tax proposals, and provide explanation and analysis of tax proposals, both orally in informal meetings and in formal written reports, such as the preparation of background materials for Congressional hearings and markups of tax legislation.

These are exciting and challenging positions for economists who have an interest in tax policy. Your work will be reflected immediately in tax legislation considered by the Congress. You will work in an informal team environment with other staff economists, attorneys, and accountants in analyzing tax legislation. Candidates must be a U.S. citizen and have a Ph.D. or equivalent, with training in public finance and taxation preferred. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 12/14/2018
Application Instructions:

Email a cover letter, vita, three letters of recommendation, and a sample of written work to and

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For more information, phone: 202-225-3621